Top Things to do in June
1 June 2018
Get the low-down on the best events around the river this month including outdoor theatre, firework displays, sea shanty, regattas and more... Check out our June highlights!
Cornwall Gin Cruise
Fri 1 & Sat 2 June
Set sail on Cornwall's first Gin Cruise, a journey of gin discovery around the Fal River onboard our classic wooden ferry in collaboration with Potluck Cornwall and The Juniper Club.
Castle to Castle Swim
An iconic one mile open water sea swim in aid of RNLI starting at Pendennis Castle in Falmouth and finishing at St Mawes Castle on the Roseland Peninsula
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Head to The Poly for a behind the scenes look at the record breaking achievement of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston by those who were there at the time. This talk is part of the Suhaili 50 celebrations.
As part of the special 3-day jamboree Sail to mark the 50th Anniversary of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston’s departure to become the first man to sail solo non-stop around the globe back in 1968/9, there will be a Firework display over Falmouth’s harbour and bay, illuminating many of the town’s award-winning attractions including the historic waterfront and Pendennis Castle.
Suhaili 50 Falmouth Parade of Sail
Falmouth will be hosting a special parade to mark 50 years since Sir Robin Knox-Johnson left the town in his 32 foot ketch to compete in the original Golden Globe Race.
Sailing aboard his famous yacht Suhaili, Sir Robin will a fleet of historic yachts, 2018 Golden Globe Race Fleet and a flotilla of supporting boats on a celebratory tour of Falmouth harbour, starting from Custom House Quay and taking in St Mawes and Pendennis Point and Castle.
REGISTER YOUR INTEREST HERE if you would like to join the Parade of Sails Harbour Tour on board Fal River Cruises classic wooden ferries.
The Grace Notes
The soulful lead vocals of Ley Adewole and the cool grooves of pianist Richard Penrose, vocalist Janice Mitchelson, drummer Damian Rodd and bassist Yan Speake together make 'The Grace Notes'.
At Trebah they will be playing smooth jazz and soul classics from the likes of Nina Simone, Carole King and Stevie Wonder alongside some of their own compositions and in the second half some soul and disco classics to pick up the tempo and make you want to shake some moves!
Music at the Old Ale House
Friday 22nd June
Dan Chapman will be performing an intimate concert upstairs at the Old Ale House from 8pm in anticipation of his upcoming release this August, there will be performances of brand new material in addition to his set of soulful blues and folk music.
Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival
22 June - 24 June
The Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival was founded in 2003 by Falmouth Shout, a group of singers whose mission is to keep alive the history of Tall Ships and the days of sail by performing sea shanties, songs of the sea and Cornish songs.
The Festival's aims are to raise money for the RNLI and to preserve and promote the maritime heritage of the area.
The Shanty Festival now takes place at the same time as the Falmouth Classics Regatta, the synergy of Classic Boats and Sea Shanties produces an event which provides an ideal opportunity to bring the Town and the Sailing scene closer together.
Falmouth Classics Regatta 2017
22 June - 24 June
The camaraderie of the best Classic Boat Rallies comes to Falmouth. The three day event, Falmouth Classics, brings the competitors together in one area in close proximity to the Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival.
Classic boats from many parts of the country, the continent and the local area take part in this Classics event, with boats built as long ago as 1882 and lovingly restored taking their place alongside many more launched before the Second World War and other more modern versions of the classic designs.
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The Cherry Orchard
27 - 28 June
Miracle Theatre present Chekhov’s bittersweet comedy about a once-wealthy family, whose idleness and extravagance have brought them to the brink of bankruptcy.
Obstinate and self-absorbed, they are deaf to the rumbling of change which surrounds them, and unable to accept help when they need it.
Will it take a revolution to destroy their cosy world of privilege and entitlement – or will their own stupidity be enough?
Bill Scott’s new adaptation treads a tragicomic tightrope, bringing out all the humour and pathos of Chekhov’s masterpiece which, more than a century after it was written, is as popular as ever.
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