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Bodmin Moor International Dark Sky Park

Our unique dark rural setting on the fringe of Bodmin Moor has an opportunity to make an historic mark, which will enhance our lifestyle, protect our community and last for generations to come.

Cornwall Council and Caradon Observatory have proposed a bid to have Bodmin Moor recognised as a Gold standard International Dark Sky Park, arguably comparable to World Heritage Site status. The Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Unit and the Campaign to Protect Rural England support the proposal and with public backing, the council will submit the decision this summer.

Edwina Hannaford, Cornwall Council’s portfolio holder for planning, said: “I’m thrilled with this initiative. It mixes the ageless fascination and romance of the stars with real science and learning, and it has tangible opportunities for tourism too.

“Recent observatory data shows that the quality of the night sky over Bodmin Moor is amongst the best in the world. Achieving recognition of this through an International Dark Sky Park designation would help protect the night sky from light pollution and bring other benefits, including providing a focus for awareness and learning about the stars and solar systems, a further draw for visitors to the area and a starrier sky for local residents.”

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Kelliwik Music Festival

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Kelliwik Festival entertained us with a massive variety of Music, and All acts came FREE of Charge over the packed 3 days.

Performing in the craft & bar tents & main marquee an amazing feat by the organisers

Some of the crafters will be joining us on the Show Fun Day ! Jewellery, Art, Nappy cakes, cards, prints, wood work. There’s going to be quite a mix including Elaine & Cat Ede promoting the virtues of Forever Aloe Vera products. 07775 409 493

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Come and join the Band!

With a busy summer season of engagements drawing to a close, Callington Town Band and its Training Band invite new members to ‘Come and Join Us!’

Whether you are a learner or returning after a break or an experienced player we would welcome players of all abilities.  Instruments can be provided, on loan, free of charge to members.  Cornet players are particularly needed.

Visit our website,, phone Band Secretary, Shirley Morse (01579 350336) or speak to the players whenever you see them at engagements.  Get it straight from the horse’s mouth!



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Rehearsals are going spectacularly well in preparation for forthcoming concert in October, contributions in the Fun Day etc . The theme is Songs from Stage and Screen and songs on the list include some Gilbert and Sullivan, Les Miserables, Oklahoma, Phantom, Cats, Sound Of Music, Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and West Side Story to name a few. It’s not too late to join for the term!

Contact Rachael Budd ) 01579 389328. The next few rehearsals will be on 11th May, 18th May, 8th June in Golberdon Parish Hall.

Christmas With East Cornwall Bach Choir

East Cornwall Bach Choir presents:

A Christmas Celebration

including music by Bob Chilcott, and many others, old and new

East Cornwall Bach Choir

Conductor: Paul Ellis

Pianist: Jonathan Watts

7.30 pm Saturday 13th December 2014

St Petroc’s Church, Bodmin

Tickets available from Bodmin TIC (01208 76616) and Liskeard TIC (01579 349148), online at ,  and at the door.   Adults: £14, Full-time students: £7, School-children: free

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