CHYAN APPLE DAY – Sunday 14th October

Apple Day is nearly upon us!!! – come and join us for some family fun this Sunday 14th October

Program of Events



1pm – Pearl Love
1.30 – PoetryIMG_6727
1.45 – Circus cabaret
2pm – Liams Music
2.30 – Whipple Tree Band Ceilidh
3.10pm – Apple Tree Blessing
3.30 –  Ceilidh
4pm – Circus Have-a-Go session
4.30 – Treesisters Talk

Walkabout Acts
Vegan Cafe



Ruffled Feathers – Clothing & Jewellery
FeralRose Vintage
Jazzy’s Vegan Cake Stand
Jacqueline’s Tarot Caravan
Coconut Shy
Ziggy’s Bouncy Castle
Rodeo Bull
Massage Tent
Vegan Society
Fal Greenpeace




1pm – Nature Games & Stories
2pm – Story telling with Alice
3pm – Despacho Gratitude Ritual
4pm – Straw Bale Flour War

Apple Bobbing
Apple Squishing
Apple Art
Face Painting
Apple-Mud Kitchen




Tai Chi – Apple Barn – 12pm – 1pm
Foraging Walk – 3pm
Talk on Beekeeping – Apple Barn – 4pm

Spoon Carving
Wet Felting & Felted Dreds
Clay Animals
Kid’s Yoga



We are having a work day/ volunteer day on the Community Field this coming Monday 3rd September – 11am-3pm.

A chance to reconnect with the field, or perhaps come for the first time and get to know it, make new friends or visit old ones! Meet by the polytunnel. Bring packed lunch.


Chyan Apple Day 14th October 2018

Autumn is upon us already: the blackberries are huge and juicy and the apples are already beginning to fall.

Chyan Apple Day is on 14th October 2018. 

Come and join us for a fun filled celebration of the harvest with apple pressing, vegan food cafe, bar, music, workshops, crafts, cakes and of course an appley kids area with kids crafts, storytelling and games.

Entry is £5 for adults and £3 for kids. Under 4 year olds are free.

The family fun takes place from 12pm-6pm – bring any apples from your trees and turn them into juice.




Summer is well and truly upon us. This summer, there are a number of felting courses running at Chyan:

Wet Felting Workshop – Felt a Bowl

27th July 2018

wet felt bows.jpg

Learn to wet felt your own bowl.

This workshop is for beginners. You will get an introduction into different types of wool and how to prepare raw wool for wet felting. We will talk about teasing, carding and dyeing raw wool with natural dyes.
You will take home your own felted bowl and skills in felting to experiment on your own project.

Limited Spaces Max. 10 people
Price £20


Please bring a large bath towel and a packed lunch. There will be tea, coffee and biscuits.

Please call Sharon 07780468945 for more details and to book a place.

Family Wet Felting Workshop –
make your own play mat:

30th July 2018

wet felt playmat
This workshop is for the whole family. Bring some toys, lego people, dolls, cars, tractor, etc. and create a lovely play mat together with your children.
You will get an introduction into different types of wool and how to prepare raw wool for wet felting. We will talk about teasing, carding and dyeing raw wool with natural dyes.
You will take home your own felted play mat as well as skills and ideas to experiment on your own project.

Max. 5 families (limited spaces so please book soon)
Price £30
Please bring a large bath towel and a packed lunch. There will be tea, coffee and biscuits.

Call Sharon –  07780468945 for more details and to book a place.

Slipper Felting Workshop

26th August 2018

This is a whole day workshop which will teach you how to make your own felted slippers. You will get an introduction into different types of wool and how to prepare raw wool for wet felting. We will talk about teasing, carding and dyeing raw wool with natural dyes.
You will take home your own felted slipper and skills in felting to experiment on your own project.

Max. 5 people
Price £45


Please bring a large bath towel. Soup will be provided for lunch and there will be tea, coffee and biscuits.

Please call Sharon 07780468945 for more details and to book a place.


Coming up over the summer half term are two of our big events: Surya Yoga Camp and Cornwall Circus Camp

Surya Yoga Camp:  25th-30th May 2018

Now in its tenth year, Surya Yoga Camp is about getting away, trying new forms of yoga and movement, and finding harmony within yourself and with those around you. It’s a small festival that takes place once a year and welcomes families and single visitors alike. Surya is incredibly lucky to be based at Chyan Cultural Centre, an 11-acre site deep in the Cornish countryside. Ideal for retreats and for returning to nature, some of the land is wild, some is nature reserve, and there is plenty of flat meadow for camping. In 2018 the festival will be held over the late May bank holiday from 25th – 30th May at Chyan Cultural Centre, Nr Falmouth, Cornwall. Arrivals Friday 25th (afternoon), workshops from Saturday to Tuesday all day, departures Wednesday 30th (morning).



Cornwall Circus Camp

Amazing acrobatics taught by acrobats from Kenya, stunning silks, hoop and trapeze classes at all levels taught by professionals including an aerial opera singer!  High wire and walking globe, comedy, clown, dance, yoga and more..

Swamp Circus is offering a holiday with a difference, set in idyllic Cornish countryside near Falmouth. Have a go at high wire, swinging trapeze and aerial silks. Learn the arts of trick-cycling, acrobatics and juggling. Enjoy morning yoga sessions and an evening sauna by the river. Great for beginners as well as those who want to hone their skills. Be entertained in our big top, gorge yourself on local organic delicacies, then relax and unwind in our saunas and solar showers.


Chyan Workshops & Activities Spring 2018


There is loads going on at Chyan this as we head towards the spring.

