Events

Cornwall Spring Flower Show

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Date: 5-6 April 2014.
During this weekend a flourish of colours, smells fill the grounds of Boconnoc House, Lostwithiel, as the Spring Flower show is exhibition. With show gardens, horticultural trade stands and competitive classes, there are elements to the show that will interest all. The show welcomes the delights of spring plant life, there is live music, local food produce and a variety of activities for all age groups.

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Cornwall International Male Voice Choral Festival

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Date: 29-4 May 2015.
This year, 60 choirs from around the world will come together in Cornwall to compete and sing in this highly competitive choral festival. Choir groups from the UK, Australia, Russia, Germany, Lithuania and many more countries will compete. Twenty five concerts will take place during the festival. Performances are happening across Cornwall during the week, ticket details can be found on the official website.

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Flushing Regatta 

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Date: 19 July 2014.
The regatta is a family fun day with of competitors of all ages. The regatta is based at the Flushing sailing club. There are events for all the family and home-made tea and cakes on sale.
The full event regatta can be bought nearer the time at Mylor and Flushing village stores.

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Porthleven Food Festival

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Date: 26 April 2014.


The festival takes place round the picturesque harbour of Porthleven. The festival is themed ‘Local Food, Global Stage’ and is hoped to be incorporated into an excited day with exotic foods, music and entertainment.

The event is a family friendly day with interesting sights, smells and tastes. There will be a cooking demonstration from Festival patron Antony Worall Thomson in a Ready Steady Cook style.

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Falmouth Week 

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Date:  8-17 August 2014.

Falmouth Week has developed into the largest regatta in the South West, rivalled only by Cowes Week. It provides a racing schedule to challenge the most competitive sailors, yet retains a ‘fun and friendly’ feel which also attracts families and the less experienced.

Formally called, Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week, this year’s Falmouth Week will see six days of competitive racing for keelboats, traditional craft and dinghies in the waters of Falmouth Bay, the Carrick Roads and the Harbour, with a Champagne Day on Wednesday. Activity on the water is matched by a lively Shoreside programme of daytime and evening entertainment, culminating in a magnificent firework display over the Harbour. With a Grand Prize Giving party in the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club at the end of the Week.

The regatta starts with Falmouth Classics, over 100 classic yachts racing in the Carrick Roads and Falmouth Bay. It is followed by six days of handicap/fleet racing for keelboats, traditional craft and dinghies in the waters of Falmouth Bay, the Carrick Roads and the harbour. Wednesday is Champagne Day, with the Champagne Race race for  IRC and PY 1&2 yachts and MOCRA multihulls with a long coastal course, whilst smaller boats race in the Carrick Roads. All class winners received a champagne prize and special prizes for dinghies.

The best vantage points for viewing the sailing are: Pendennis and St Mawes Castles, St Anthony Head, Castle Drive and Pendennis Point, Trefusis Point and Flushing. To view the dinghys, walk from Mylor Yacht Harbour towards Restronguet Sailing Club.

More info at: http://src.falmouthweek.co.uk/

Flushing Art Week

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Date: 24-31 May 2014.


Flushing Art Week is a celebration of local art, music and theatre. it is a family friendly fun week filled with activities. A variety of works are exhibited during the week from circus skills to theatre. The village hall is  filled each day with an exhibition. The theme this year is ‘Flushing; a moment in time.’

The Flushing Art Week also showcases local projects such as the ‘art in a box’ and Flushing photographic competition.

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Falmouth Oyster Festival

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Date: 9-12 October 2014.

Falmouth Oyster Festival celebrates the start of the oyster dredging season, the diversity and quality of Cornish Seafood and, in particular, the last remaining traditional oyster fishery in Europe still dredging by sail and hand punt.

The four day festival is packed with cookery demonstrations by leading local chefs. There are oysters, seafood, wine and local ale to sample along with children’s shell painting, entertainment in the form of sea shanties, a town parade, live music, an oyster shucking competition, a Falmouth Working Boat race and marquees brimming with Cornish produce. The festival is a must for all oyster, seafood and maritime heritage enthusiasts!

www.falmouthoysterfestival.co.uk

Fal River Festival 

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Date: 23 May-1 June 2014.

