CAST and Groundwork



  • ‘Passage for Par’ by Rosemary Lee. Lee has been commissioned by Groundwork to create a unique performance work with local performers on Par Beach on the 22nd – 24th June at low tide –


  • ‘Bella, Maia and Nick (From nothing to something to something else, part 1)’ is again a newly commissioned art work by Manon de Boer. The artist worked with young musicians, filming them over a number of days at Porthmeor Studio in St Ives to reach a point where they become less aware of the camera’s presence recording their experiments with music as a group. film is showing until 8 July open Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays.


  • There will also be a new film installed at CAST in Helston – the Groundwork programme hub – is an accessible and moving work by international artist Francis Alÿs showing young people calling over the ruins of the town of Ani using bird callers to communicate with each other. This film is showing until 8 July and is open Tuesday to Sunday.


For information about Groundwork, and to join the mailing list, visit

Visit the CAST (the Cornubian Arts & Science Trust) website here:

Follow Groundwork on Twitter @groundworkart and on Instagram

Follow CAST on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram @CASTcornwall

Continue Reading

North Cornwall Book Festival – Volunteers

The North Cornwall Book Festival opens July 1st and its parent organisation Endelienta are run almost entirely by volunteers. We are looking for new people to join our friendly, welcoming team of organisers. If you would like to help us run our vibrant arts programme and hugely successful book festival, we would love to hear from you. We’ve listed below some of the areas where we need help. To know more, without any obligation, please contact on or talk to any committee member.

NCBF Website management
Populating the website with the new programme and all event and ticketing details.

Social Media (NCBF)
Setting up a facebook event for each book festival session, managing facebook & twitter and running ongoing social media publicity campaigns.

Publicity and marketing (NCBF and/or Endelienta)
Marketing and publicity to local, regional and national publications, radio, online publications, specialist interest groups, peer organisations and mailing lists.

Print production & distribution (NCBF)
Co-ordinating print production – preparing copy, liaising with designers and printers.
Overseeing distribution team for distribution of fliers, posters and brochures across the region.

Box Office (NCBF and/or Endelienta)
Managing / processing online bookings, e mail communications, box office phone bookings & enquiries. Helping operate box office at events.

Administration (NCBF)
Organising / booking authors’ accommodation and travel; invoicing & payment.
Liaising with publishers on publicity material, book cover images, free copies etc.

Volunteer co-ordination (NCBF)
Drawing up volunteer rotas  & liaison with volunteers in lead-up to festival, & overseeing during Festival.

Front of House / Concert co-ordination (Endelienta)
Supporting the FOH manager in all operational aspects of the concert programme

Site Crew (NCBF and/or Endelienta)
Assisting in the setting up and operation of the Festival site (marquees, furniture, signage, banners etc.)
Setting up for / clearing concerts. Car park supervision.

Fundraising (NCBF and/or Endelienta)
Researching and submitting applications to grant-giving trusts and bodies.
Developing sponsorship package and seeking sponsors.

Casual / seasonal (NCBF or Endelienta)
Endelienta Front of house evening staff, box office, stewarding, bar, car park.
NCBF volunteer teams – stewarding, driving, author support, bar, café, car park.

Find out more about us at and or by following us on Facebook or Twitter.

Continue Reading