Posts Tagged ‘community’

The Rhoda Mary Project Film

Posted on: 17th August 2018 1 Comment

In 2016 we were delighted to be asked to collaborate with the Rhoda Mary Project on a new community heritage project which sought to uncover stories about the Rhoda Mary and other Cornish merchant schooners. We have recently made this short film to tell the story of the project so far… The Rhoda Mary was […]

‘Guardians of the Reef’ Digital Stories

Posted on: 13th July 2018 No Comments

It’s always lovely to screen the digital stories we create, gathering people together to share, laugh and celebrate their stories. For the ‘Guardians of the Reef’ project we held a series of screening events at the Cricket Inn in Beesands, who put on a fabulous crab supper for us, and at Hope Cove in the […]

‘Guardians of the Reef’ begins…

Posted on: 11th October 2017 No Comments

We are pleased to announce that thanks to a £10,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), we will be spending the next year discovering and sharing stories of shellfishing as part of the ‘Guardians of the Reef’ project. As with many industries, shellfishing has changed dramatically within living memory and it is these changes […]

A Passion for Sail

Posted on: 6th April 2017

Following the busy Memory Day in Devoran last October, delivered in partnership with the Rhoda Mary Project, we have been spending time with some of the people who came along to record their family stories on the theme of merchant schooners. It’s been fascinating to learn about these sailing ships, once so vital to trade […]

Seeking Merchant Schooner Memories

Posted on: 19th September 2016 6 Comments

Storylines are excited to be embarking on a new venture and we are now on the hunt for stories of merchant topsail schooners from Cornwall and beyond. We are delighted to be delivering the project in partnership with the Rhoda Mary Project and are beginning with an informal gathering at Devoran Village Hall on Sunday 16 October, 2-5pm. We […]

On display at Praze Fair Show

Posted on: 10th August 2016 No Comments

July 9th saw the annual Praze Fair show in the village of Praze an Beeble. It’s reputed to be the oldest one day show in Cornwall and Storylines was there. Even though the weather was miserable it felt like a fitting end to our ‘Linking Lifetimes’ Project and a great opportunity to showcase all the […]

Picnic in Praze- come celebrate with us!

Posted on: 15th June 2016 No Comments

Stories of celebrations were on everyone’s lips last week for the ‘Linking Lifetimes’ project. Children and adults shared their memories of past celebrations before mapping out their own celebration to mark the end of this part of the project. Everyone was bursting with ideas for the event, which will be a community picnic, complete with […]

Objects have Stories too- ‘Linking Lifetimes’

Posted on: 2nd May 2016 No Comments

As the ‘Linking Lifetimes’ project continues, it is wonderful to witness how comfortable children and adults has become in each others company, and observe the lovely sharing that has become central to the project. In April, adults and children came back together to share stories about their special objects or possessions. We had a classroom […]

A big day for the ‘Linking Lifetimes’ project

Posted on: 19th February 2016 No Comments

It was a big day for the Linking Lifetimes earlier this month… After a few story-exchanges between adults & children, our lovely community group was welcomed into Crowan Primary School for an afternoon of story-sharing with the children of Year 5 & 6. We began with a game in which the children had to match […]

Encountering the Clay Country: A Day of Study in Rescorla

Posted on: 4th February 2016 2 Comments

Over the past year, we have been busy running workshops, conducting oral history interviews and holding a variety of events for the ‘Landmark Travels’ project. A recent event hosted by the Institute of Cornish Studies was a Clay Study Day. A big thank you to one of our current volunteers, Tomas van den Heuvel, for this brilliant […]