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Truro Festival

2 9 April 2016

Truro's cultural festival celebrates the diversity and creativity of the arts within our city. It incorporates; art, music, theatre, film, literature and Cornish culture.

Truro Festival 2016

The citys annual cultural festival, which is funded and delivered by Totally Truro Business Improvement District (BID) features music, art, exhibitions, theatre, dance, comedy, film, literature and photography.

There was an abundance of art at the 2016 festival. Daily workshops featured local illustrators, comic book illustrators, manga artists, screen print-makers and puppeteers who were on offer for children and adults in the festival hub on Lemon Quay. Street art was also a big favourite and the city's streets were filled with creative flair once again.

The literary content of the festival also grows each year. For 2016, The Story Republic began to ignite the imagination through speakeasies for young writers, wordsmith sessions and more.

This year was the launch of a three-year project for Truro Festival focusing on a forgotten Truronian from the 18th century. In his day, Samuel Foote was the first stand-up comedian and known as the funniest man in London. He was a Cornishman with a larger-than-life personality, who wowed audiences at his tea parties in the fashionable coffee houses of Covent Garden. The festival produced educational projects and installations re-establishing Foote as a celebrated Cornishman in his hometown.

If you are a business in Truro and would like to give us feedback on the Truro Festival, please email

The past events are on the new website

Please follow the Truro Festival on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with our 'Throwback Thursday's' and 'Foote Fridays'!  Remember to use the hashtag #trurofestival

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