Music, comedy and pasties!


The Eden Project has announced an all-star line-up of music and comedy and a showcase of baking skills for the World Pasty Championships on Saturday March 5.

The Voice UK winner Molly Hocking and comedy duo Pasty Man (Ed Rowe) and Pastry Maid (Jenny Beare) are among the stars of the show.

The event, which falls on St Piran’s Day, is the tenth time Eden has staged the gala celebration of Cornwall’s culinary gift to the globe in partnership with the Cornish Pasty Association (CPA).

Pasty Man and Pastry Maid

The CPA, which represents the £300-million-a-year baking industry west of the Tamar, has supported the championships since the inaugural event in 2012.

Chairman, Jason Jobling, said: “It’s great to be welcoming everyone back after the event had to be cancelled last year and it is fantastic that this year we are celebrating the pasty on St Piran’s Day.

“Over the last ten years the World Pasty Championships has proved to be a wonderful showcase for a beloved food which is not only celebrated in Cornwall but all around the world where Cornish people have travelled.”

This year, the CPA will also host a selection of interactive demos on the Pasty Stage, as well as the hotly-anticipated challenge to find in the World’s Fastest Crimper.

The championships are open to amateurs, professionals, juniors and companies. Entrants make pasties to the traditional Cornish recipe, or to their own recipe in the open savoury categories.

Entries are open until Sunday February 27. For full details, click here.