On Saturday 19 December St Michael’s Church re-opened for the first time, since closing in March, and shared with the community its new floor. During closure the museum worked with the church to celebrate the heritage of the Church and to undertake a range of arts based projects.
The exhibition gave an insight into the Church’s fascinating past and explored the human narratives it has witnessed, from wartime weddings to the burials of some of Helston’s most prominent figures. This display was curated by the museums our intern Rachel Haddy and you can join her on a exhibition tour.
Dancing Angel Lanterns
As part of the project, Tony Crosby (Artistic Director of City of Lights, Truro) was in residence with us and he created two Dancing Angel lanterns inspired by the stained glass windows in the Church. You can see Tony’s remarkable progress in these three films; one looking at Tony’s plans, the second explaining how to make a life-like structure and a final video reflecting on Tony’s creation before it moves to St Michael’s Church. Update 1, Update 2, Update 3.
Watch the angel’s magical journey from the Museum of Cornish Life to St Michael’s Church in this video by Neal Megaw Photography & Video.
Explore the trees in the Churchyard using this trail. Walk through the Graveyard spotting some of the wonderful treas that grow there. Download your own Tree trail and answer sheet here. Answers are also on the Church Noticeboard.