PLENTY of workshops and activities will be on offer as Redruth’s Lowender Celtic Festival will be returning in October.

The annual event, which has been running for more than 40 years, takes place between October 26-29 with all activities taking place around Redruth town centre.

The festival sees an international gathering of performers celebrating Cornish culture and its Celtic connections.

This year will see Lowender, which has developed from the Lowender Peran Festival, reinforce its core value of connecting communities and championing Cornwall’s living traditions on not just a national scale but an international one too.

Street entertainment , ceilidhs, concerts, acoustic music sessions, Cornish wrestling, storytelling are just a dozen of activities for all the family to get involved in. Lowender is a word for celebration, mirth or festivity in the Cornish language.

The festival represents an opportunity for people to spread joy and happiness that comes from sharing music, dance, culture, and being part of a close-knit community.

Venues in the town holding sessions for this year’s festival include Redruth School, Redruth Community Centre, St Rumon Social Club, St Andrew’s Church, Redruth Albany RFC and more.

The event provides a platform to support emerging local talent and musicians and helps give visitors the opportunity to get stuck into an activity they perhaps had not done before.

Tickets are available now for members of the public who can choose which events they want to participate in.

They can also purchase festival rover tickets (covering all festival events), as well as a Friday & Saturday bundle and Super Saturday discount. Kids can go free and some events will require no charge.

• More information on this year’s programme can be found on Lowender’s website: programme-2023