From the 20th to the 28th of September, Falmouth will welcome back the Splash Festival for another year. Last year’s event was quite possibly the most colourful and inspiring yet and the planning for this year’s festival has shown no indication why it shouldn’t be able to match or eclipse the standard of the former.
The festivals aim is to celebrate creativity in Falmouth, including drama, comedy, dance, art installations and poetry. It is still yet to establish itself on an international or national stage, but if its popularity continues to rise it is sure to bring more and more people into Falmouth every year.
The quality on show in both a visual and performance capacity is truly monumental and many of the pieces displayed have won awards in the art field. There will also be light and sound exhibitions that will be conducted throughout the week along with talks from accomplished writers, illustrators and poets.
This event is a reflection on the people of Falmouth’s pride at their rich art history, but what the festival also promotes is Cornwall’s new crop of artistic talent and performers and use the Falmouth Art Gallery as the setting for some of these new pieces and acts. Sometimes however, the performances in particularly will be taken out to the street for all of those flooding the streets.
One of the greatest aspects of the festival being relatively low key at the moment is the fact that they can showcase the art of young and new talent. If the festival itself was to be established on a national or international stage, then perhaps the demand for new artists will begin to diminish.
For all art Enthusiasts, this is a ‘must see’ when you plan your stay in Falmouth, in fact, it could be the point to base your trip around it. You may not see anything like it again…..