Clubs, groups and organisations in Cornwall

There are lots of related clubs, groups and societies involved with arts, crafts, theatre and music in Cornwall. Also see our Arts and crafts courses, workshops and classes in Cornwall page for details of specific dates. If you would like your organisation listed here, please use our on-line submission forms.







Wesley Rock Art Group

Wesley Rock Art Group, Penzance, Cornwall

The group tends to choose a weekly topic but members are welcome to bring their own projects. The emphasis is on having fun, enjoying each others’ company and learning from our successes and mistakes. We meet every Monday 1.30pm until 3.00pm.

Art-K Truro

An educational art club for children and adults (6+years). This is an art club which provides a quality education program for anyone and everyone who wants to learn or to develop their creative skills. Projects focus on developing skills and use a wide variety of mediums such as acrylics, watercolours, oils on canvas, 3D projects, drawing, collage, etc. All materials are provided. Exploration of contemporary and historical artists means that the projects are progressive, educational as well as fun. We also help develop children’s visual perceptual and memory skills through our fun unique drawing exercises. These are the precursors to reading and writing skills which are a vital part of a child’s development. We also run a weekly session especially for home educated children form (4+ years). Find Art-K Truro on Facebook Follow Art-K Truro on twitter

Ponsanooth art class

  • Address: 41 St Michaels Road, Ponsanooth, Truro, Cornwall TR3 7ED
  • Telephone: 07879 427747
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  • Contact: Eileen Stevens

For people who cannot draw or sketch, I have developed a process for you to start with a pet portrait and coloured pencils that can be applied to any picture you want in future. Art classes are Monday 9:30 to 12:30 and Wednesday 6 to 9 pm. Find Ponsanooth art class on Facebook

Happy Art

  • Address: Leedstown Village Hall, Leedstown, Cornwall TR27 6EN
  • Telephone: 01736 753596 / 07384 583004
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  • Contact: Emma Davies

Hello I am Emma Davies a Professional Artist who has developed Happy Art - As many people want to learn about art and learn to paint but are apprehensive about picking up a pencil to sketch. So we are a weekly class that meet to have fun in a relaxed chatty environment. Each month a different theme is set and I encourage people to try different medias as people like to use what they are used to for example watercolours so I will suggest you try pastels. The Hall is huge so you can use a large easel or sit at a table. Every Thursday at 10am to 12 noon. Find Happy Art on Facebook

Mirva Gallery

A collective of makers and artists, based in St Ives, Cornwall. Mirva is a community interest company founded for the benefit of it's members. New member enquiries welcome. Find Mirva Gallery on Facebook Follow the Mirva Gallery blog

Looe Pastellists Group

  • Address: Lanreath Village Hall, Lanreath, Cornwall PL13 2NX
  • Telephone: 07765 321165 or 07484 650853
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  • Contact: Angela Hooper or Sue Crook

Looe Pastellists Group are an informal friendly group who meet on the second Wednesday of every month at Lanreath Village Hall. New members are welcome - we all help one another with ideas and techniques.

Awenek Studio CIC

Community art studio in South East Cornwall, offering in-house art and craft activities, outreach services and studio/classroom hire. Home art pack service to those in need or isolated: South East Cornwall. Community art and craft engagement activities. Give-art-a-go taster sessions and affordable creative groups and workshops. Sessions for individuals and families to make and create together. Volunteer placements and work experience opportunities. Find Awenek Studio CIC on Facebook

Fraddon Art Group

  • Address: Fraddon Village Hall, Main Road, Fraddon, Cornwall, Fraddon, Cornwall TR9 6NT
  • Telephone: 07801 296181
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  • Contact: Sheila Skinner

We are a group of people who have started from no experience and much self doubt, but find we can produce some nice art, and enjoy the pleasure of doing this with a chat (and tea and coffee.)we are keen to welcome new people, and all materials are provided to start with. Every Friday afternoon. 2pm to 4pm ish.

