What’s on in May: Insider Guide
May, the beginning of spring, when the days start to get warmer and the the evenings longer. This month join the people of Helston in welcoming the changing of the season and the locals of the Fal river celebrate the joys of living in such a beautiful part of the world. There's much more going on this month too, read on to find out more...
HELSTON FLORA DAY, Saturday 8th May
Watch as children of the town, dressed all white and the adults their Sunday best, dance the Furry Dance around the town to celebrate the beginning of Spring. Listen to the famous Furry Dance tune and watch as locals re-enact the legends of St Michael and the dragon in the Hal-an-Tow. The town is decorated with bluebells and foliage with all the shops open and bars buzzing for this unique one-day festival.
KERNOW KING IS TREVITHICK AT THE POLY, thursday 12TH MAY
Kernow King is a very popular local comedian, in his latest show with Mary Woodvine they explore the life of local hero and steam engine pioneer, Richard Trevithick. ‘Trevithick! is a biographical comedy that will light a fire in your bellies, bring joy to your heart and set your brain whirring like a four-way valve on a steam engine.’
FALMOUTH RACE FOR LIFE, sunday 15TH MAY
The race for life course in Falmouth follows Cliff road along the front of the town, up and around Pendennis point and back down to Gyllynvase beach. Find a picturesque spot and cheer on the ladies in pink as they battle to beat breast cancer through walking, running, jogging or dancing this 5km course. Why not come up to the St Michaels bar and terrace for a cream tea afterwards?
Bio Blitz at tremough, Saturday 21st MAY
‘A “BioBlitz” is a large scale event that engages large numbers of people with biodiversity, inviting them to get directly involved in surveying and monitoring’ A free day at Tremough campus with fun activities for all the family; Nature walks with experts, face painting, arts and crafts, small animal handling and lots more! For more information and times visit the Biio-blitz website here.
Fal River Festival, Monday 30th MAY
Fal river festival runs from the 30th may until the 5th June. Explore the Helford and follow the wide variety of events throughout the week, celebrating life in this idyllic place. In its 11th year there is plenty to see and do from music and drama, the arts and heritage to gig racing, swimming, walking and lots more.
‘Take an epic journey into the Viking world. Discover the secret of the Vikings’ success and explore the truth behind the popular myth of the bloodthirsty raiders. Encounter Norse voyagers, experience Viking life over 1000 years ago and climb aboard a full-scale replica Viking ship.’
The National Maritime museum is a great day out for kids and adults alike and situated right on the main Events Square in Falmouth you’ll be sure to catch other events from the festival on your way.
FAL RIVER FESTIVAL, tuesday 31st MAY
Film on the Ferry: The Boat That Rocked – Pirate Radio (15). The King Harry Ferry will be transformed into a floating cinema and bring you: Pirate Radio 15 – The Boat That Rocked (2009). (Tickets £9/£7). Brought to you by The King Harry Ferry and Skylight Cinema, this is your chance to enjoy classic films on a truly unique stage.
These are just a couple of events on during this week. For more events and information follow the link below: