Posts Tagged ‘Cornwall’

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 […]

Tracing Global Storylines

Posted on: 3rd April 2018 No Comments

After our successful collaboration last year with the National Maritime Museum Cornwall (NMMC) capturing the stories behind people’s tattoos for Tattoo Tales, we were delighted when the museum asked us to work on their new temporary exhibition, Titanic Stories: Contemporary Voices. The NMMC commissioned us to find 5 people who had moved from overseas and […]

Devoran School get to know Rhoda Mary

Posted on: 20th July 2017 No Comments

Last Friday saw the turn of the younger members of the Devoran community to hear all about the iconic vessel, the Rhoda Mary, which was built close to their village. Our Memory Day in the autumn in Devoran Village Hall had provided us with rich pickings in terms of people willing to share their stories […]

What a couple!

Posted on: 27th June 2017 No Comments

Recently we wrote about some of the recordings that we have been doing as part of a partnership project with the Rhoda Mary Project. One couple we had the pleasure of spending time with was Robbie and Maureen Tatlow- a couple with a passion for schooners that was infectious and inspiring. We learnt a lot from our […]

The Rhoda Mary and other Ferris boats

Posted on: 16th June 2017 2 Comments

We are delighted to share this film in which 4 members of the Ferris family discuss their family boatbuilding heritage, as well as present day links to the industry. Stories of the Rhoda Mary, a famed West Country schooner, as well as tales about it’s designer William ‘Foreman’ Ferris, have passed down the generations, and this […]

Tattoo Tales now at the National Maritime Museum

Posted on: 14th April 2017 No Comments

After all our hard work capturing people’s Tattoo Tales, it’s great to see the digital stories, images and quotes integrated into the ground-breaking exhibition now on at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, ‘TATTOO British Tattoo Art Revealed.’ Through capturing peoples tattoo stories, it’s been possible to explore how tattoos are entwined with people’s life stories, […]

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 […]

Every tattoo has a story

Posted on: 23rd December 2016 No Comments

Tattoos are markers in our lives and each one has it’s own story. You choose the design, the placement on your body, when and where you have it done, who does it and who you then share it with. By conducting a series of audio recordings to explore these choices, we have been uncovering peoples’ […]

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 […]

Exhibition and film screening at Wheal Martyn “Stories are good for your soul”

Posted on: 16th September 2016 1 Comment

After many, many months of hard work recording, editing, planning, building and layering, the evening finally arrived when we could unveil the exhibition and screen the film that honoured all the stories collected on Carn Grey rock. On Friday 9th September Wheal Martyn Museum in St Austell played host to well over 60 very excited […]