The Cornwall Arts and Crafts CIC

We are a community enterprise that raises money to provide subsidised arts and crafts workshops during the school holidays. Raising money from our online shop which sells mainly handmade Cornish items such as pottery and jewellery. We are hoping to work with the `Made in Cornwall` scheme by selling certified products from Cornwall based artisans on our website Find The Cornwall Arts and Crafts CIC on Facebook

Happy Art

  • Address: Passmore Edwards Institute Hall , Hayle, Cornwall TR27 4BU
  • Telephone: 07765041881 and 01736 753596
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  • Contact: Emma Davies

Happy Art is a relaxed environment for all ages and all abilities to enjoy and have a companionship to try out all medias of art. I strongly believe that enjoying what you are doing will create a person with a greater well being and therefore will be a lot more confident to express themselves. I encourage conversation and friendships in my class. On the second week of Happy Art we celebrated a birthday with gorgeous cup cakes. Having a positive outlook gives you a sense of self worth which will translate to all other areas of your life. Have a few hours of "me time" There is no such thing as can't in my classes, all you have to do is try it. I am Emma Davies a professional artist who has exhibited in RBSA in 2017 and in many galleries in West Cornwall

Penny Authors

Penny Authors is a poetry group which publishes anthologies. Penny Authors is an open group for aspiring writers and published authors who want to publish their work. It is free to all writers and they get a option to the share of the Royalties. Penny Authors has a co-operative promotion facility, where everyone helps and support each other. Find Penny Authors on Facebook

Truro Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society

Truro Amateur Operatic Society Ltd is a society that is made up of a very special group of people of all ages, and from all walks of life, who together excel in anything to do with amateur theatre, whether they be involved either on or off stage. Whatever talent you are able to offer: dancer, singer, actor, wardrobe, props, set design and building or directing, you will always find a warm welcome awaiting you at Truro Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society Ltd. Find Truro Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society on Facebook Follow Truro Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society on twitter Follow the Truro Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society blog

The Writers Collective

The Writers Collective is a writing community with an online drirectory which connects writers with businesses and writing based services. It also runs literary events, courses at its HQ in Penryn, Cornwall. Find The Writers Collective on Facebook Follow The Writers Collective on twitter Network with The Writers Collective on linkedin Follow the The Writers Collective blog

Bodmin and District Woodturning Club

Bodmin and District Woodturning club (originally Treknow Woodturners), was set up to promote the skill and enjoyment of woodturning, among members of the Club. Providing coaching for members of all abilities and to provide a safe environment in which woodturning, can take place. Promoting woodturning, within North Cornwall and the surrounding area. Club nights are on the second Thursday of each month and the fourth Thursdays of Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Oct and Nov. New members welcome whether experienced or complete novice.

Cornwall Guild of Weavers Spinners and Dyers

The Cornwall Guild has been established since 1951 and is one of the oldest Guilds in the country. We run two venues each month - Probus Village Hall on the 3rd Friday and at Chacewater W.I. Hall on the 4th Saturday [except Aug]. We also hold four Weavers Days a year, again at the Chacewater venue. We are a teaching Guild and endeavour to pass down the traditional craft of hand spinning and weaving to younger generations to safe guard it for the future.

Penzance Musical Theatre Company (PMTC)

We are a group of about fifty amateurs, who put on at least one big musical a year, usually at The Zennor Theatre in Penwith College, Penzance and we sing at other concerts around Penwith. Do please check out our website and the PMTC Facebook page for up-to-date information. Whether you want to be on stage, backstage or elsewhere, do get in touch, and we can have a chat. PMTC has been going nearly 100 years, so we must be doing something right. Find Penzance Musical Theatre Company (PMTC) on Facebook

Truro Choral Society

The society performs up to four concerts each year, often in Truro Cathedral. We perform mostly choral classic pieces, but also some modern choral music. There are a few optional social events. No auditions are required: come along and try us for three rehearsals before committing. We meet every Tuesday evening during term time, 7-9.15pm, at Richard Lander School, Truro, Cornwall.

St Austell Society of Artists

St Austell Society of Artists meet every Monday evenings from 7.15pm-9pm. We are a warm and friendly group of all ages and abilities, working in a variety of styles and mediums. We have a varied and interesting calendar ranging from workshops, to visiting artists, who give talks/demonstrations of their work and techniques. New members and visitors are always welcome so please come and join in. Find St Austell Society of Artists on Facebook

St Agnes Theatre Players

  • Address: 21 Rosemundy, St Agnes, Cornwall TR5 0UD
  • Telephone: 01872 553732
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  • Contact: Soozie Tinn

St Agnes Theatre Players is an amateur drama group, based in St. Agnes with a rehearsal room/store in Goonown. We aim to present three plays per year, one of which is normally an outdoor summer performance. We tackle all sort of productions both major and minor including Shakespeare, John Godber, Nick Darke, Sheridan and all shades around these. New members are always welcome, either on the performance side or on the support backstage area.

Lynher Valley Art

Artists and makers working together in the Lynher Valley in east Cornwall - textiles, oils paintings, treenware and willow; art and craft courses are also listed. You are welcome to visit our studios here in this peaceful, beautiful and little-known part of Cornwall on the edge of Bodmin Moor.