Posts Tagged ‘farmers’

Exciting preparations for ‘This Land’ at Kestle Barton and the Keskerdh an Kammva-dro

Posted on: 8th August 2013 No Comments

Preparation is in full flow for the final ‘Tallys an Tir’ events, and they’re shaping up to be really exciting. These celebratory events will showcase a selection of the material that local groups have been collecting, as well as having a range of exciting activities for people to take part in. Next on the calendar […]

Exhibition photographs- Children’s artwork inspired by farming stories

Posted on: 29th July 2013 No Comments

All that hard work by children, teaching staff and the ‘Tallys an Tir‘ team has been brought together and is now being exhibited in style at Heartlands (pool) this week. The lovely bright space in the visitors centre made for a great backdrop for the exhibition, and Heartlands focus on Cornwall’s heritage makes for a fitting venue. […]

Farmers Stories inspire children’s artwork- Exhibition coming up…

Posted on: 24th July 2013 No Comments

This Friday we are setting up an exhibition of some of the wonderful artwork produced through our recent work with primary schools. Glad to see some local newspapers have picked up on it- http://www.westernmorningnews.co.uk/Farmers-stories-inspire-art-exhibition-Cornwall/story-19547174-detail/story.html http://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/10559396.Farmers_stories_inspire_Cornish_children___s_art_exhibition/ The exhibition will be up at Heartlands in the visitors centre from Saturday 27th July- Friday 9th August. We hope to […]

Agricultural Display at the Cornwall Centre

Posted on: 21st June 2013 No Comments

Still a few more days left to go and see the display of agricultural photos, documents and stories at the Cornwall Centre in Redruth. This display brings together material from both the Cornwall Records Office/Cornwall Centre, and ‘Tallys an Tir; Traditions & Stories of the Land.’

Hoping for sun for the Royal Cornwall Show

Posted on: 3rd June 2013 No Comments

  Not long now until this years Royal Cornwall Show and if the weather stays like this we will be great! This year we are sharing a stand with the Cornwall Records Office and the Cornwall Centre. Between us we will have on display a range of agricultural photographs from the archives, as well as […]

3 O’Clock in the Morning and the alarm goes off…

Posted on: 27th May 2013 No Comments

It may be bank holiday weekend for some of us but farmers certainly don’t work a 9 till 5… Here’s another great short story thanks to farmer Brindley Hosken… Farming in Meneage BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR I reach out from the bed, scat over the lamp; knock over a book and at last stop that infernal din. My […]

The Cornish Tradition of ‘Crying the Neck’

Posted on: 21st May 2013 No Comments

Memories of Crying the Neck in Zennor, Cornwall from StoryLines on Vimeo. Here is another digital story, made as part of ‘Tallys an Tir,‘ that brings together old cine film footage with the voice of farmer John Bennallick from St.Wenn. The ‘Crying the Neck‘ ceremony is really interesting when thinking about our relationship with the […]

Ivan the bull travelled by train….

Posted on: 9th May 2013 No Comments

Steve's Story- Livestock Farming through the generations from StoryLines on Vimeo. Here is another digital story, created for Tallys an Tir, made working with Steve who farms near St.Breward on Bodmin Moor. Coming from a line of farmers and with 2 of his sons already farming with him, Steve has some great stories to tell. […]

Weaving on sheep hurdles

Posted on: 25th April 2013 No Comments

Another great workshop at Rosehip Barn on Trefranck Farm this week. This time we welcomed Altarnun School to the farm, working with year 3 & 4 into the barn. Over the day the children learnt about the history of the farm/barn through the story of ‘The Cats of Trefranck,’ did some wonderful site-specific movement work […]

A snapshot of farming in the 1990’s- the photographs of John Head

Posted on: 11th April 2013 No Comments

Today I spent the day scanning with 4th generation veterinary surgeon John Head of Helston. John has an amazing collection of black and white photographs taken on farms he worked on in the 1990’s, all in the Helston area. Although taken only 20 years ago these photographs, mostly portraits, provide a snapshot of a different […]