We explored the city and its culture!
Our Truro Festival has come to end for this year, after thousands of people supported our two-week event
Events ranged from children's art workshops, big art painting, theatre performances in the Old Coffin Store, literary trails and culminated in two large scale music events on Lemon Quay.
The Literary Trail, which was supported by Waterstones, was a free event where 18 businesses in the city centre decorated their shop windows to theme a book and people had to match all the titles to win a prize - 150 entries were submitted by the end of the festival.
There were some quite unusual events happening throughout the festival, Cosmic a local graff artist painted a huge mural at the level 5 entrance to the NCP car park.
Over 1000 people visited the ‘Limbo' exhibition at the Old Coffin Store on Walsingam Place, which included Tim Shaws ‘Man on Fire' sculpture as well as the creative workshop installation ‘Fiat Lux'. Several other evening events that happened in The Old Coffin Store, including storytelling and a film night all sold out.
The fortnights festivities culminated in sell-out gigs on Lemon Quay, featuring bands and DJ's from the South West.
The Truro Festival will return over the Easter holidays again next year, 4th - 21st April. If any artists, musicians, performers and businesses would like to be involved please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Events to look forward to
Garden Truro 10 - 13 July
Truro takes pride in its beautiful parks, gardens and open spaces so to celebrate this, the Garden Truro festival co-ordinated by Truro City Council and supported by Totally Truro BID, is a 4 day gardening event bringing the best of the city's green spaces to Lemon Quay in the heart of Truro.
Be Active Truro 5 - 10 August 2013
Welcome to Truro
Truro is the retail centre of Cornwall and boasts an enviable range of independent shops and multiples. In a compact city centre, this strong and diverse mix is unique - Truro is not a clone of other towns.
It's intriguing and eclectic offer of art galleries, bars, restaurants, nightclubs, a cinema, the Hall for Cornwall, Truro Cathedral and the Royal Cornwall Museum make it a year round destination for those who live, work and visit Truro. A city steeped in history and intriguing architecture, there is plenty to see and do; whether you are keen to shop, dine with friends, visit the gardens, an event or simply meander through the Georgian streets we are sure you will enjoy your visit to Truro.
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