Fresh from Falmouth: January edition

01 February 2022

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Fresh from Falmouth is back for its first edition of 2022. Settle in for some exciting updates from the talented students, staff and graduates that make Falmouth University the vibrant place it is.


1. The Heavy Friends go global

When Dr Simon Poole isn’t teaching MA Music Business, he’s spinning a classic mix of metal and rock & roll on his radio show, The Heavy Friends. The show has proved to be such a hit that it will now broadcast in Portland, Oregon on Cave FM 101.5. Local listeners can still catch him on Source FM.

2. Graduate passes 1 million streams on Spotify

BA(Hons) Creative Music Technology graduate Otto Morgan, who makes up one half of electronic dance music duo Pool Attendant, has just passed 1 million streams on Spotify for his sparkling track Everything Happens for a Reason. Inject a bit of sunshine into your day by listening to the track here.

3. Games Academy hosts Global Game Jam 

Last weekend, students and members of the games industry descended on the Games Academy to participate in the 2022 Global Game Jam. Students were challenged to work together in teams to create a game based on the theme of ‘duality’ over the course of the weekend. You can see what they came up with and play their games here.

4. Student designs clothing range for British wool company

BA(Hons) Fashion Design student Abigail Lockwood-Morris has collaborated with Romney Marsh Wools to create the company’s very first clothing range! Abigail comes from a farming background herself, so was more than familiar with the passion that her client held for the local environment and the materials she was using. Abigail’s pieces “are designed for people that want to invest in sustainable and organic country wear”. Check them out here

5. From Scribble to Screen: The Art of Animation

Have you ever wondered what goes into the making of an animated film? From Scribble to Screen is an exhibition hosted by Falmouth Art Gallery, in partnership with Falmouth University. During the exhibition, guests will be able to get involved in workshops and learn how to make their own animated film. They’ll also get to view some previously unseen footage from the companies behind The Gruffalo and The Tiger Who Came to Tea! Full details on how to attend can be found here

6. Fine Art students exhibit miniature artworks

Students across all three year groups of BA(Hons) Fine Art have joined forces to create an exhibition of miniature artworks at Grays Wharf Gallery in Penryn. According to the creators, “Miniaturisation opens a door to a strange space of playful and inquisitive absurdity, in which a multitude of human and more-than-human ideas can be channelled and encountered anew.” As intrigued as we are? We’ll see you at Grays Wharf, 4-12 February. For full details on the event timings, visit the website.

7. Illustration graduate speaks to Creative Boom

Jessica Meyrick has returned to the UK from Sydney to set up her very own home studio in Brighton. Recently Jessica has used her bold styles to contribute to projects on Breast Cancer Awareness, Period Equity and Emergency Centres tackling domestic violence. Find out more about Jessica’s work in her interview with Creative Boom.

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