Posts Tagged ‘kestle barton’

‘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 […]

The Big Draw at Kestle Barton

Posted on: 29th October 2014 No Comments

To conclude our workshops for ‘Turning Seasons,’ infant children from 5 primary schools on the Lizard (from the Keskowethyans Trust) visited Kestle Barton for a day of creativity, fun, noise and colour. For the morning of this final event, we participated in The Big Draw event (the World’s biggest drawing festival). This begun with an exploration of the beautiful […]

‘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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Some archive photos of farming in Manaccan

Posted on: 19th October 2013 No Comments

Over the weekend of ‘This Land’ at Kestle Barton, I was happy to meet Sandra, who’s family had farmed Rosemorder Farm in Manaccan for generations. Sandra had brought with her some amazing family photographs, which have now been scanned for archive. Here are just a few…

Photos from ‘This Land’ at Kestle Barton

Posted on: 5th September 2013 No Comments

What a great weekend we had at Kestle Barton last weekend. A HUGE thank you to everyone who has put so much work into collecting/donating material and to Kestle Barton for being so supportive and giving so much time & energy to the project. Further thanks to Helston Folk Museum for providing some of the […]

Tune in to BBC Radio Cornwall at 4:15pm Weds 4th September…

Posted on: 3rd September 2013 No Comments

It was a great event this weekend at ‘Kestle Barton’ and we had a brilliant turn out- with plenty of stories, laughs and people catching up. We also had a visit from Tiffany Truscott from BBC Radio Cornwall who interviewed some of the people involved with the project- this will be on the show tomorrow […]

The winnowing machine arrives…

Posted on: 28th August 2013 No Comments

Today Chris Jenkin dropped over their winnowing machine for the ‘This Land’ event that will take place at Kestle Barton this weekend. The Landrivick Winnowing Machine is possibly more than 120 years old. The beautiful wooden contraption would have been used to separate grain from chaff as well as to get rid of pests from stored grain. Winnowing would […]