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Greenbank Fal River Festival Opening Ceremony

27 May 2011

Come and join in the launch ceremony for the Greenbank Fal River Festival.

Join us for the opening ceremony of the '2011 Fal River Festival on Friday 27th May'.

Supported by A&P Falmouth 

Coming from Truro
3.30pm/ 3.45pm (prompt) :: King Harry Coach departs Truro
A King Harry Coach will be departing from Truro football ground at 3.45pm collecting guests and transporting them to Trelissick Gardens. From Trelissick guests will be asked to make their way down to Trelissick pontoon where the St Mawes Ferry will be awaiting them.

Coming from Falmouth
4pm (prompt) :: St Mawes Ferry departs Falmouth
The St Mawes Ferry will be departing from Prince of Wales Pier at 4pm collecting guests and transporting them to Trelissick Gardens where the festivities will begin.

:: Beer departs from the King Harry Ferry
Invited guests depart King Harry Ferry/ Trelissick Pontoon with 'THE BEER' from Skinners Brewery aboard the St Mawes ferry 'Duchess of Cornwall' and 'Enterprise'.

Don't have a boat? Not a problem ... we are thinking about running a spectator boat. If you are interested then please call Beverley on 01872 861917.

4.45pm :: Falmouth Tugs join Beer Fleet
Two Falmouth Tugs joined the parade and headed for Falmouth with fire monitors spraying water.

4.30pm/ 5pm :: Other crafts join 'Beer Fleet'
Other vessels join the parade of boats at King Harry ferry to escort the beer down river to Falmouth Prince of Wales Pier.  The parade will move at 6-7 knots. We invited all manner of crafts to join us to escort the beer down river to Falmouth.  Skinners Beer Festival tokens were handed out from a RIB to all vessels and their crews which could be surrendered at Events Square later that evening.
In 2010 we had over 30 vessels that joined the 'Beer Fleet' as we headed South towards Falmouth.

Varieties of boats that joined us in the parade...Working Boats/ Tugs/ Punts/ Gigs/ Yachts/ Ferries/ Canoes/ Working Boats/ Fishing Boats/ Lifeboats/ RIB's/ Dinghies/ Kayaks

6pm :: Falmouth Prince of Wales Pier

Upon arrival at the pier the beer was carried through the main street of Falmouth to Events Square. Last year the bear was headed by the Cornish Pipers.

6.30pm :: Events Square

Beer carried to Southwest Bar in Festival Marquee where the Skinners Ale will be flowing. We are hoping for some live jazz to set the atmosphere.

7pm :: Live Show from Truro School of Samba
Samba Band and Dancers performed a static display in the Festival Marquee.

8pm :: Headline Act  :: Falmouth Soul Sensation
The band consists of a core of experienced musicians who offer the opportunity to other local musicians and singers of all ages and ability to work in a band environment or simply keep their hand in. The result is a vibrant and exciting mix of ages and instruments backed by a solid core of excellent and experienced musicians.
For more information on Falmouth Soul Sensations click here...

11pm :: Ends