Culture &
the Arts

Along the banks of this Cornish river you'll find world class entertainment, culture and art right on your doorstep.


What's On


King Cnut: Holding Back the Tide at the Maritime Museum

7 March 2016 — 3 January 2017

Dive under the waves in our Tidal Zone and meet King Cnut a thousand years after he became King of England.

Viking Voyagers at The National Maritime Museum Cornwall

20 March 2015 — 2 January 2017

Take an epic journey into the Viking world. Discover the secret of the Vikings' success and explore the truth behind the popular myth of the bloodthirsty raiders.

Truro City of Lights 2016

23 November

Truro City of Lights parade will take place as usual on November 23rd from 7pm along the same route as 2015.

Culture & the Arts

The Fal River is a melting pot of creative energy...

Along the banks of this Cornish river you'll find world class entertainment, culture and art.

Falmouth has a long held reputation as an artistic town and it is a reputation that it fully earns. As Falmouth University continues to move from strength to strength so does the art, music and theatre scene in Cornwall's most popular visitor destination.

Falmouth, Truro and the Roseland have a great range of art galleries as well as vibrant theatre companies who constantly push the boundaries of contemporary theatre to great critical and commercial acclaim.

There's live music on offer at Falmouth's Princess Pavilion and Truro's Hall for Cornwall and in the last year some of the UK's most dynamic artists have played these venues including Kaiser Chiefs, Noah and the Whale and Wild Beasts.

These two venues are also the stage for nights of comedy and 2012 has shows from Jack Dee, Jimmy Carr and Simon Amstel on its agenda.

The region itself is a hotbed of history and has inspired tales that have been told for centuries. Myths echo into the present and the upper reaches of the Fal River, deep in Arthurian legend while over on the Helford, Daphne du Maurier pages come alive.

What will your story be? Around the Fal River inspiration is never too far away and you'll often find it in the places you least expect to.

Swamp Circus

Created by acrobats, dancers, film-makers and musicians in 1986.

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Princess Pavilion

A unique venue at the heart of Falmouth.

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Veryan Galleries

A gorgeous gallery in a secret spot close to the sea.

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Art World Gallery

Independent and family run gallery in Falmouth.

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Miracle Theatre

One of Britain’s foremost outdoor theatre companies

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Falmouth Art Gallery

Award winning art gallery in Falmouth.

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Bow Fashion Accessories

Two shops One Destinations in Falmouth.

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Kestle Barton

Gallery on the Helford River.

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Truro Cathedral

Stunning cathedral in the heart of Cornwall's beautiful city.

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Falmouth University

Falmouth University is vibrant & forward thinking.

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