Hurrah! After a lot of had work and planning we have been awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, with supporting funding from FEAST Cornwall. This will allow us to continue collecting stories around Cornwall, broadening the theme to ‘Traditions & Stories of the Land.’
Rather than us collecting the stories we will be training up locals within each of our 5 selected communities- Pendeen, Manaccan, Luxulyan, St.Clether and the Roseland. We will also be holding other exciting events such as memory days, heritage walks and storytelling workshops to help us gather material for each community project. These will be open to everyone and free so keep checking this blog for details or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to get involved.
Collected stories, photographs and films will then form the basis for a series of 5 community events that will take place around Cornwall. These will take place at Rosehip Barn in St.Clether, Kestle Barton in Manaccan, Gunwen Chapel in Luxulyan, the Centre of Pendeen in West-Penwith and on the Roseland (venue tbc).
In addition to this we will be re-formatting some of the wonderful work collected throughout our last project, ‘Family, Farming & Tradition’ to make some short films and education resources for primary schools. Again we will be posting these on this blog. These films of local farming stories will also be the starting point for a series of artist-led workshops which we will run with primary schools in Spring 2013.
The project title, ‘Tally’s an Tir’ is Cornish for ‘Tales of the Land’- thank you to Maga- the Cornish Language Partnership for this translation.
Thank you also to everyone who has helped with the development of this project idea and given us their time and ideas. We are very excited to get started!!
We will be using this blog as a space to keep you informed with forthcoming events and workshops, as well as somewhere for us to show some of the work collected as we go. Please feel free to get in touch with anything to do with the project- as always we would love to hear from you.