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Source FM is a radio station for Cornwall, UK made by and for the people who live and work in and around Falmouth and Penryn. We have an eclectic schedule of music and chat shows for you to listen to at all times of the day and night.  Nose around the What’s on When and Presenters section to get an idea of who works here and what they say about their radio programmes, and don't forget to leave some feedback on the Your Say page.

Source FM can be whatever you want it to be because the station is open to volunteers of all ages and walks of life. We're always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help make Source FM a vibrant and interesting local radio station. Whether you fancy presenting, producing documentary programmes, or helping with marketing and event organisation then get in touch with your local Cornish radio station by emailing: enquiries@thesourcefm.co.uk

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Boost to South West Marine Tourism

Full Steam Ahead for Anglo-French Agreement to Boost Marine Tourism


An agreement has been made between the UK’s South West and Northern French marine businesses in a bid to boost tourism amid the uncertainties surrounding Brexit.

British Marine South West (BMSW), which represents 200 marine members in the region, and the Association des Ports de Plaisance de Bretagne (APPB), which represents 70 marinas and ports in Northern France, signed the Memorandum of Understanding at the London Boat Show on Thursday 12th January.

The initiative encourages the sharing of relevant information, maritime culture and maritime tourism between the two areas at a time of significant change.

Jonathan Fielding, Chairman of BMSW, said: “This agreement enables both regions to work closely on minimising the negative aspects of Brexit. Together we can encourage boat owners to travel between the UK’s South West region, Northern France and the Channel Islands regardless of the final outcome of Brexit. This new relationship will powerfully promote what we know to be the finest cruising ground in Northern Europe.”

The project aims to develop a common framework for the sustainable growth of the nautical sector in the two regions before and after Brexit. It will also enable British and French marina members to work together to share best practices and to encourage growth and future investment.

Brieuc Morin, General Secretary of the APPB said: “Our new relationship will enable us to further promote tourism in both regions. We are committed to making Channel crossings as easy as possible by initiatives such as sharing more information about marinas and hope to see a significant increase in numbers of boats travelling for leisure between Northern France and the UK’s South West.”

The project has already started with a research survey of boat owners’ requirements being conducted by students from Université de Bretagne Sud in both the UK and France. The results of this survey will assist in the formation of further specific objectives and form the basis of data for grant funding.

Cornish Language Festival Confirmed for 2017

Cornish language festival confirmed for 2017

A nine-day Cornish language festival – the first of its kind – will take place in Penzance beginning in February.  

Festival Kernewek - Penzance Cornish Language Festival will be held in The Acorn Theatre and is being organised by the educational charity Cornish Quest.

The festival programme is varied and full of activities relating to the Cornish language. Some events will be for people who are fluent in Cornish while many activities will be for people wanting to find out about this unique aspect of Cornwall, and for people interested in the history of Cornish.

Festival organiser Jane Howells said: “The festival will bring people together for an inspirational nine days connecting residents with the Cornish language, celebrating Cornish culture and exploring the heritage of Penzance through the medium of the Cornish language.”

A highlight of the festival will be a conference on Saturday, February 25. The keynote speaker will be the Council of Europe’s Dr Tove Malloy. 

Dr Malloy is a member of the Advisory Committee on the European Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities and chaired the panel of experts when they visited Truro earlier this year. The theme of the conference will be The Framework Convention, the European Charter and the Cornish Language.

Talks by leading cultural specialists, guided bilingual walks through Penzance and several evening suppers - including an event for people with Cornish surnames and one for the peoples of the smaller nations of Britain, will take place throughout the festival.

There will be plenty of music, workshops for businesses and heritage projects, and Cornish language courses. 

Former Grand Bard Mick Paynter, from St Ives, will be re-running his very popular course on the History of the Cornish Language while author and performer Pol Hodge will give innovative sessions based on Cornwall's traditional folklore.

People are also urged to look out for the posters that have been specially commissioned from Jersey-based graphic designer Phil Regan who has worked on similar projects with the native languages of the Channel Islands.

The festival starts on February 25, and will culminate on St Piran’s Day, March 5, with a recreation of a medieval St Piran procession, accompanied by the choir Keur Heb Hanow carried on a horse drawn dray, from the ancient core of the town of Penzance to the original mother church at Madron where there will be a St Piran service at 11am.

The festival programme will be online at www.cornishquest.org from early 2017.  Tickets are available from The Acorn, Penzance, on 01736 363545 and online at theacornpenzance.com

Learn to Make Exciting Radio

Source FM has some empty schedule slots coming up in 2017

Source FM is inviting anyone from the local area who has an interest in radio to attend a special introductory open day at Source FM on Saturday 21st of Januray 2017 from 10am to 1pm. The event will give attendees the chance to meet existing female Source FM presenters and talk to the people in charge of Source FM as well as to tour the studios to see just how easy it is to make interesting exciting radio shows. And, you don’t need to bring anything with you except for your enthusiasm.

Source FM are especially keen to hear from women (& men) who might be interested in developing a newly rejuvenated relationship with The Poly who have a series of interesting performances and talks coming up that Source FM is hoping to cover. We are also interested in receiving proposals about any subject such as health, wellbeing and creative writing or mechanics, mathematics and engineering.

Just email station manager Matthew Rogers of matthew@thesourcefm.co.uk to book yourself a place.