Fal River Festival Announce 2018 Title Sponsor
1 April 2018
Falmouth University has been announced as the official title sponsor for the annual Fal River Festival, set to be one of the biggest cultural celebrations the area has ever seen.
Taking place from Friday 25th May to Sunday 3rd June, the festival which has become one of the biggest in Cornwall celebrates life on and around the river. It highlights the artistic and natural richness of the area, and attracts national and international visitor to its shores.
For the fifth year running, Falmouth University will be the lead sponsor for the event, a collaboration that will demonstrate Cornwall as a world-class cultural destination for visitors and students alike.
A spokesperson of Falmouth University, said: “The University is proud to be part of the dynamic creative and cultural community in Falmouth. We’re delighted to again be supporting the Fal River Festival which promotes and supports the not only the innovation, industry, talent and skills of our area, but also the natural environment which is an inspiration to our students and staff.”
The 10 day festival will launch with the iconic Beer Fleet on Friday 25th May, which sees a flotilla of boats sailing from Truro to Falmouth with beer, pasties, and a samba band in tow.
This years festival will include a diverse mix of events, taking place at dozens of locations around the Fal River. Bringing together creative talent from the worlds of art, music, food, theatre, storytelling, sports and adventure. Seeing towns and villages, creeks and footpaths come to life with the sights and sounds of the festival.
Events Co-ordinator for Fal River Festival, Amy Brocklehurst said, “We are delighted to welcome back our title sponsor for 2018. The university brings such great cultural value to the area, having the students and staff on board will be a huge asset to our community festival.”
For over a decade, the not-for-profit, community festival has been a staple in Falmouth’s buzzing events calendar. Each year more than 100,000 people attend the range of different events which help raise thousands of pounds for charity. This years line up of events includes annual favourites such as Film on the Ferry and Jazz on the Quay, as well as many new events.
To find out more about the festival, visit www.falriverfestival.co.uk or follow the festival on