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2019 14th March – 24th March

Come and join us as we celebrate Falmouth in Springtime!

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Welcome to Falmouth Spring Festival 2019, organised by Falmouth BID We are delighted to be sponsoring the Falmouth Spring Festival for the fourth year running. It is an exciting opportunity to celebrate the start of spring with our community, and for our students and staff to participate in the town’s activities, especially the spring clean, which always generates a crowd of willing volunteers.

This also gives us an excuse to remind you that, not only do we share the Penryn Campus with Falmouth University, we also share it with you. Come and walk in the beautiful grounds, filled with many horticultural delights, or call into one of our cafés for a drink and snack. Penryn Campus Sports Centre and Little Wonders day nursery are open to all, as are our printing and copying facilities. You can book events and meeting rooms on campus or come and use the library; there are quiet places to read or you can become a member.

The University of Exeter is one of the world’s top universities and its two Cornwall campuses, in Penryn and Truro, play a key role in that success. The research income that we attract into Cornwall every year helps to generate employment and a world focus on Cornwall as a centre for education and research. It also means the University of Exeter can invest in the local community, supporting individuals, schools, clubs and businesses.

The Falmouth Spring Festival offers a wonderful opportunity for us to continue giving back to the community that has been so supportive of us over the years. We look forward to hosting some fun events and joining together to celebrate all that Falmouth has to offer! To find out more about our activities in Cornwall and how to access the facilities here, visit www.exeter.ac.uk/cornwall

I’m delighted that the University of Exeter will be sponsoring the event once again. Widely recognised for its teaching and research excellence, the University of Exeter has two campuses in Cornwall, one in Penryn near Falmouth, and the other at Treliske, Truro. Exeter bring a wealth of talent, creativity and imagination to the table and I look forward to working alongside them to deliver a colourful Spring Festival! We’re planning a range of lovely activities – Spring Clean Days, Paint the Town Yellow Day, Games & Fitness, Science in the Pub, guided walks and a host more besides!

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So whether you’re local, visiting Falmouth from another part of Cornwall or further afield, we hope you have a fantastic time, enjoy the Festival and return to this special part of the world in the near future.

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Falmouth BID would like to thank Greenyard Flowers for donating daffodils Funded and organised by

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Voted for and managed by local businesses, the award-winning Falmouth BID is a not-for-profit resource that, as an integral part of the Falmouth Town Team coordinates destination marketing, festivals, business training and public realm initiatives for the town. The successful BID model has been adopted by more and more UK towns and cities with the number of BIDs standing at over 300. The Town Team co-ordinated the Great British High Street awards submission, leading to Falmouth beating 900 other towns to be crowned the GB High St Coastal Community of the Year. For more information about the Falmouth BID visit www.falmouth.co.uk/media.

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Events and activities are subject to changes without notification and Falmouth BID will not be held responsible in such an eventuality.

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Festival Activities

Festival Activities

Paint The Town Yellow Day

Games & Fitness

The town becomes ablaze with yellow in preparation for the Festival as local schoolchildren hand out thousands of daffodils to shoppers and businesses through the town.

Have fun, get fit and it’s all free! There will be a variety of games and fitness classes from Ships & Castles Leisure Centre. Join in from midday for free taster sessions and demonstrations.

Date: Thursday 14 March

Date: Sunday 17 March Time: Midday – 3pm Price: FREE Venue: The Moor

Falmouth Spring Clean Days The Spring Clean Days are at the core of the Falmouth Spring Festival, which has engaged with hundreds of volunteers, schoolchildren, local businesses, staff and students from the universities and residents during that time. Over the years we’ve undertaken landscaping, litter removal and planting activities in dozens of areas around the town, sprucing up forgotten corners to colourful and award-winning effect. Dates: Friday 15 March & Saturday 16 March

Want to volunteer?

