New creative director for festival


The Fal River Festival has announced the appointment of a new creative director.

Anna Druce will be on a mission to make this, the tenth anniversary year, the most memorable yet, with a programme designed to attract national and international visitors to the shores of the Fal River.

Druce will join the Fal River team from her position as festival and events coordinator at Visit Cornwall, where she played a major role in delivering community events during both the Tall Ships Regatta and the Olympic Torch Relay; experience which will be put to good work in coordinating an ambitious Festival line-up this year.

Tim Light and new Fal River Festival creative director Anna Druce
Tim Light and new Fal River Festival creative director Anna Druce

“This is a dream job for me,” she said. “The Fal River area is not only spectacularly beautiful, with diverse landscapes and picturesque towns and villages, it also buzzes with cultural and artistic activity.

“I can’t wait to curate the programme, which will take place at a greater number of locations than ever before and encompass the length and breadth of the river, as it makes its way from Tresillian and Truro, via creeks and inlets, down to Falmouth and St Mawes.”

Tim Light, director of Fal River Cornwall, said: “The Fal River Festival has become an important and celebrated event over the last ten years.

“It’s a great advert for Cornwall as a whole and I can’t wait to see this year’s events unfold with our new Creative Director on board.”

The ten-day Fal River Festival gets underway on May 22.