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We are delighted to announce that Benow festival will be returning this year! Events, discussions, creative workshops and more will be taking place from 7th – 9th of March. 

This years theme is ‘Women making a noise’. We’ll be exploring women in sound; delving into practices from art to music to wellbeing. Workshop & Events line up below, more coming soon!

For this year’s festival, in addition to workshops happening during the week, we have co created a Saturday of workshops and events in collaboration with SIRENS STUDIO. Sirens are a Female-led gender inclusive recording studio and practice space in Penryn, they aim to give power and skills to women and people of diverse genders in all areas of music production, from recording stage to mix stage. They encourage self sufficiency and creativity without fear.

Events/workshops:

all our events & workshops are free – booking is essential

The power of language for creative living

A women’s empowerment workshop with The Conscious Coach

Thursday 7th March
6pm-8pm
Falmouth Art Gallery
Free

Songs to Uplift and Empower

A playful and nourishing singing workshop with Katie Rose White

Friday 8th March
10-11:30am
Falmouth Art Gallery
Free

Sound bath Meditation with Nude Canteen breakfast

With Resonant Being

Saturday 9th March
8am-10am
Falmouth Art Gallery
Free

Family Drop-in Workshop

Creative Play with Instruments from Music for Good 

Saturday 9th March
10am-12pm
Falmouth Art Gallery
Free

No need to book

The Female Voice – An exploration in genre, characterisation within lyrics and the female narrative

A song writing workshop with Laura Durdey

Saturday 9th March
11am-12pm
Falmouth Art Gallery
Free


DJ Workshop

With Natalie

Saturday 9th March
1pm-2pm
Falmouth Art Gallery
Free

DJ Workshop

With Natalie

Saturday 9th March
2pm-3pm
Falmouth Art Gallery
Free

Family Drop-in Workshop

Creative Play with Sound & tech from SIRENS STUDIO 

Saturday 9th March
1pm-3pm
Falmouth Art Gallery
Free

No need to book

‘Voices on the Edge’

a roundtable discussion on misogyny in music

Saturday 9th March
6pm-8pm
Falmouth Art Gallery
Free


Benow ?

Benow is a Cornish adjective that means ‘female/feminine’. We have chosen this word to name the festival and the project because we like the idea of celebrating and nurturing everybody’s feminine side, regardless of the gender they identify as.

By chance, the word Benow is also a pun and can be read as Be-Now: a mindful invitation to fully focus on and live the present moment, an opportunity to be the best version of yourself in the here and now.

Benow is a festival of events, ideas, art, community and activism to explore and celebrate the culture of women. All welcome. We believe in the importance of conversations and connections, as a mean to promote change and improve people’s life.

Benow is also this digital hub for creative exchange, in which the culture of women is shared, co-curated and co-created. It is a community in which each person can find their voice. Where dialogues and conversations are the starting point for a shift in paradigm. A common ground to recognise and accept complexity, nurturing and developing resilience and a conscious approach to our own wellbeing.

Previous Years