The sun is still shining and shorts, t-shirts and flip flops are still de rigueur for now. In fact September in Cornwall is normally a lovely time as the weather is still good, the tourist masses have predominantly gone home and there is a calm air about the place. However, a little nip in the air is definitely sneaking in and, meteorologically speaking, apparently autumn is officially here. That means that some of us do start turning our thoughts to darker, wilder evenings and ways to distract us from even colder thoughts of winter.
One such opportunity of distraction features at the end of this month in the form of an Autumn Dinner and Dance organised by the lovely folks from The Naturally Vegan Plot and Cornwall Vegan Festival. It's not only an autumnal distraction for you but a very fine fundraiser for Animal Aid, The Naturally Vegan Plot and Cornwall Vegan Festival.
As with most vegans I know, good food tends to be the main event every day let alone during a night out, and this special evening of entertainment promises three courses of delicious food. Starters and mains are provided in the form of a dining buffet from local vegan caterers Sloth and Sparrow. Hopefully there would still be some space left under your sparkly dress or suit clad tummies for deserts from The Little Green Vegan Bakery and Mint and Marjoram, both also Cornish based vegan caterers with reputations of providing wickedly delicious creations. With a licensed bar, and teas and coffees available too, I think any vegan out there could be more than satisfied that the food part of this evening looks to have been well and truly covered.
The only worry would be that, with such a dinner on offer, how much dancing is going to be possible after? Fear not it seems as the range of music on offer from these vegan musical talents seems to allow for gentle digestion whilst you sit and be mesmerised, as well as have a chance to strut your vegan stuff. Details of the musicians playing are on the Autumn Dinner and Dance Facebook Event Page.
If you don't already feel lucky enough sat with a full tummy of delicious food whilst being serenaded by talented vegan musicians, there is also the chance of being a total winner in The Grand Prize Draw taking place on the night. Each ticket holder for the Dinner and Dance receives a free prize draw ticket, with the option to buy more raffle tickets during the evening. The lucky winner gets a hamper, worth over £100, full to the brim with wondrous vegan foodie gifts and vouchers from The Eco Collective.
So vegan food, vegan musicians and vegan prizes........where, when and how do you sign up if this is your thing? Treverbyn Community Hall, over St Austell way, is where it's at. Saturday 28th September is the date to put in your diary. And tickets are available to purchase from Eventbrite, along with full up to date details on the evening on offer.
Grab a ticket whilst they are still available...