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Launceston celebrates heritage across the G7 Summit weekend

We might not see nor hear from Boris or Biden (we are pretty sure their big shiny cars wouldn’t get through the Southgate Arch anyway), but Launceston have planned a celebration of heritage over the G7 Summit weekend fit for any world leader to attend.

It was only seven weeks ago that Launceston was included as one of the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce’s Regional Hubs during the G7 Summit weekend, though in true Cornish community spirit the Launceston Chamber of Commerce, Launceston Life, Town Council, Cornwall Council, businesses and residents have worked hard and collaborated to bring locals and visitors a wonderful weekend of business to business events, entertainment, history and even our very own Gin7 Summit event at Eagle House Hotel & Distillery!

The ancient castle and market town of Launceston, located on the Cornwall-Devon border, will be buzzing come G7 Summit weekend, with a number of events taking place from the Thursday evening all the way through to Sunday.

Kicking off the celebration on Thursday, 10th June, the Eagle House Hotel & Distillery, nestled on Cornwall’s finest Georgian street next to Launceston Castle, will be hosting the Gin7 Summit within their beautifully renovated hotel restaurant, bar and terrace. This event will be a hit with gin lovers everywhere, presenting the opportunity to taste Cornish gins in Cornwall’s only gin hotel, along with a fantastic menu.

On Friday, 11th June, there will be a market in Launceston Town Square, competitions taking place across a number of locations in the town for children, a walking tour with historian Les Kennedy so you can see the town’s rich past for yourself, plus a book signing with author Robert Crowther.

Saturday will see a similar lineup, with competitions, another walking tour with Les Kennedy and Robert Crowther’s book signing. However, if you venture into the square or castle grounds, there will be a number of other means of entertainment to enjoy. There will be Town Crier Tales taking place in the morning and afternoon, as well as a Medieval fancy dress parade through town, music from Launceston Town Band and PopChoir, plus see the almighty stilt walkers greeting everyone in the square throughout the day. If you fancy staying for a long time, why not bring your own picnic and settle down in the castle grounds to enjoy some fantastic live music in the afternoon?

The fun doesn’t stop there! On the final day, Sunday, the competitions will continue and a market will be in full swing at the Pannier Market until 3pm. You will also be able to catch The Pleasure Thieves in the Square from 1.30pm.

In addition to the range of fun and exciting events taking place in Launceston over the weekend, local media company Launceston Life will be hosting a series of Business to Business events and looks forward to welcoming businesspeople to three different locations in Launceston to discuss business in Cornwall, sustainability and the G7 Summit. These events will take place on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday - kicking off with a business debate, live footage from the G7 Summit and digital discussions.

If you want to know more about the celebration events taking place in Launceston over the weekend of the G7 Summit, or would like information on how to book tickets and when to attend, visit Launceston Life’s Facebook page or Launceston Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page.


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