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Events in Cornwall 2022

Musical theatre, classic sailing races, surfing competitions, endless beaches and festive events are taking place in Cornwall this year. Take a look at our top events and activities across the county to keep you and the family entertained. 

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Work-life balance

Is it really possible to mix work with family holiday time, and do either thing well? Telegraph journalist, Hattie Garlick, takes a day out from her holiday and tells us why it's the best place to get a work-life balance.

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Hattie Garlick Working In A Beach Loft Watergate Bay
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Emily's meringue roulade

Straight from Saturday Kitchen with Matt Tebbutt, you can now make Emily Scott’s meringue roulade, clementine curd, Cornish cream and passion fruit at home with her delicious recipe.

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Which wetsuit do I need?

Wetsuit technology has come a long way since its inception and now there's a range of wetsuits keeping you warm all year round, with flexibility and durability to withstand nature's elements, but which one do you need?

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Emily's chocolate mousse

A pudding that is rarely met with anything but delight. A mousse that is rich but light. Top with Rodda's clotted cream or delicious with vanilla ice cream.

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Penguin's essential 2022 reading guide

Penguin’s 2022 reading list of 12 new fiction and non-fiction releases including John le Carre’s latest novel, Silverview, Renegades by Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen and Taste by Stanley Tucci.

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Interior style - Beach lofts

We're often asked about the artists whose floor-ceiling seascapes line the walls of the lofts, where to find the sizeable woven basket pendant lampshades hanging from the rafters, and the suppliers behind the other textures and features, from cushions to wardrobe handles.

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Ruark post surf playlist

From Otis Redding to Ben Howard, the sea is an enduring muse for songwriters. We asked Ruark Audio – who make the stylish R1 bedside radios you’ll find in all of our rooms – to tap into this creative inspiration and put together a playlist that celebrates the ocean.

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7 inspiring short films about the sea

Take a visual voyage across the oceans. We’ve selected seven beautiful and enlightening short films to deepen your understanding of the many benefits the sea brings.

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Nina Brooke - artist in residence

Local seascape artist Nina Brooke took up residency at Watergate Bay in September, sketching and painting in various spaces around the hotel and on the beach. Her large-scale ‘birds’ eye view’ canvases capture striking aerial perspectives. Find out what goes into making one of her paintings.

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Nina Brooke Exhibition Artwork