For further details and to book your place please contact Helen Reynolds: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further details and to book your place please contact Helen Reynolds: email@example.com
A celebration of works by poet Charles Causley, playwright Nick Darke and contemporary writers such as Annamaria Murphy and Simon Parker. This bright-eyed troupe of charming word-sharers bring you Cornwall’s wit, wonder and idiosyncrasy, through short stories, poems and folk song.
Treloan Campsite, Portscatho
Tresanton Chapel, Chapel Terrace, St Mawes
Scorrier House, Scorrier
Golowan Festival, Penzance
Golowan Festival, Penzance
Cornwall College, Pool
Port Eliot Estate, St. Germans
Here’s where you can discover more and book your places for a range of our events: The Story Republic
Step into the mystical world of The Whispering Woods and join us on a journey where stories and fables echo through the trees.
We’ll be taking our summer Speakeasy to The Great Estate Festival, June 1st – 3rd, 2018! Are you going? Come and discover the new with us in The Whispering Woods.
Do you want your ears tickled? Then this is the place to satisfy the need, have a good listen and discover what else is out there. A showcase and sharing event for emerging writers. From storytellers to poets, fictional writers, comics and of course we might just squeeze in a musician or two with thanks to The Writers’ Block. Come and experience some of Cornwall’s up and coming writing talent and encounter the new at the Speakeasy taking place Saturday and Sunday. Do you have your tickets ready and waiting as a festival goer and fancy an opportunity to showcase your written work? Well, this is your chance while there’s still space!
Contact Betty Davies and let her know – firstname.lastname@example.org
Bookings and enquiries can be made by email through Helen Reynolds: email@example.com
Creative Kernow – Cultivator Programme
Job Description for the post of Creative Business and Marketing Advisor -Museums and Public Galleries 0.6 FTE
Cultivator is an innovative project providing an integrated programme of skills and business development support for Small to Medium Enterprises in Cornwall’s creative industries. It is funded by the European Social Fund, the European Regional Development Fund, Arts Council England and Cornwall Council.
The lead partner and the employer for this post is Creative Kernow http://www.creativekernow.org.uk/ one of Cornwall’s leading creative sector organisations; the project is managed as part of the work of Creative Kernow’s well-respected and long-established Creative Skills initiative.
Creative Kernow runs a number of projects in Cornwall apart from Creative Skills, with the key ones being Krowji, the creative workspace cluster in Redruth; the Carn to Cove rural touring scheme; the Cornwall 365 cultural tourism project and the FEAST community arts programme. The organisation is a charitable company limited by guarantee.
Cultivator partner organisations are Cornwall College, Real Ideas Organisation (RIO), Business West, the Cornwall Museums Partnership (CMP) and Plymouth University.
The project delivers creative specific Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG); mentoring; sector relevant training; a co-investment grants programme; internships and other activities with SMEs that enable students, graduates and non-graduates to gain industry relevant experience and skills. It works alongside the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly (C&IoS) Growth Hub and generic business support provision to deliver bespoke and highly specialist coaching, mentoring and targeted investment needed to build capacity and maximise the growth potential of the creative industries.
This is now the midpoint of the Cultivator project, which currently has an end date of September 2019. From the experience gained during the first year of working with the museum clients, a need has been identified for a Creative Business and Marketing Advisor to provide dedicated to support to the museums and public galleries across all aspects of business support, but with a specific focus on marketing.
There are five Creative Business Advisors at the heart of the project, each with a dedicated specialist area and as a team working across the whole of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
The role of the Museums and Public Galleries Creative Business and Marketing Advisor will be to:
This job description is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will also be required to carry out any other duties which may reasonably be required of you in accordance with the needs of the project. You will also be required to be flexible and adaptable with respect to your role.
Please note that only candidates who can demonstrate that they can meet all the essential criteria will be shortlisted.
The Creative Business and Marketing Advisor reports to the Project Manager and Cultivator Director
Key conditions of work
Permanent contract (please note that the funding for this project is expected to run until the end of September 2019)
£31,500 pro rata (£18,900 on 0.6 FTE basis)
Creative Kernow will automatically enrol you into The People’s Pension on 1st November 2016 if, on that date, you are: aged at least 22 but you are under State Pension age earning more that £10,000 a year (£833 per month).
If you don’t meet these criteria on 1st November but you do meet them at a later date, we will automatically enrol you into the scheme then.
If you are eligible to join, Creative Kernow will contribute 1% of your salary until 30th September 2017, 2% for the next 12 months and 3% from 1st October 2018. More details about the scheme are available on request.