CORMAC Solutions Ltd provides unparalleled support on our major regeneration sites during the Festival’s Spring Clean Days. Their purpose is to enhance local communities by delivering innovative services which create a better local environment and we are delighted to be working with CORMAC for the ninth year in 2019. 2

Falmouth Spring Flower Show Falmouth’s 109th display of finest spring flowers, rare and exotic flora, new and heritage daffodils, flora art, photography and a dozen children’s classes will delight visitors to Cornwall’s oldest flower show. Free access to local trade stands. Date: 

Saturday 23 March, 10am – 5pm

Sunday 24 March, 10am – 4pm

Price:

Adults £3, Free for children under 16 and exhibitors

Venue:

Princess Pavillion, Gyllungdune Gardens, 01326 211222

Contact: 01326 316866 or email rglseeman1@talktalk.net For updates see FSFS Facebook

Beach cleaning, painting, gardening - you name it we’ll be doing it. So, if you’d like to come along and get your hands dirty for a good cause, just shout! Venue: Multi-sites across the town. Tel: 01326 313553

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Festival Activities

Festival Guided Walks

Science in The Pub Science in The Pub

Through Falmouth Town

Coasts and Inland Paths

Informative & entertaining 1.5hrs walk through Falmouth’s 350-year history. The people, their stories and a few ghosts, cannibals and murders. Booking essential.

Explore some of the tranquil coastal paths and creekside locations around the Helford river including Carwinion and Porth Sawson, on this lovely three-hour ramble. Bring stout footwear and wet weather clothing.

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at some of the things you perhaps didn’t know. FREE TO ATTEND! FREE TO ATTEND! The shrinking Antarctic ice sheet! Venue: Pennycomequick Date & time: Monday 18 March, 6pm Venue: Why is Pennycomequick this happening and what are the impacts? & time: Monday 18 project March, researching 6pm Date ICEBERGS is an ongoing the impacts Why is this happening and what are the impacts? of rapid deglaciation along the west Antarctic Peninsula. ICEBERGS is an ongoing project researching the impacts Join us on a journey where we find out why what’s of rapid deglaciation along the west Antarctic Peninsula. happening in Antarctica is important to all of us, using Join us on a journey where we find out why what’s stunning photographs and video from the research happening in Antarctica is important to all of us, using cruises in 2017 and 2018. stunning photographs and video from the research cruises in 2017 and 2018.

Dates: Sat 16, Wed 20 and Sun 24 March

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Venue: Meet at the Maritime Museum, Events Square, Falmouth TR11 3XA Contact: Paul Simmons on 07714 084644 or info@walkitcornwall.co.uk Dates: Friday 22 March

The shrinking Antarctic ice sheet!

Sex, bugs and rock n' roll

Venue: 5 Degrees West Sex, bugs and rock n' roll Date & time: Tuesday 19 March, 6pm Venue: 5 Degrees West Can a fly be flirtatious? Or a stag beetle a stud? What Date Tuesday 19Humans March, 6pm about&atime: coy centipede? often form opinions of Can a fly be flirtatious? Or a stag beetle a stud? What other people based on their sex, and their sexuality, and about a coy centipede? Humans often form opinions of it turns out we also do the same thing to animals. Why other people based on their sex, and their sexuality, and do we hold these biases, and do they make sense when it turns out we also do the same thing to animals. Why we think about animal mating systems? We’ll explore do we hold these biases, and do they make sense when animal sexuality from a human perspective (and vice we think about animal mating systems? We’ll explore versa) through musical stand-up comedy. animal sexuality from a human perspective (and vice versa) through musical stand-up comedy.

How do animals see the world?

Venue: The Working Boat Date & time: Wednesday 20 March, 6pm Venue: The Working Boat Animals see in many weird and wonderful ways. Some Date & time: Wednesday 20 March, 6pm can see dimensions of colour that our brains simply can't Animals see in many weird and wonderful ways. Some imagine, some sense polarised light to see further can see dimensions of colour that our brains simply can't through murky water, others can "see" the Earth's imagine, some sense polarised light to see further magnetic field and use it as a compass. We will explore through murky water, others can "see" the Earth's some fascinating aspects of animal vision and expose magnetic field and use it as a compass. We will explore the undercover world of camouflage. some fascinating aspects of animal vision and expose the undercover world of camouflage.

How do animals see the world?

Tree Identification

Time: 1pm

It’s easier to identify trees without leaves! Find out how, plus stories of the amazing and significant trees of Falmouth. Booking essential.

Price: FREE

You think you know plastic?!

Dates: Sat 16 and Sun 24 March

Venue: Beerwolf You think you know plastic?!

Time: 1.30pm Duration: 2hrs

Date & time: Thursday 21 March, 6pm Venue: Beerwolf Plastic Free Falmouth join the University of Exeter for a Date & time: Thursday 21 March, 6pm “Rethink Plastic” pub quiz night as part of Science in the Plastic Free Falmouth join the University of Exeter for a Pub. Join us for a fun night to celebrate all that is good “Rethink Plastic” pub quiz night as part of Science in the about the materials we are so lucky to use in our everyday Pub. Join us for a fun night to celebrate all that is good lives. Let’s value our resources and ecosystems and think about the materials we are so lucky to use in our everyday out-of-the-box for how we can break free from single-use lives. Let’s value our resources and ecosystems and think plastic dominating our lives. out-of-the-box for how we can break free from single-use plastic dominating our lives.

