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Ensemble Solaire announced as the winner of the Boconnoc Music Award 2017

Ensemble Solaire from the Royal College of Music has been chosen from over 750 students as this year’s winner of the Boconnoc Music Award.

They will be in residence on the estate for a week in July, performing two concerts. The first in Boconnoc House on Tuesday 18 July and the second on Thursday 20 July in Boconnoc Church. These inspiring concerts enable classical music lovers to see top musicians in the early stages of their development in the beautiful surroundings of Boconnoc.

Previous winners of the award have gone on to do a wide range of work from project managing the Michael Kamen Music Collection to playing with the Birmingham Royal Ballet and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Ensemble Solaire is a fresh collection of young players formed in 2017 at the Royal College of Music made up of Renate Sokolovska (flute), Polly Bartlett (oboe), Elliot Gresty (clarinet), Matthew Horn (French horn) and Justin Sun (bassoon). The ensemble has performed in Cadogan Hall and the Victoria and Albert Museum, and has been working closely with Olivier Stankiewicz; principal oboe of the London Symphony Orchestra.

During their stay Ensemble Solaire will also perform to pupils at Doubletrees School in St Austell. This remarkable school educates children with significant learning needs and aims to inspire pupils through music.

Elizabeth Fortescue of Boconnoc says “We are delighted that Ensemble Solaire have been given the Boconnoc Music Award this year and are very much looking forward to them staying at Boconnoc.”

Tickets cost £20 for the recital in Boconnoc House on Tuesday 18th July, drinks are served from 6.30pm with the recital commencing at 7.15pm. The concert in Boconnoc Church on Thursday 20th July starts at 7pm. Tickets cost £12 and can be purchased on arrival.

For further details call 01208 872 507.

On Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th July 2017 the Cornwall Agility Club will host their annual Summer Dog Show at Boconnoc. The club is dedicated to shows throughout the year in Cornwall and we are delighted to welcome them here this year.

Spectators are welcome to attend so do come along for a great family day out.

For further details visit the Cornwall Agility Club’s website


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Boconnoc Hosts the Endurance GB South West‘s Premier Cornish Ride

More than 200 riders from all over the UK will make their way to Cornwall to take part in the Boconnoc Ride organised by Endurance GB South West on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 June. This prestigious 2-day event is by far the largest staged in Devon and Cornwall and is fast becoming EGBSW’s flagship event.

Riders visiting from all over the country will compete over a variety of distances from 20 to 50 miles. Chief route designer, Peter Claridge, puts riders through their paces over beautiful parkland, hidden valleys, across acres of open farmland and forestry tracks all set in and around the historical Boconnoc Estate. There are also three Pleasure Rides available each day, with distances of 10, 15 and 20 miles which are popular with local riders.

Elizabeth Fortescue, owner of Boconnoc Estate, says “It is always a pleasure to see the riders exploring the Estate and displaying their superb skills of long distance riding. Good luck to all of those who are competing”.

For further details visit the Endurance GB website or call 01208 821 328.

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Boconnoc, Flog It, BBC, Antiques, Cornwall,Have you ever wondered if that old vase your Great-Aunt Alma left you might be worth something? Or that porcelain figurine you purchased at the car boot sale last year because you were certain that it was a rare antique? Well now is your chance to find out!

On Thursday 1st June 2017, we are very excited to announce that Boconnoc will be the final venue for the 16th series of the popular BBC One programme Flog It!


Paul Martin and his team of experts invite members of the public to come along with up to three of their antiques and collectables for a free valuation! If selected for filming, you might be in with a chance of making some money by selling your items at Clarks Auction Rooms in Liskeard on Thursday 22nd June. Everyone who comes along to the valuation day will receive a free appraisal of their items even if they are not selected for filming.

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Elizabeth Fortescue, the owner of Boconnoc Estate is delighted to be hosting the show: “We are thrilled that Flog It will be filming at Boconnoc in what is a special year here as we celebrate the 300th anniversary of the purchase of the Estate with the proceeds of the sale of the Pitt Diamond (the largest diamond in the world at the time). We are very much looking forward to seeing the items that people bring and being a part of this wonderful show.”

So start hunting in your attic and come down for a wonderful day out here at the beautiful Boconnoc Estate.

Important information:

  • The valuation day is taking place between 9.30am – 4pm on Thursday 1st June
  • Entry will be free and limited to members of the public with items to be valued
  • For further information contact 0117 974 7839 or
  • Directions to Boconnoc Estate can be found here

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