2011-2012 Events


BID Events


lanterns NV12 Days of Christmas 

12 day festival that took place throughout the town at a range of BID members’ venues. Events such as music, dance, performance and film screenings were all free to attend for families in the lead up to Christmas

Christmas Lantern Parade

The BID organised a lantern making workshop for 80 Trenance Learning Academy pupils at Blue Reef Aquarium and the children took part in a Lantern Parade to enhance the Christmas Lights Switch-on.


BID Supported

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    Zapcat Racing

    The Zapcat Racing Championships, which relocated from Watergate Bay to Fistral, has been supported by the BID since September 2011, to add to the sporting events on offer at Newquay’s world class beach

  • Newquay Fish Festival

     – One of the town’s best-loved events has received financial and PR support from the BID since September 2011. So far the BID has funded banners, local, regional and national PR as well as re-branding for the 10th year of the festival from the 14th-16th September 2012

  • OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABritish Surf Film Festival  

    This brand new film festival made its debut last year, with a range of surf cinema showcases including a premier of Disney surf film Soul Surfer. The BID funded an event launch party to generate publicity for the new event based at Lighthouse Cinema

  • Cornwall Film Festival  

     This popular Cornish festival relocated to Newquay’s new Lighthouse Cinema in November of 2011 and the BID supported the event through funding and PR support. The film festival will receive further support as it returns in November 2012.

  • Art 8 

     Newquay’s first art festival took pace in April throughout the town centre with a range of exhibitions and workshops ranging from painting and sculpture to music, dance and drama. Newquay  ID supported the event by contributing towards the cost of publicity materials.

BID Events

  • cricket_searle-8362Beach Cricket

     As part of the business plan, the BID created a family sporting event at Fistral Beach in association with Barefeet Promotions, Fistral Leisure and the Cornish Cricket Company which involved children as well as ex-professional, overseas and Cornish players opting to play on Fistral’s sands rather than a grass pitch.

  • The Big Seaside Screening

      Saturday 25th August will see the BID’s first outdoor film screening take place at The Headland overlooking Fistral Beach showing 60s surf classic The Endless Summer. The event – which is free to attend – has been orchestrated by the BID with support from Event Cornwall and The Headland Hotel.

  • Zombie Walk

    Dressed in their scariest Hallowe’en costumes, local kids and visitors alike are challenged to spook the ghouls and zombies into fleeing from Newquay, with the help of a storyteller who will lead the march.

  • Festive Festival

    30th November to 2nd December. This Festive Programe of events that lit up the town was put otgether aimed to add value to 2012_xmas_fest-5389the existing Christmas Lights Switch on event. Real Reindeer, Food and Craft Market, Lantern Parade, Street Entertainment and a programme of events activity across the town centre over the weekend were included.

  • Music and Ale Festival 

     21st December to 22nd December. After a two year break the BID brought back the festival with a new set up on the piazza, opposite the cinema. Festival goers were protected from the elements under a large marquee and enjoyed music and ale through out the weekend. 


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