2011 marks the 350th anniversary of the signing of the royal charter for Falmouth. October 5th 1661 King Charles II signed the act, thereby making Falmouth an official town. An exciting series of town wide events and activities are planned and the events can be viewed here:
Sept 24th -Oct 8th (10 - 5 Monday - Saturday) Falmouth Art Gallery Exhibition “Historical Falmouth -Artist’s Views”.
Oct 2nd - Oct 8th 1000 hrs Come and join in to help build two Heritage boats.
October 2nd 1500 hrs Band of the H.M.Royal Marines on the Moor
1530 Civic parade to Falmouth Parish Church.
1600 Church Service
1700 Parade to Events Square.
1800 Civic Reception
October 3rd 1230 hrs at NMMC Lunchtime lecture “Then and Now” by David Barnicoat.
1930 hrs VIP reception at the World Premiere of the play “Remember”
Oct 4th - Oct 6th (10 - 5) Pendennis Castle Education Centre. Exhibition of the seige.
October 4th 1200 hrs - 1500 hrs Falmouth Water Sports Centre Bar-b-Que.
1930 hrs second performance of the play “Remember” at the Poly price £3.00
October 5th 350TH Anniversary Day of the signing of the Town Charter by King Charles II
1000hrs and 1300hrs “For King and Kernow” an enactment of street theatre between the Royalists and Parliamentarians through the town from the Moor to Events Square. .
October 5th 1230 Falmouth Methodist Church Free Paupers lunch (dress reflecting1661)
October 5th 1900 Charter Dinner Lia Ditton & Falmouth’s around the world. (sold out)
October 6th Last chance to see the play “Remember”
October 6th 1930 hrs Atheneum Club -Falmouth Camera Club. All welcome .
Oct 6th - Oct 29th (1000 hrs - 1700 hrs Monday - Saturday) Time Line Exhibition. The Poly
October 7th 1630 hrs Princess Pavilion “Blues in the Bay”
October 7th 1900 hrs Falmouth Karate & Sandoki Club Free self-defence lessons (aged 16+) at Falmouth Sports club.
October 7th 2000hrs - 0200 hrs Falmouth Rugby Club Luc Wallace Swing & Bling Fancy Dress
October 8th 1100 hrs - 1500 hrs Open Garden at Arwenack House and Manor.
October 8th 1200 hrs - 2100 hrs Skinners 350 Shanty Saturday (details below)
1200 hrs - 1600 hrs The Front, Roger Bryant with Rum & Shrub
1700 hrs - 1800 hrs Shipwrights Falmouth Shout
1700 hrs - 1800 hrs The Front Aberfal Oggymen
2000 hrs - 2100 hrs Shipwrights Aberfal Oggymen
2000 hrs - 2100 hrs The Front Falmouth Shout
October 8th 1430 hrs Falmouth v Liskeard Falmouth Rugby Ground.
October 8th 1500 hrs Princess Pavilion “Blues in the Bay”
October 8th 1600 hrs Launch of the two Heritage boats (sponsored by Tim Light)
October 8th 1630 hrs Princess Pavilion “Blues in the Bay”
October 8th 1900 hrs The “Big Sing” “All the Kings Men” and Cornish songs
October 8th 2100 hrs - 0200 hrs Falmouth Rugby Club. Olly Gee Alternative Dance Night Music
October 9th 1400 hrs - 2000hrs Falmouth Rugby Club Jive-a-Thon Charity dance event
October 10th Falmouth Poetry Group TBC
October 13th 1900 hrs Falmouth & District Philatelic Society . WI Hall. Railway philately.
October 14th 2000 hrs “Falmouth’s Past MP’s at the Poly £3.00 Sarah Newton MP
October 16th 1030 hrs - 1500 hrs. Dracaena Centre. Family Fun Day.
October 17th - 10th June 2012 “On the Waterfront” tapestry NMMC
Oct 22nd & 23rd NMMC Children’s workshops celebrating Falmouth
October 24th - 28th NMMC “Pirates and Packet Exhibition.
October 26th 1830 hrs “Falmouth Then and Now” David Barnicoat.
Nov 9th - 25 Mar 2012 “Falmouth Days of Sail” Exhibition
Spring 2012 Falmouth Football Club special 350 event
Falmouth350 events at National Maritime Museum Cornwall
• 3 October 12.30pm, Falmouth related lunchtime lecture with David Barnicoat
• 7 Oct 2011 – 19 March 2012, An artist’s impression, through an embroidery installation, capturing Falmouth’s 350 year charter history
• 22 – 23 October, ‘Big Draw’ half-term children’s art event celebrating Falmouth350
• 24 – 28 October, Pirates and Packet ships themed half-term week in support of Falmouth350
• 26 October 6.30pm, Falmouth related Discovery talk with David Barnicoat
• 9 Nov 2011 – 24 Feb 2012, Falmouth in the days of sail. A pictorial tour of early Falmouth and Penryn which illustrates the incredible variety of visiting ships and boats, with stunning original artwork