Posts Tagged ‘Farming’

‘Turning Seasons’ film

Posted on: 27th November 2014 No Comments

It’s always lovely when you manage to capture moments from workshops on film and something we always try and put together into a short film. So, after a series of workshops in 5 schools on the Lizard, followed by a day of creativity and celebration at Kestle Barton, here it is…

‘Turning Seasons’ procession finale

Posted on: 3rd November 2014 No Comments

Following on from the Big Draw event in the morning, children from 5 local primary schools met the artist Julia Giles, whom had constructed her installation the ‘Keskerdh An Kammva Dro’ in the orchard at Kestle Barton. Inspired by farming traditions the ‘Procession around a turnstile’ helps to turn the seasons, acknowledging how important the […]

‘Turning Seasons’ on the Lizard

Posted on: 3rd October 2014 No Comments

This week we have been busy creating seasonal outfits and instruments with infant children from 5 primary schools on the lizard, in preparation for a special harvest procession that will take place at 2pm on the 24th October 2014 in the Orchard at Kestle Barton. These workshops are part of a new project ‘Turning Seasons,’ which […]

‘Tallys an Tir’ Education Resources now online…

Posted on: 23rd January 2014 1 Comment

We are excited to launch a new online platform, containing a series of digital farming stories, and corresponding activities for children aged between 7-11 years old. These resources are all FREE and have been devised by artists Ali Roscoe, Kim Pilgrim and Sarah Chapman, with the support of the charity Farming and Countryside Education (FACE). […]

Discovering the past through objects and stories

Posted on: 19th December 2013 No Comments

Earlier this year we delivered a series of workshops to children from St.Mawes Primary School, using agricultural objects from Helston Folk Museum as starting points for learning and creativity. In the first session, children were given mystery objects and became archivists for the day, trying to work out the past use of the objects and […]

Like ditching a crewcut for dreadlocks and a beard…

Posted on: 12th December 2013 No Comments

Here is another story for you about ‘Farming in Meneage‘ written by Brindley Hosken… and what a photo!! At Withan, we are in a countryside stewardship scheme. This scheme pays us a certain amount of money for farming in a way that helps the environment. We have to amass a number of points to qualify, […]

Doing his homework, whilst travelling backwards on a tractor…

Posted on: 23rd November 2013 No Comments

Rex's Story 'From Horses to Tractors' memories of a farmer in St.Martin, Cornwall from StoryLines on Vimeo. Here is a brilliant digital story, made from a recording between Rex Hosking and artist Louise McClary, who both live and work in St.Martin. In this short story Rex share some of his memories of farming in St.Martin, […]

Starlings

Posted on: 15th November 2013 No Comments

Here is another great story by Brindley Hosken, a farmer from St.Martin… Starlings Sometimes when I go outside there is a starling sitting on the lawn. It looks a plain bird at first sight but when you look closer you can see the iridescent shades of greens and purples among its plumage and the flecks […]

Documenting farming families- the photographs of John Head

Posted on: 9th November 2013 No Comments

When doing community based storytelling project such as ‘Tallys an Tir’ you never know what you are going to discover or who you will meet. Early on in our collaboration with Kestle Barton in Manaccan, we were lucky enough to be introduced to John Head; a 4th generation vet whose veterinary practice ‘Head & Head’ is […]

Past farming in the Gunwen area

Posted on: 5th November 2013 No Comments

In this short film Ivan, Hilary & Margaret reminisce about some of their old photographs, taken in Luxulyan area. Photos and memories focus on past farming in the area, illustrating just how much farming has changed within living memory. Some amazing archive photographs of the area and some lovely stories to accompany these.