A visitor enjoying the exhibition at Falmouth Art Gallery Falmouth Art Gallery and the newly re-opened Royal Cornwall Museum have joined forces to stage two exhibitions, one in each venue, showcasing almost the entire ‘Cornwall Council Schools Art Collection’ which has been looked after by the latter institution on behalf of Cornwall Council since 2011. This impressive collection consists of artworks originally acquired from locally and internationally renowned artists for the educational benefit of all school children in Cornwall and was begun in 1961 following an anonymous donation of money to what was then Cornwall County Council with a note attached reading
Sedum Spectabile Common name:StonecropsGenus:SedumSpecies:SpectabileExposure:Full sunHardiness:HardySoil type:Neutral to AlkalineHeight:45cmsSpread:100cms A clump forming perennial with upright, unbranched green stems, which originates from China and Korea. It can tolerate the severest of continental climates, including exposed upland locations in the UK, withstanding temperatures as low as -20°C (-4°F). It prefers well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil, producing flowers in dense, flat cymes to 15cm (6in) across. These attract bees, butterflies and hoverflies, providing food late into the year. These beautiful plants can be found in the parks and gardens in Falmouth and along the seafront.
ANIGOZANTHOS flavidus Common name:Kangaroo PawFamily:HaemodoraceaeGenus:AnigozanthosExposure:Full sunHardiness:Semi-hardySoil type:Well drained/ sandy loamHeight:180cmsSpread:60cms Originating from Southwest Australia, this perennial plant forms a clump of strap-like leaves growing from an underground rhizome, which has evolved to allow the species to regenerate after drought or fire. When established each plant can produce over 350 flowers on long stems, which can grow up to 1.8m in height. The tubular flowers grow at the end of each flower stem in groups of six and have pointed lobes, which curve at their tips giving them a paw-like appearance, hence their common name of ‘Kangaroo Paw’. Tiny hairs cover the flowers,
Join artist Sam Bradbury for weekly online art workshops. A different activity each week inspired by the 'Silly Squad' Summer Reading Challenge. Have a go at home using the videos below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdQ5IWS7ZGI https://youtu.be/gXkRk4IaPwY https://youtu.be/L5R3LqD8Chk https://youtu.be/Gzc8Ik2vw04
Children who visit Falmouth Art Gallery with their families this summer will be offered a free activity pack. Each pack contains: a summer activity sheet, pencil, rainbow pencil, rubber and pencil sharpener. The gallery is open for timed-ticket visits. You can book your ticket here. Families that are unable to visit the gallery can download the activity sheet here. You will need to look at these images of the artworks by Victor Vasarely and Rachel Whiteread. Activity-sheet-July-20-finalDownload
Agapanthus are summer-flowering plants, grown for their showy flowers which are commonly in shades of blue and purple, but also white and pink. They thrive in any well-drained, sunny position in the garden, as well as in containers and can be seen in all of Falmouth’s parks and gardens, as well as along the seafront.
https://youtu.be/t5ozv1bd67w Falmouth Art Gallery is now open, but things will be a little different for a while. To keep you safe the gallery has introduced timed ticket slots to limit visitor numbers. Current opening hours: Mon - Sat 10 am - 4 pm To reserve your free ticket please follow this link: Reserve your ticket The exhibitions on display are: 20/20 - A Different Way of Seeing P's and Q's - Piers, Ports and Quays
The 15 - 21 June 2020 is Refugee Week, a UK-wide festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees. Through a programme of arts, cultural and educational events alongside media and creative campaigns, Refugee Week brings about positive encounters between communities, helping them to connect and learn from each other, and promoting a culture of welcome. The Falmouth and Penryn community is already celebrating its own positive encounters as in December 2019 a refugee family from Syria was welcomed to the area with the support of Falmouth and Penryn Welcome Refugee Families. The family are settling in really
Falmouth Library is one of only 5 in the country that has been nominated to be a partner in the Living Libraries project run by Roehampton University. The aim of the project is to create an oral history archive on public libraries, with a particular focus on recent and ongoing changes in library provision. The interviews, public talks, installations and performances will then feed into a 15-20 minute audio documentary. Falmouth Library was nominated as it was the first of Cornwall’s Libraries to devolve to a Town Council in November 2016 and the project focuses on select
The Story Republic, featuring our very own Jo Lumber, would normally be out and about sharing stories, poems and songs at Cornish festivals and events. Alas, this isn't possible at the moment so instead they will be sharing four stories digitally. These are aimed at adults and a new story will be added every two weeks. Jo voices Mary 'Mouse Ears' Harvey in their latest story 'Lucy Wild Hair' or 'The Case of the Tarred Pillow' by Anna Maria Murphy, you can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IQth8938x8