'A tuna, a turtle, a shark and a gannet walk into a bar…. 'A tuna,' a turtle, a shark and a gannet walk into a Venue: Jacobs Ladder bar…. '

Date & time: Friday 22 March, 6pm Venue: Jacobs Ladder But, what happens next? Biologging is the field of tracking Date & time: Friday 22 March, 6pm individual animal’s movements by means of attaching But, what happens next? Biologging is the field of tracking physical tags. With a rapidly increasing global population, individual animal’s movements by means of attaching more and more people are dependent on the marine physical tags. With a rapidly increasing global population, environment and there is a growing need to understand the more and more people are dependent on the marine movements of marine animals in space and time. Join us for environment and there is a growing need to understand the this interactive talk and find out what happens next to the movements of marine animals in space and time. Join us for tuna, turtle, shark and gannet! this interactive talk and find out what happens next to the tuna, turtle, shark and gannet!

www.falmouth.co.uk/scienceinthepub www.falmouth.co.uk/scienceinthepub

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Themed Walks

Price: Adults £5/ under 14s free

Venue:

Meet opposite Mawnan Smith Post Office

Contact: Mary Weston, Ramblers Association marynsophe@aol.com or 01326 372462

Price: Adults £5/ under 14’s free Venue: Meet at the lower entrance of Kimberley Park, Park Hill Contact: Paul Simmons on 07714 084644 or info@walkitcornwall.co.uk

Poldark’s Falmouth The characters and storylines in Winston Graham’s 12 novels where the themes of early 19th Century Falmouth – smuggling, shipwrecks, riots and the packet ships – are matched to the sites of Falmouth.Booking essential.

Tour of Penryn Campus and Tremough House Join us for an informal tour of these Green Flag award-winning campus grounds; to include the walled garden and fruit producing orchard, Italianate garden and terraces - unsuitable for people with mobility issues or wheelchairs due to hilly terrain. The tour will be followed by refreshments and a heritage talk about the history of the campus and Tremough House. Booking essential. Dates: Monday 18 March

Dates: Friday 15 March, Saturday 23 March

Time: 10.00-11.45am

Time: 4pm Duration: 1.5hrs

Price: Free admission

Price: Adults £5 /under 14’s free Venue: Meet at the Maritime Museum

Venue: University of Exeter Penryn Campus – meet outside Penryn Campus Sports Centre

Contact: Paul Simmons on 07714 084644 or info@walkitcornwall.co.uk

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Festival Exhibitions, Talks & Shows A Good Night: Nocturnes for Night Owls Featuring nightscapes by historic and contemporary artists including: Thomas Cooper Gotch, Mortimer Menpes, Walter Richard Sickert, James McNeill Whistler, Kurt Jackson and Benjamin Warner. Cornish landscapes, townscapes and seascapes with a twist; these works have all been completed between sunset and sunrise.

Rockpooling Session Professor Chris Laing and his team of bio scientists from the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus will be leading this fun, family activity and will help you find and identify species of marine life, each specially adapted for coping with the environment it lives in. If you would like to join us, please email Lou in advance. Appropriate footwear should be worn.

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Dates: Sunday 17 March Time: 9.30am – 11.30am Price: Free admission Venue: Castle Beach – meet at Castle Beach Café Contact: Lou Misselbrook on l.misselbrook@exeter.ac.uk Falmouth Docks by Benjamin Warner

Dates: 12 January – 30 Mar 2019 Time: Monday to Saturday 10am–5pm Price: Free Venue: Falmouth Art Gallery Contact: www.falmouthartgallery.com

Cornwall’s Daffodil Trains A return ticket to a photographic snap shot of the railway’s historic partnership with Cornwall’s daffodil growers and Falmouth’s Spring Flower Shows. Iconic steam engine posters, Heath Robinson prints and rare documents plus displays of gardening and railway books in the Falmouth Library. Dates: Sat 2 – 25 March Time: 10am – 5pm (closed Sundays) Price: Free admission Venue: Foyer of the Municipal Buildings, The Moor Contact: 01326 315559

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