Performers have been making the most of a new community stage in Kimberley Park which was opened by the town's mayor.

Built with town council funding and designed by Falmouth architect Michael Hormann, the stage offers a platform for local performers.

Mayor Steve Eva was led to the stage by samba band Dakadoum at the opening where he gave a speech thanking everyone involved for their hard work.

It took place at the last SourceFM Parklive event before Dakadoum let loose with their Afro-Brazilian beats.

Seven more acts followed: Jennifer Propeller, Barry and the Crumpets, Yew, Night Eyes, Horses on the Beach, Charlie Louise and Jules Berry.

Simon Neild, one of Parklive's organisers, said it was a great day.

He said that although the event was the official opening, an 'official launch' is yet to come as there is still work to do.

The stage, when finished, will include a retractable roof and sides making it weatherproof. Performers and concert-goers will also be able to use wifi in the park once the broadband is set up.

Simon said that an 'official launch' will probably take place next year when all the final preparations are in place.

But for now, there are more performances planned to make the most of the new facility.

The next Parklive is billed for September 29 and Skate Fete Fal, a fundraising festival in aid of the new skatepark in Dracaena fields, will see performers take the stage on October 5 as well as other venues in town.

The festival will be followed by another Parklive event on October 27.

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