Redruth are ready to celebrate all things Cornwall as part of the town’s St Piran’s Festival on Saturday.

The day’s showpiece event is the parade which will start at Lemins Court at 11am. It will then head up to Lower Fore Street past the Miner Statue to higher Fore Street and into the Flowerpot Chapel car park. 

Once arriving there, the parade will gather together for the traditional blessing at around 11.30 and join Redruth Town Band and the Red River Singers to raise their voices for the ‘Trelawny Shout’ at 12.00. 

There will be plenty of entertainment provided on Fore Street on the day, including a children’s carousel, music by Red River and Raffidy Dumitz, dancing by the Carn Brea Morris Dancers and a choir performance outside the Regal Cinema with Maids of Melody. Food, crafts and engagements stalls will be present on the street throughout the day.  

At 10am there will be a new town crier coat unveiling at the Miner Statue. A group of artists have been tasked to design and make a bespoke story coat for the town crier with the help of the community. 

Plenty of music will be heard at the Flowerpot Chapel car park, among those performing include Bagas Crowd, Treleigh School Community Choir and Holman-Climax Male Voice Choir. Cobweb Tours will also be telling the story of St Piran at 2pm.  

Meanwhile in other parts of the town, children can enjoy a variety of games on Alma Place during the day, while more craft stalls will be at the Market Hall accompanied by music from Strange Folk, Jumping Out Duo and The Goonbillys. Redruth Library are to host the Redruth Festival Band who are set to perform at 10am while a crafting session will take place from 12.30. 

The Oxford Inn are holding a Cornish/Celtic music session hosted by Lowender, while The Drapery are welcoming a number of local bands and serving food supplied by Fat Breads. 

Visitors can also visit Kresen Kernow to print their very own Cornish inspired lino carving, while The Art Room are providing have-a-go printmaking sessions with printmaker Caroline Wilkins.