Bligh Spirit

We are really excited to be working with David Greeves and his aerial dance company Yskynna as part of this year’s Fal River Festival. The aerial dance and vocal spectacle, Bligh Spirit, has been inspired by the Captain Bligh exhibition at The National Maritime Museum Cornwall.

Funding from FEAST and Arts Council England has enabled this project that will take on 2nd and 3rd of June at 3pm and 5pm.It is a 25 minute piece, with limited standing spaces so arrive early for a good view.

The dramatic airborne spectacle will be accompanied by sea shanties and vocal soundscapes performed by Lost in Song and The Daylight Choir with performance poetry by Falmouth-based spoken word artist Mc Mc Spoken, Meg Chapman.

The aerial acrobatics and dramatic vertical dance sequences have been choreographed by David Greeves, Artistic Director of Yskynna and the music has been arranged by Emma Mansfield, Roger Luxton and Jim Carey. Mc Mc Meg is an award winning performance poet, who will be re-telling moments from Bligh Spirit is a brave new work of high-roped aerial choreography that celebrates of the life of Captain Captain Bligh’s extraordinary life on the sea, through new poetry and writing, rapped over the top of vocal tones and four part harmonies.

The aerial performances will take place on the observation tower at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall.The choir and our concert band will be on the walkway looking out towards event square! We’ll be wearing red white and blue, so you can’t miss us.

The best views can be enjoyed from Events Square in front of Zizzi and Pizza Express. If you want to enjoy the performance close up, limited spaces are also available beneath the tower. This is a free event, standing only so arrive early.

Fal River Festival takes place from 26 May – 4 June and encompasses a diverse range of events taking place at dozens of locations in, on and around the river. Find out more about Bligh Spirit and other events at