Holidays 4 weeks a year rising to 5 weeks over 5 years plus bank holidays (pro rata)
Hours 22.5 hours per week
There is some degree of flexitime, but the post-holder will normally be required to work 5 days per week from 10am – 4pm as core hours. From time to time staff will be required to work unsociable hours. A TOIL system operates rather than payment of overtime, this is negotiable with the Project Manager.
Place of work
The Cultivator office at Krowji, West Park, Redruth TR15 3AJ. The role will involve attendance at meetings or events elsewhere.
Probationary period There will be a four month probationary period
Equality and Diversity
Creative Kernow is committed to equality of opportunity in employment practices and the provision of services and expects that its policy will be supported by everyone in the organisation.
In line with our Flexible Working Policy, this post is open for applicants who wish to apply as a job-share partnership. Both candidates should complete an application form and state that they wish to be considered together.
For an informal discussion about the post, please feel free to call Jane Sutherland at the office on 01209 313200.
Please contact Cultivator for the application which will need to be returned by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 noon on Wednesday 6th June 2018.
STARS & STONES: Sound & Film Jams
FREE site-specific artist development days
Produced by Mayes Creative, delivered in partnership with Cultivator and supported by the European Regional Development Fund, Arts Council England, Cornwall Council, Heritage Lottery Fund and FEAST Cornwall
Wednesday May 2nd, Thursday May 3rd & Friday May 4th 2018
Penwith Stone Circles, West Cornwall
Free, booking required with £10 deposit repaid on attendance & receipt of feedback
FREE site-specific artist CPD at its most interesting, working with sound and film practitioners in the beautiful settings of Penwith stone circles The Merry Maidens, Nine Maidens and Boscawen Un. Sign up for a half day or a full day session with us on the Weds 2nd or Thurs 3rd May, then join us for our shared editing day at Land’s End YHA, Cot Valley, St Just on Friday 4th May. You’ll get a chance to work alongside Paper Cinema’s Chris Reed from Bristol, recording environmental sound, with Cornish practitioner Robin Tyndale-Biscoe undertaking sonic testing of ancient sites, and with US practitioner Robert Schaller of handmadefilm.org in Colorado on site-specific analogue filming and hand processing using friendly chemicals. An open editing day follows at Land’s End YHA where we can process & look at what we have created.
All locations/meeting points are weather dependent so please book and we will inform participants of any changes.
Wednesday May 2nd – 10am – 1pm Merry Maidens / 2pm-5pm Nine Maidens
Thursday May 3rd – 10am – 1pm Merry Maidens / 2pm-5pm Boscawen Un
Friday May 4th – 10am – 4pm Lands End YHA for editing day (no sign up needed) and wet weather contingency for 2nd/3rd May
Cost: Offered FREE thanks to Cultivator, Heritage Lottery Fund & FEAST, £10 fully refundable booking fee
Bookings & full info: www.mayescreative.com
Image: Ancient Light by Mel King
LAND & SEA: Land’s End Film & Photography Workshops
with USA Wilderness Filmmaker Robert Schaller
Saturday May 5th – Monday May 7th 2018, Land’s End, Cornwall
Single workshops: £60 full, £40 half day
3 day residency: Early Bird individual £145, company/institution £215
OR individual £180, institution £270 (Includes all materials: reversal film/chemistry; bring your favourite 16mm/8mm film camera or share ours by request)
Join us for three days of special creative filmmaking workshops with visiting Colorado artist-filmmaker Robert Schaller, responding to the dark skies, bright stars, neolithic sites and archaeoastronomical landscapes of West Penwith! The three days of exciting workshops cover a wealth of film making principles that can be taken as a whole or booked day by day. In between we will be experimenting with low light filming techniques under our wonderful Penwith Dark Skies! Come and work with artist tutors to explore and get creative with shooting analogue film and hand processing in the wild!
We are offering:
BEGINNERS BOLEX 16mm pathway Saturday 5th May and/or Sunday 6th May
Both days start with an off-site filming session (Saturday, coastal filming at Porth Nanven, Sunday at Lizard Lighthouse) and then back to Land’s End YHA to process our work using kitchen-friendly caffenol. On Sunday we will join the reversal processing session (below). You will come away with all the basics on buying film and how to set up your own home processing centre.
MAKE YOUR OWN FILM EMULSION! Saturday 5th May (£60 full day, £40 half day 2-5/6pm)
Join our off-site filming session (see Bolex pathway above) returning in the afternoon for a technical session at Land’s End YHA. In the afternoon, Robert will be sharing his experience and leading a session of experimentation with handmade emulsion. Available as part of our ‘Film Weekender’ or book in for day/afternoon on Saturday 5th May.