The festival was established in 2006 and embraces the places, people, history, culture and industry connected to this very Cornish river. With its diverse mix of events taking place at dozens of locations around the water, the festival gives a real chance to engage with life on the river and discover some of its fascinating history.

Last year saw the Fal River Walk, Castle to Castle Swim, Fal Fish Festival, the award-winning Film on the Fal and the opening Beer Fleet Parade. You can expect the same and more this year.

The ten day festival is a not-for-profit community festival which encompasses over 150 events ranging from music and drama, arts and heritage to gig racing, swimming and wildlife walks. Throughout the festival you’ll find a range of diverse entertainment, including jazz bands playing on the harbour in St Mawes, film screenings on ferries moored offshore and, of course, plenty of seafood to sample.

All the action takes place in Falmouth, Truro and around the Roseland Peninsular and thousands of people flock to the area where there are simply loads of events to take part in. Pick up tips from celebrity chefs demonstrating seafood recipes, watch a street theatre performance, listen to a traditional male voice choir, dance the night away to Celtic music or you could even take part in the Castle to Castle swim across the Fal Estuary.

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SPLASH Falmouth

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Date: 20th-28th September 2014.


To celebrate creativity in Falmouth art, drama, poetry, comedy and dance will be performed, exhibited and celebrated. Talks from leading professionals in these subjects. The 2014 line up is being planned and will be up soon.

As one of Falmouth’s newest festivals, the week aims to celebrate creativity in Falmouth.

Falmouth is one of the leading creative and design hubs of the South West, boasting many of the county’s leading design and image agencies. The town is also full of creative students from the award-winning Falmouth University.

The town plays host to many artists and writers including famous and award-winning writer Michael Morpurgo. The week is filled with creative events and talks from artists for you to enjoy.

For book lovers there’s a book festival held as part of Splash which brings you talks from authors and advice on how to get a book published. The week also brings live music, an art exhibition and ‘The Big Draw’, which promises to transform the centre of Falmouth into an outdoor art space and exhibition.

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Pendennis Cup

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Date: 26-31 May, 2014
The return of the Pendennis Cup to Cornwall brings flocks of yachts to Falmouth’s shores. Organised by the Pendennis shipyard, this four day race attracts a range of super yachts to Falmouth bay and the Carrick Roads.  The best viewing point during the races will be Pendennis Point. The yachts will be moored there all week and can be easily seen from Events Square, Falmouth.

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The Gruffalo’s Birthday

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Date: 3-5 May 2014.


Celebrate the 15th birthday of the award winning book, The Gruffalo, by going to The Eden Project for the day. Take part in craft activities and party games. There will be a Gruffalo themed trail through the Biomes. Kids can help the Gruffalo prepare for his party later by making party hats and a card. More fun activities are happening thoughout the day. There will be an appearance from the Gruffalo himself at the end of the day while the story is read in the Mediterranean Biome.

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English National Surfing Championships

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Date: 3-4th May 2014.


The championships are held in Newquay and are highly competitive. The next generation of surfers battle against pro surfers to try and gain the national surfing title. This event happens over a weekend, showcasing the skill of competitors from across the UK

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Pirates on the Prom, Penzance

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Date: 26 May 2014.

A day of pirate themed music, dance, theatre, parades and mischief.  The main event is a world record attempt for ‘most people dressed as a pirate!’ This will be counted and recorded on the Prom in Penzance.

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Tall Ships Regatta 2014

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Date: August 28 – 31, 2014

Everyone who witnessed this amazing regatta in 2008 agreed on one thing – it was a once in a lifetime event that they would never forget! So imagine our delight when it was recently announced that the race would once again visit Falmouth, at the end of August 2014.

Up to 50 ships will gather at Queens Wharf in Falmouth docks, including a number of the impressive Class A square-rigged vessels, for three days of festivities. Visitors will be able to tour their decks to see at first hand these amazing vessels, and the Ships Crew parade will bring a flurry of colour and activity to the town centre streets before the amazing Parade of Sail that heralds the start of the race on Sunday 31st August.

