We may have had a typical English summer weather wise, with a mix of sun and showers, but event wise this summer has been one of the most exciting and exhilarating ever! Summer 2012 kicked off in June with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and later the Olympics, which ended this Sunday.
We have had a great excuse to celebrate and now it feels as if it is all over until Christmas! We are all in need of a bit of Olympic Replacement Therapy, which makes it the perfect time to make a trip to Newquay, where there is plenty to fill that post Olympic gap!
Nowhereisland in Newquay, 23rd – 28th August
Take a break away to Newquay to see this unique floating sculpture by artist Alex Hartley who is inspired by hostile surroundings and today’s environmental issues.
The sculpture is voyaging around the south west’s amazing coastline, as part of an epic voyage of over 500 nautical miles during London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games. Nowhereisland is anchored off at Towan Beach.
Nowhereisland will be accompanied by its remarkable mobile Embassy, packed full of intriguing objects and fascinating information. There’ll be something for all ages and interests and you’ll even be able to register as a Nowhereisland citizen. You’ll find the mobile Embassy parked up on the Killacourt, offering wonderful views of the island. It is open from 12pm – 5pm daily in Newquay.
To find out more about this interesting project go to www.nowhereisland.org
Take up a new sport with Flexifoil Kite Taster Days – 18th -19th August
If the Olympics have inspired you to take up a new sport then this is your perfect opportunity!
To celebrate Flexifoil’s 40th anniversary, and the launch of the new Force kite surf range, there are free kite surfing taster sessions at Watergate Bay.
The Flexifoil team includes five times world champion Aaron Hadlow who will be on the beach at Watergate Bay for two days to show you how to get the best from your kite, whether you are on the sand or water.
Sessions will take place between 10am – 4pm each day. To take part just go to the Extreme Academy building.
Or if the Olympics have just made you want to sit back and relax there are plenty of new films out at the Lighthouse Cinema, Newquay
The Olympics may not be still on television but there are plenty of great films to watch at the Lighthouse cinema in Newquay!
The Expendables 2nd – 16th of August Starring cinemas best action heroes Sylvester Stallone, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris, Jet Li, Jason Statham, Bruce Willis, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.
Starring cinemas best action heroes Sylvester Stallone, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris, Jet Li, Jason Statham, Bruce Willis, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.
Brave – Out Now Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.
Keith Lemon: The Film – 24th of August
Presenter of Celebrity Juice
, Keith Lemon, stars in his own film. This comedy is about Keith’s rags to riches story - he invents a phone with a light up lemon on the back which leads to a Hollywood celebrity lifestyle and a relationship with Kelly Brook. The film has a celebrity cast including Verne Troyer, and cameos by Peter Andre, Gary Barlow, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm, Rizzle Kicks and Celebrity Juice
stars Fearne Cotton and Holly Willoughby.
Take this Waltz – 17th of August
This comedy drama is about freelance writer Margot (Michelle Williams) who meets Daniel (Luke Kilby) whilst one a business trip and they immediately have chemistry. She reveals to him that she is married, but it turns out that Daniel lives across the street from Margot and her husband Lou (Seth Rogen) in a leafy Toronto suburb. Although Lou and Margot appear happy together it becomes clear that she is not entirely satisfied with her marriage.
Come away and enjoy what Newquay has to offer…
Newquay has the golden beaches, surf, and great attractions including the Blue Reef Aquarium and Newquay Zoo, as well has great shopping from surf boutiques, unique jewellery shops, beach shops and fudge shops.
Newquay has some new hot spots this summer breathing a breath of fresh life back into the town and making it a top time to visit! New places include, a new Wetherspoons called the The Cribbar, named after the town’s biggest wave just off Fistral, and new Vintage clothes shop, Paraphernalia, hidden up Beachfield Avenue.
The Cribbar is in a prime spot in Newquay, with views across Towan Beach in the distance, this large Wetherspoons just opened on the 14th of August.
Paraphernalia has tea and homemade cakes all served on mismatched vintage crockery, along with a shop selling vintage and quirky style interiors and a vintage clothes store where you can find lots of bargains!