Exploring Landmarks

Posted on: 14th October 2015 No Comments

Last week as part of the ‘Landmark Travels‘ Project we held a workshop at Marazion Community Centre to explore the significant landmarks that have featured in our own lives. Thank you to everyone who came along, especially those from afar who made the long journey to be with us.

The workshop explored the physical ‘landmarks’ in our own lives and what they mean to us, either as signifiers of ‘ home’, vessels of precious memories or locators within the landscape. The ‘landmarks’ that arose were not necessarily confined to Cornwall although they were in the majority and included Germoes chair, the Minack Theatre and Godrevy Lighthouse. Others featured Blackpool and its Tower, Corbiere Lighthouse and Leith Hill in Surrey.

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Making letter cards to document Landmarks

Time flew by as everyone became engrossed in sharing personal stories of their own particular ‘landmarks’ and documenting memories through writing, drawing, collage and photographs. Participants combined all these in a 40’s style folding postcard booklet with its own case. A beautiful memento of a special place to share with others.

The next ‘Landmark Memories’ session will be at Wheal Martyn on Wednesday 11th November 1-5pm. To book a place email sarah@storylines.org.uk. We are also opening this up to groups who would like us to come and run the same workshop in their area, so get in touch if you’d like a visit from us and our suitcases!

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