Creative Events Management students round off a year of fantastic events

31 May 2024

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Category: Student stories

The 2024 season of live events for Creative Events Management BA students has come to a close, with all three year groups devising, planning, and delivering events as part of the local community. The events included FalFilmFest, a Battle of the Bands, Fuze Festival of Art and various charity fundraisers, which raised over £4,000 for local and national charities.  

FalFilmFest, a ‘world premiere showcase’ of short films produced by third year Film BA students ran at The Poly – a multi-purpose arts centre and cinema in Falmouth. It was a sell-out show (150 seats) and included an app-driven audience vote for the Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor. 


Battle of the Bands saw student bands compete live at The Cornish Bank – a local grassroots music venue, with a high-profile judging panel including BBC Cornwall, Source FM, Bloom Cornwall and Clunk magazine. The winning band went on to secure a spot at The Little Orchard Festival over summer. The event sold out, and raised £750 for housing support charity, Harbour Housing.  

First-year students produced a mini-festival of art and dance, Fuze, comprised of three distinct elements hosted in the studios of AMATA, on our Penryn Campus. There was ‘Let Loose!’ – a salsa class and cultural celebration, ‘Blank Canvas’ – an immersive photography exhibition, and ‘Punked Up’ – live music from The Dollies and The Scars. 

Course leader Matt Kirby commented;  “The practice of learning by doing real-life events equips our event management students with essential skills, practical experience, and industry insight that cannot be fully replicated in a classroom setting. This experiential learning approach is crucial for their professional growth and preparedness for successful careers in event management.” 

Many of this year’s events aimed to support local good causes; with charity fundraisers and awareness raising events seeing in excess of £4,000 raised for good causes, both locally and nationally – another critical part of successful event management.  

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