EVENING SHARING SESSION (free but please let us know you’re coming) Land’s End YHA Saturday 5th May
Bring film and photographic work to share! Led by Robert Schaller
KITCHEN-FRIENDLY HOME REVERSAL PROCESSING Sunday 6th May (£60 full day, £40 half day 2-5/6pm)
Join our off-site filming session (see Bolex pathway above) returning in the afternoon for a kitchen processing session! Film artists Joanna Mayes and Robert Schaller share their interest in kitchen-friendly chemicals; reversal processing with caffenol (coffee, vitamin C, washing soda and salt) and peracetic acid reversal processing techniques, a new process that removes the need for harsh reversal bleaches.
WILDERNESS FILMAKING AND PROCESSING Monday 7th May
Robert Schaller has been leading wilderness filmmaking camps in the USA for many years. We will be heading out to Tregeseal Stone Circle on Penwith Moors, considering ways of working with landscape, directionality and navigation. Robert will bring his portable darkroom and we will have a chance to bucket process our film out on the moors!
Email email@example.com for details of shared accomm at YHA Land’s End
Dark Skies: Bright Stars from Mayes Creative is supported by Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England and FEAST Cornwall.
Ideas from the Attic…a look back on all that happened.
A festival of ideas, where they come from and how they are developed, inspired by director, designer, theatre maker, visionary and artistic director of Wildworks, Bill Mitchell, took place in April. The impact and development it had on many peoples thoughts, minds and creative practices is immeasurable.
Enjoy the photos and feedback that follows.
– Just the most inspirational event I have had the pleasure of attending. Process, objects, ideas, talking, sharing and moving too.
– Amazing opportunity to think outside the box (no pun intended!). It made my brain fizz in a way it hasn’t for quite a while.
– I’ve been hugely inspired by the substance and the spirit of this whole weekend, the generous – but firm! – encouragement to play with objects, ideas, images and words to draw out stories and find connections. Thank you!
– Really exciting weekend. Taking writing off the page and making it a multimedia process. It gave me new creative processes for my writing.
– So glad I came. So many resonances in Bill’s remarkable work – and so many interesting and affirming conversations with like-minded folk. Thank you. I wish I had known him
Many thanks to Photographer Neal Megaw for the festival photos.
These residencies will follow in the footsteps of such writers/poets as Alyson Hallett, Isobel Galleymore, Karen Hayes and, most recently, Cahal Dallat who was resident in 2017.
The two residencies, each of 3 months duration, are for writers interested in literary links to Charles Causley and Cornwall, as part of our larger, two year, project called “Fuelling the Flame”. This project is grant aided by Arts Council England with significant support from Cornwall Council, Launceston Town Council and Plymouth University. Literature Works (SW) are also a major supporter and will have special involvement in the residencies part of the project.
“Fuelling the Flame” runs for two years from February 2018 and, in addition to residencies, will support a wide range of events and activities to promote Causley’s legacy and engage with the local and wider community. The Trust is about to appoint a new Programme Director (and Assistant) and he/she will be the “line-manager” for the writers in residence. There will be four residencies over the two year project and this advert seeks to appoint the first two in 2018.
The residents will run and participate in a series of workshops and events coordinated by the Trust, whilst retaining most of their time free for their creative work. Some engagement with schools, colleges and universities can be expected. There is scope to accommodate the partners of residents at Cyprus Well subject to discussion with the Trust.
Penwith Creative Writing Competition For Young People: Call for submissions
Deadline: Sat 31 Mar 2018
As part of Morrab Library’s 200th anniversary celebrations this year, they’ve organised a writing competition for younger people and students.
This year, as well as celebrating their history, they’re looking toward the library’s future – this inevitably leads to thinking about younger people and the local community.
The age range for the competition is 16-21 years and the theme is ‘Land’s end – a piece of creative writing reflecting contemporary life in Cornwall’. It is open to submissions of poetry, prose, fiction and non-fiction – with a word limit of 750, but no minimum.
There will be cash prizes with 1st, 2nd, 3rd – £100, £75, £50 and a year’s library membership for each winner.
The judges are local writers, Katrina Naomi, Des Hannigan & Linda Cleary (between them they’ve a wide range of experience – from travel writing to short stories and poetry).
How to apply:
Submissions marked ‘Morrab writing competition’ should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to Morrab Library, Morrab Gardens, Penzance, TR18 4DA.
Closing deadline: 31 March 2018