Truro & Penwith College Fal River Festival launches in style

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From 2 June 2012

Beer Fleet sails the Fal River to the sounds of samba the Opening Ceremony of the Truro & Penwith College Fal River Festival.

The Truro & Penwith College Fal River Festival is in full swing after a spectacular launch event.

The Opening Ceremony saw a fleet of boats escort the ceremonial festival beer along the Fal River from the King Harry Ferry to Custom House Quay in Falmouth.

The fleet was led by the Truro School of Samba with their samba sounds helped create a fantastic atmosphere. Joining the fleet was one of Cornwall’s fairest maids, Betty Stogs, from Skinner’s Brewery.

After a dreary start to the day, the clouds parted and glorious sunshine and blue skies shone down upon the fleet.

On arriving in Falmouth, the procession of Skinner’s beer, well-wishers, festival organiser and festival sponsors made their way to Events Square.

Plenty more

More and more people filled the Square to be treated live jazz from title sponsor’s, Truro & Penwith College’s jazz band which was followed by a rip-roaring performance by Falmouth Soul Sensations.

Young and old alike joined in the fun as the party atmosphere continued into the night.

There’s plenty more events in store including the Fal Fish Festival, Film on the Fal and Three Choirs on a Ferry.

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Gallery Truro & Penwith College Fal River Festival Opening Ceremony