Putting the spring into festival


The National Maritime Museum Cornwall has been announced as the title sponsor of the third Falmouth Spring Festival.

Title Sponsor L-R Richard Wilcox, Jonathan Griffin
Falmouth BID manager, Richard Wilcox (l), with NMMC director Jonathan Griffin

Funded and organised by the Falmouth Business Improvement District, the Falmouth Spring Festival is the first main festival on the Falmouth events calendar, an early season idea designed to raise Falmouth’s profile and help support town businesses.

It celebrates Falmouth’s open spaces through a host of different events and activities taking place at numerous venues, both indoor and outdoor, across the town from March 14-24.

Falmouth BID manager, Richard Wilcox, said: “I’m thrilled to have an organisation of the calibre of the National Maritime Museum Cornwall on board and it perhaps is a measure of how far the festival has come in only two years.

“The events are intended to be diverse and eclectic and 2013 will see a creative mix of new and established activities to hopefully attract many more visitors.”

The Maritime Museum celebrates its tenth anniversary this year and head of communications, Tamsin Loveless, said: “The museum belongs to Falmouth, our activities and events are hugely influenced by the people who live here and the community of Cornwall and over the past decade we have shared many magical moments with the town.

“This sponsorship allows us to give something back, to say thank you to everyone who has given us their support and to celebrate all that we have achieved over the past ten years.”