1st September - 26th November 2009
Farewell To Sails
National Maritime Museum Cornwall
The final days of the Windjammers
13 to 15 November 2009
Cornwall Film Festival
This year’s festival will be held in a new venue, the recently opened Phoenix Cinema, in the heart of Falmouth.
As always, the festival weekend will offer a diverse array of submissions by filmmakers and students resident in Cornwall.
Planned highlights for the 2009 festival will include a number of South West feature film premieres and invited VIPs; a special presentation of the blockbuster climate-change film “The Age of Stupid,” just ahead of the United Nations climate summit in Copenhagen; the final vote for the second annual Another Country International Short Film award; and a visiting delegation and programme of short films from this year’s Budapest BuSho Short Film Festival.
Annual Calendar of Events
Falmouth has an exciting year round calendar of events.
See www.cornwall.gov.uk for
St Piran's day Celebrations
Easter to October
Pendennis & St Mawes Castles provide magnificent venues for
a wide variety of events from fire power through the ages to jousting,
theatre and concerts.
University of Falmouth
Exhibitions and summer shows of student final year work.
Cornwall Open Gardens
Private gardens open to the public, celebrating Cornwall's mild
climate with displays of unusual and exotic species.
Local sailing regattas are held throughout the summer, for full
details contact Port of Falmouth Sailing Association on 01326 211555.
Falmouth Harbour and Carrick Roads are filled with billowing sails
and traditional boats, in this highlight of the sailing calendar,
followed by Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week - racing for all types of
craft from small dinghy to high performance racing machine. Supported
by full day time and evening entertainment, fireworks and carnival.
Tel. 01326211555 (Racing)
Tel. 01326 312300/0845 4583311 (Entertainment).
Falmouth Festival of Literature & Arts
Three days of author talks, workshops, theatre, art and music throughout
Tel. 01326 211522
The Cornish festival of celtic music, dance and culture. Concerts,
ceilis, workshops, theatre, pageant and much more.
Tel. 01208 831642
Falmouth Oyster Festival
Opened by celebrity chef Mat Folas (winner of the BBC Masterchef 2009) in 2009 and timed
to coincide with the start of the oyster harvesting season. This
annual festival celebrates one of the last remaining oyster fisheries
still dredged under sail and oar. Oyster tasting, cookery demonstrations,
sea shanties and jazz, an oyster ball, local produce and craft fairs
are accompanied by an exciting Falmouth Working Boat race.
Campaign for Real Ale
An an enthusiastic festival with tasting of locally brewed beer
and cider held at the Princess Pavilion.
Tel. 01326 211222
To add to the Christmas atmosphere in Falmouth, there is street
entertainment and stalls each year for late night shoppers and a
Christmas Harmony Choir parade on Christmas Eve morning.