Chyan Cinema

We have a film night beginning at Chyan every other Thursday in the Apple Barn, showing documentaries, banned films, independent films.
6pm – Kid’s Film
7pm – Adult Film
Suggested donation: £3 adult, £2 under 16s

Thursday 25th January – Coconut Revolution
Thursday 8th February – We the Uncivilised
Thursday 22nd February – A New We
Thursday 8th March – Tomorrow

Chyan Jam Night – Funk, Blues, Jazz, Soul

Calling all musicians: Chyan Jam is for those who like to play funk, blues, jazz or soul and have their own instrument. Feel free to bring food and drink and extra amplification if you have.
Last Wednesday of every month 7pm-10.30pm in The Apple Barn
Contact: Will on 07936648246

We also have a number of workshops and courses running through spring:

  • Aerial Yoga – every Sunday 10am-1pm, 6 week course on aerial swing. Next course 11th March to 15th April. Contact Nay 07502943510 for details and booking or email
  • Fruit Tree Grafting – learn to graft your own fruit trees with apple tree expert. Soup provided.  Contact Simon 01326 340744 to book
    Sunday 25th Feb & Sunday 4th March –  10am-3pm – £10/ £5 unwaged
  • Wet Felting  – A series of felting workshops beginning end January including slippers & bowls. Contact: Sharon 07780468945
  • Vegan Tasting evening – in Apple Barn – 1st Sunday of every month beginning Sunday February 4th. Bring a dish per person £1 or pay £5
  • Mindfulness Day Retreat – A stress reduction course for healthcare professionals.
    Contact Stephanie 07815801234
  • Copper Bowl Making – Craft your own copper bowl.
    Contact Phoenix 07477579700 Saturday Feb 24th  2-5 pm   £30
  • Kitty Star Art Workshops:
    Sigil Art – Sunday 25th February 2pm-5pm – £15 materials provided.
    Learn the art of creating beautiful magical symbols to manifest your intentions. Yoni Art – Saturday 25th March 10.30am-4pm – £30 materials & lunch provided.
    A day workshop for women exploring creativity and sexuality.
    Contact: 07949451004
  • Weaving & Dreaming Peg Loom Workshop
    Saturday 3rd March 9.30am-5pm £75 – £90 sliding scale
    Space to reflect, dream & weave a pegloom sitting mat. Lunch included.
    Contact: Naomi Hannam 07791703681
  • From Fleece to Fibre
    Saturday 7th April 10am-1pm £20pp
    Learn the basics about transforming wool from a sheep into wool for knitting. Looking at different types of sheep’s wool and how to sort, wash, comb and spin it.
  • Natural Dyeing
    Saturday 14th April 10am-1pm £20pp
    Learn how to dye raw and spun wool using foraged plant materials





21st December 2017


We are celebrating the solstice at Chyan on 21st December

  • 8pm FIRE SHOW
  • Vagabond Circus
  • disco
  • flamenco
  • bands
  • open mic
  • vegan food
  • bar


The solstices represent the two pivotal turning points of the year. This is easy to understand when we use the cycle of the breath as an example: the winter solstice can be likened to the end of the year’s exhale. After the winter solstice, the earth begins to inhale, continuing to do so until she reaches the summer solstice, after which time, the exhale begins again. All of our cycles: the seasons, the moon, a woman’s body, our life cycle, the tide, the breath, they all follow this same pattern of growth followed by retreat. Part of the problem with modern society and its rampant capitalism is that it does not follow this pattern. There is only room for growth in the model of capitalism, but without these times of rest and retreat, the system becomes cancerous and destructive and out of control.

This is why the solstices are so important and were celebrated as such by our ancestors. Although we will remain in the darkest months for some time after the solstice, this point marks the return of growth, of light, the turning of the year.



3rd March 2017 – Weaving and Dreaming Workshop

weaving and dreaming workshops




It must be autumn!!!

Chyan Apple Day, the date we’ve all been waiting for,  is taking place on 8th October 2017.

We will have stalls, workshops, crafts, a kids area with storytelling and activities, live music, a bar, a vegan cafe, wood-fired pizza, cakes, archery and of course, apple pressing and plenty of other apple based activities.

12pm-6pm. Entry £5 per adult.

Come and celebrate the apple harvest with us.

The Naturally Vegan Plot…

The Naturally Vegan plot is a partner organisation that Chyan Farm supports and is one of the federation of stock-free organic producers in Cornwall.
Their website is here.
The Naturally Vegan Plot is a developing volunteer run 3.5 acre research, education and demonstration gardens, based in the rolling hills of the Tamar Valley near Callington, dedicated to raising awareness about the negative impacts of certain land management practises whilst focusing on positive practical solutions through implementing low impact, non exploitative vegan organic principles, with a long term view of dissemination of information and knowledge and providing vegan organic produce we aim to involve people wherever possible, we are also committed to growing and uniting the vegan community, with this in mind we organise various Vegan Events …
If you are interested in helping us in our mission to provide vegan organics to the local community … and beyond … perhaps you’d like to check out our page for details of our visitor volunteer days and other events …
Please see below for more details about some of the upcoming events …
How does The Garden Grow – Visitor Volunteer day –
27th July Plant Survey of The Naturally Vegan Plot – for budding botanist and ‘wild’ plant enthusiasts –
29th July All Day Vegan Elevensies – Monthly Pop Up Drop In Vegan Outreach Mini Market –
5th / 6th August – Back To Earth Composting Seminar – learn composting and much more, the first and introductory module of a series of courses and workshops –
26th August – All Day Vegan Elevensies
10th September – Sunday Afternoonsies Vegan BBQ –
16th / 17th September – Let’s Grow Vegan Camp – weekend of activities including camping, cycling, tree planting, music, yoga, trampolines, visit to the Donkey Sanctuary –