The ships will pass between the twin Castles of Pendennis and St Mawes in formation into Falmouth Bay to the start line, closely followed by literally hundreds of local boats and craft, before heading eastwards towards the English Channel, with the finish line off the Isle of Wight.

You may think we are exaggerating when we say you need to book your accommodation for this now, but some of our houses are already booked. When this event was held in 2008 it attracted over 100,000 visitors to Falmouth and there was not a spare bed to be found for miles around! Don’t say we did not warn you…..

 

Truro City of Lights

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Date: 19 November 2014 (TBC).

Watch a dazzling procession of paper lanterns through the streets of Truro, all handmade and carried by professional artists, school children and groups from the local community.

The City of Lights is a creative celebration incorporating art, music, dance and light. The spectacular parade marks the city’s Christmas lights being turned on.

Each year brings a different theme; last year saw kings and queens and the year before saw giant glowing mammals. The theme and lanterns are kept under wraps until the big day, which makes the event even more exciting.

 

Falmouth Spring Festival

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Date: March 14 – March 30, 2014

The Falmouth spring festival is a great reason to come down to Cornwall with loads of good events for the entire family.

Run Falmouth half marathon & Fun Run, a Spring Fair, Gardeners’ Question Time, a Zumba Zestifal, Guerrilla Gardening, art workshops, foraging walks, family rockpooling sessions, spring themed exhibitions and talks, and more. Such is the diversity and beauty of Falmouth’s open spaces, gardens and coastline that we will be celebrating it through music, dance, exercise, art andwell, any other creative way we can think of!

View the programme here

www.falmouth.co.uk/see-and-do/falmouth-spring-festival

Fal River Festival

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Date: May 23 – June 1, 2014

The festival  embraces the places, people, history, culture and industry connected to this very Cornish river. The festival gives a real chance to engage with life on the river and discover some of its fascinating history.

The ten day festival is a not-for-profit community festival which encompasses over 150 events ranging from music and drama, arts and heritage to gig racing, swimming and wildlife walks. Throughout the festival you’ll find a range of diverse entertainment, including jazz bands playing on the harbour in St Mawes, film screenings on ferries moored offshore and, of course, plenty of seafood to sample.

All the action takes place in Falmouth, Truro and around the Roseland Peninsula.

falriver.co.uk/festival

Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival

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Date: June 13 – June 15, 2014

The Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival will provisionally take place in 2014 on Friday 13th , Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th June.

Times to be confirmed with singing at various venues such as Custom House Quay and Events Square. Last year was a huge success with singing aboard the historic ship The Matthew and at Trelissick Garden, two new venues. The Falmouth Sea Shanty festival is the largest free festival of maritime music on the planet so don’t miss it.

www.falmouthshout.com

Pendennis cup

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Date: May 26 – 31, 2014

The Pendennis Cup returns to Falmouth, Cornwall. Organised by Pendennis Shipyard every two years, the regatta brings an impressive range of superyachts to the waters of Falmouth Bay.

The daily battles of these beautiful yachts will take place against the beautiful backdrop of the Cornish coastline.

The best vantage point to watch the races will be Pendennis Point. The yachts will be moored at Port Pendennis Marina throughout the week and are easily seen from Events Square or from the viewing gallery at the Maritime Museum. The race office on Events Square Falmouth can give you an overview of the participating yachts, performance updates and video of the racing.

www.thependenniscup.co.uk

Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week

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Date: August 8 – August 17, 2014

Visit the largest sailing regatta in the South West with more than 450 yachts racing over eight days along with a lively programme of shore side events.

The week starts with the Falmouth Classics, which sees 150 classic yachts racing in Carrick Roads and Falmouth Bay. This is followed by six days of match racing for keelboats, traditional craft and dinghies.

On the shore there are activities to keep everyone entertained from a marching carnival and a firework display to themed party nights and samba bands, along with lots of activities for the kids.

The best vantage points to view the sailing are: Pendennis and St Mawes Castles, St Anthony Head, Castle Drive and Pendennis Point, Trefusis Point and Flushing. To view the dinghy racing, walk along from Mylor Yacht Harbour towards Restronguet Sailing Club.

www.falmouthweek.co.uk