Thursday 12th October 2023
Showground, Wadebridge

Falmouth University to Sponsor Annual Fal River Festival

Falmouth University has been announced as the official sponsor for the 11th annual Fal River Festival; set to be one of biggest cultural celebrations the area has ever seen.Taking place from Monday 30th May to Sunday 5th June, the Festival will highlight the artistic and natural riches of the Fal River area, attracting national and international visitors to its shores.

For the third year running, Falmouth University will be the lead sponsors for the week-long event; a collaboration that will demonstrate Cornwall as a world-class cultural destination for visitors and students alike.

Professor Anne Carlisle, Vice-Chancellor & Chief Executive of Falmouth University, said: “As the country’s number one Arts University our collaboration with the Fal River Festival is perfect. The event highlights the many attractions of the area and seeks to develop them through innovation and cultural exchange. We look forward to seeing it flourish again this year.”

The celebration of the beautiful Fal River will include a diverse mix of events taking place at dozens of locations around the Fal River, including music and drama, arts and heritage, gig and working boat racing, swimming, walking and more.

Claire Wood, Marketing Manager of the Fal River Festival, is looking forward to this year’s event, saying: “We are so delighted to be welcoming back our title sponsors Falmouth University for 2016. ​This year we are really excited to be able to feature the University’s Degree Shows within the festival programme allowing our ​visitors to view the work of students emerging from our local University. We are currently working on a programme that will feature some of the annual favourites and some new events also. This is the week of the year where we like to celebrate life on and around the very beautiful Fal River with a mixture of music, arts, water-sports and heritage, for locals, visitors and people of all ages.”

Many popular events from previous years of the Fal River Festival will be running again in 2016, including Film on the Ferry and Jazz on the Quay in St Mawes.

The full line-up for the 2016 festival is currently being curated and interested locals and visitors can keep an eye on the festival’s website for the latest updates.

For over a decade the not-for-profit Fal River Festival has been a staple in Falmouth’s buzzing events calendar, and each year more than 100,000 people attend a range of different events helping to raise thousands of pounds for charities.

There are further sponsorship opportunities available; please contact for more information.