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Top things to do in August

23 July 2018

Get the inside scoop on the top things to do in around the river in August.

Little Trebiggan Theatre at The Poly

8 August & 14 August

A humble Launceston lad all he wanted was to play his lute but the lure of adventures on the high seas was too exciting to ignore. Join Diggory Piper as he takes to the seas in his ship The Sweepstake. Will he be victorious in assisting Queen Elizabeth I in her quest to vanquish the Spanish Armada or will his chronic sea sickness win over? Little Trebiggan bring you this heart warming true story of an Elizabethan Robin Hood that will charm children from 3 upwards and their families.

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  Falmouth Week

10 — 19 August

Falmouth Week has grown into one of the most prominent sailing regattas in the South West, with yachts from many classes racing over eight days along with a lively programme of shoreside events.

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Falmouth Gin Festival

11 August

To gin or not to gin? Silly question really. So gather your crew and celebrate Falmouth's First Gin Festival this summer at The Greenbank Hotel! The event will be held in The Riverbank Suite overlooking Falmouth harbour from 11am until 10pm. Your ticket will include a G&T on arrival, samples from all the distilleries, and of course a keepsake branded gin glass to hold all your favourite future tipples. Choose between our 11am - 4pm session, or 5pm - 10pm session.

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Bee Fayre

11 — 12 August

Bee enthusiasts from far and wide will descend on the Enys Gardens for two days of activities, talks and fun which help raise awareness of the plight of the bee.

Be a Beekeeper, Beekeeping as a Career, Skep making demonstration, Stands & Workshops, Virtual Hive Honey, Candles and Mead

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14 — 25 August

This summer Trebah Garden and Gaggle Haus present the epic Persian tale SCRAWW, told via an immersive soundtrack created by international sound designer and composer Max Pappenheim.

Audiences will don "silent disco style" headphones, join a flock and put on their feathers as they get led through the garden, experiencing live performance blended with Max's score. Paths and plots twist as the flock move through this truly immersive soundscape before reaching the finale on Trebah's picturesque private beach.

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Red Arrows fly over Falmouth

14 August

The spectacular Red Arrows are returning to Falmouth again for 2018 as part of Falmouth Week and Fal River Cruises are offering you the chance to see them from the best seat in the house (well, the water really!). 

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Miracle Theatre

15 Aug

This month, Miracle Theatre will be touring venues all over the river to perform Chekhov’s bittersweet comedy about a once-wealthy family, whose idleness and extravagance have brought them to the brink of bankruptcy.

Audiences of all ages will enjoy this ‘open air theatre experience’, for an added treat TAKE THE SHOWBOAT and cruise to the showing at St Mawes Castle!

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Plant it, grow it, eat it

22 August

If your little ones are green fingered then head to National Trust Trelissick and take on the 50 Things Challenge! There's nothing that will beat the feeling of having grown your own fruit, veg or herbs from scratch especially if you choose to grow something that you like to eat.

Join the fun at Trelissick and plant your own seed, watch it grow throughout the summer and enjoy eating your well earned produce at harvest.

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Fizz and Chips Cruise

22 August

Set sail on this sunset cruise, with a glass of fizz and some delicious fish and chips from Rick Stein's Fish, Falmouth. Sit back with a glass of sparkling prosecco on arrival as we set sail around Falmouth Harbour. Discover these fascinating and historic waterways with entertaining and informative commentary from our local Skipper. Delicious battered cod fish & chips along with tartare or mushy peas will be delivered to you on deck. 

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Add a little adventure to your days out and take advantage of the areas wonderful waterways whilst travelling between attractions. Grab yourself a Fal Mussel Card and get unlimited travel around the area by train, ferry or bus, as well as discounts at attractions, castles, shops, cafes and gardens.