It has been a jam-packed autumn so far for the team here at St Michaels. Not only have we been working hard to ensure that your stay is a great one, but we’ve also been working on some behind-the-scenes events throughout Falmouth.
Supporting and getting involved in our local community allows us to work with other local businesses to provide exceptional experiences, so this year we have worked hard to take an active role in Falmouth events.
As St Michaels has grown we have used our platform to help sponsor Falmouth Events throughout the year, but autumn has been a pretty big season so far. Let’s recap!
Autumn started strong with the Falmouth Triathlon. At Our Health Club we are all about supporting others through their fitness journey, which is why becoming sponsors for the Triathlon was very exciting for us.
Starting just across the road at Gyllyngvase beach with a refreshing 750m sea swim, contestants then enjoyed a brisk cycle along the Falmouth seafront to neighbouring Mawnan Smith and back, before finishing with a run-up to the Pendennis Headland, overlooking the stunning coastal views on offer.
We were in awe of all participants, with our team cheering them on as they passed.
At the start of October we worked with the organisers of Fiafest to help bring the international arts festival to the streets of Falmouth.
Sponsoring the Arts Fest allowed us to help showcase local talent, alongside some amazing shows and thought-provoking performances. Think theatre, music and dance acts providing high-quality entertainment at locations throughout the town.
We witnessed some incredible acts throughout a weekend of celebrating the arts.
One of our biggest local events so far this year, the Falmouth Oyster Festival is a popular event for locals and visitors alike. This year was an important one for the Oyster Fest, marking its 25th Anniversary, which we just loved getting involved with.
Not only did we sponsor the event that supports and celebrates our local fishing industry, heritage and coastal produce, but we also dived in and got involved with our annual Seafood & Champagne Bar in the main festival tent.
As well as enjoying a festival atmosphere, providing delicious seafood and sparkling drinks, we were also excited to see our Head Chef Ady Foulkes and Head Mixologist Dave Ridgeon take to the stage to show off their skills. Taking a break from providing excellent dishes and drinks in our Brasserie Restaurant and Bar, Ady and Dave put on a show for Falmouth and made the whole team here at St Michaels very proud!
Finally in October, we worked with organisers to bring you the Falmouth Book Festival.
A festival associated with Falmouth University and the Falmouth Bookseller, we chose to help sponsor this incredible festival to bring literary success to the forefront of Falmout’s creative scene.
Including events and talks from both fiction and non-fiction authors alike, at St Michaels we both supported the festival and hosted one of the events at our beachside resort.
Local legend James Strawbridge came along to St Michaels to discuss his new cookbook ‘Salt and the Art of Seasoning’. James gave insights into his preference for using local produce in his cooking and the art of using techniques and seasonings to bring extra flavour to a dish.
An Exciting Autumn at St Michaels
We have had a fantastic time getting involved in Falmouth events this autumn! From setting up at the Oyster Fest to supporting local chefs like James Strawbridge, supporting our local community and witnessing these events has been a great way to spend the colder days in Cornwall.
We’re hoping to have just as successful a year in 2024!
Now that our autumn events have drawn to a close we’re focusing on the festive season and all of the fun to come! Discover our Christmas Party Nights and Festive Lunches to get you in the spirit, or check out our Sparkle Spa Party for a night of glitz and relaxation.