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.
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
Falmouth Art Gallery and the Dracaena Centre Youth Project and Family Programme have delivered 82 art packs to young people aged 0-19 who may not have access to art materials at home. The packs were accompanied by a range of online and offline art activities developed by the gallery’s artist facilitators.
The Margaret Whitford Bequest is a collection of 47 contemporary prints and a sculpture acquired by Falmouth Art Gallery in 2012 through The Art Fund. In 2018/19 the gallery’s Citizen Curators staged the ‘Gut Reaction’ project to find out more about Margaret Whitford and her collection and explore how audiences responded to the artworks. Two of the group, Becki Brattin and Katie Bunnell, were keen to take this work further and were awarded an ‘Emerging Voices’ bursary by Cornwall Museum’s Partnership to enable them to continue their research. You can read about their project ‘Finding Margaret’ here: https://www.cornwallmuseumspartnership.org.uk/finding-margaret-emerging-voices/
Did you know that Falmouth has been a focal point for automata makers since the 1980s? Falmouth Art Gallery has a large collection of contemporary automata and visitors often comment how much they enjoy turning the handles of these mavellous machines. You can discover this entertaining artform, explore Falmouth's collection and learn why it is so important to Falmouth here: automata.falculture.org