The Story Republic – Summer 2018

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 Fireside Sessions – Weds 30 May + 15 Aug

Treloan Campsite,  Portscatho

Fal River Festival – Thurs 31 May, 7 – 9pm

Tresanton Chapel, Chapel Terrace, St Mawes 

The Great Estate Festival – Sat 2 + Sun 3 June

Scorrier House, Scorrier

Mazey Day – Sat 23 June

Golowan Festival, Penzance

Quay Day – Sun 24 June

Golowan Festival, Penzance

The Writers’ Block – Thurs 12 July, 7pm

Cornwall College, Pool

Port Eliot Festival – 26—29 July

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

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Speakeasy at The Great Estate

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 – betty.davies@keap.org.uk

 

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Ideas from the Attic… a look back

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.

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CPD for Drama and English Teachers

Cornwall College St Austell are really excited to be able to present this fantastic event. In conjunction with Miracle Theatre Company they have organised a continual professional development opportunity for teachers and practitioners. They hope that you will be able to join them, not only to be able to refresh your skills but also to allow you to connect more with others in the profession.

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Cardboard Citizens Theatre

A great opportunity to see some fantastic theatre and support St Petroc’s Society in their campaign to end street homelessness in Cornwall.

Acclaimed company Cardboard Citizens are bringing their theatre to Cornwall for the very first time, kicking off their tour of Cathy – see below for more information and a trailer.

The show is playing on 17th, 19th and 20th March at a different venue each night, so there will be somewhere near you! You can book tickets through CRBO or phone 01726 879500

Please spread the word about this  – and we hope to see you there!

Cardboard Citizens, Cathy

 

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North Cornwall Book Festival – Volunteers

The North Cornwall Book Festival 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 operations@ncornbookfest.org 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 www.ncornbookfest.org and www.endelienta.org.uk or by following us on Facebook or Twitter.

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A Greener Festival

Improve your knowledge of sustainability with our Online Training

 

Falmouth University are working in partnership with A Greener Festival to repeat our successful two-week on-line sustainable events management training course starting on 12th February 2018.

 

If you are an event organiser, an academic in the field of events management, are interested in becoming an Environmental Assessor for A Greener Festival, or you simply wish to know more about managing the environmental impact of events, then take a look at our training course.

 

Drawing on AGF’s considerable experience of assessing over 400 events around the world over the last decade the course is designed to take you through the key environmental aspects of running an event and incorporates the latest thinking and good practice. Topics covered include:

 

  • Legal Framework and Policy
  • Local Impacts and Risks
  • Sustainable Procurements
  • Travel & Transport
  • Event Power
  • Solid Waste & Recycling
  • Water usage, Waste Water and Sewerage
  • Behavior & Communication
  • AGF Assessment Familiarisation & Post Event Reporting

 

Here are some comments from previous participants:

 

I would highly recommend the A Greener Festival/Falmouth University online festival assessor training to anybody who is keen to develop their knowledge of environmental best practice for festivals and large events. The information is delivered clearly with plenty of support available from tutors. The opportunity to hear opinions and discuss ideas with peers via the online forums is invaluable.”

 

I really enjoyed this engaging and thought-provoking course and am looking forward to the next steps in my journey to become an AGF Assessor.”

 

“I really feel like I’ve benefited from partaking in this online course and I can’t wait to put it into practise.”

 

“A thorough and enlightening, fun experience”

 

To book please visit: http://flexible.falmouth.ac.uk/courses/a-greener-festival.htm

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