Animations to Watch:
Pupils from Primary Schools in Helston made these animated stop-motion films, as part of ‘Helston Makes It!’, with the help of artist Amanda Lorens. Watch the films and create your own animated characters.
- St Michael’s – The Church on Helston’s Hill 2020 by St Michael’s Primary School telling the story of how the church was built
- ‘Museum of Change’ 2019 by Parc Eglos Schools imagines what museum objects would like to be.
- ‘Recyclemation for our Nation’ 2018 by Nansloe Academy considers the impact of pollution and importance of recycling.
Craft Demonstrations to Watch:
Each year our volunteers create a programme, ‘Helston Makes It’ to celebrate craft and makers. In these films some of the makers share their knowledge and skills.
- Carving with John Samworth and Rodger Gluyas from Cornwall Woodcarvers (who also are in a social bubble)
- Guitar making with Martin Douglas
- Quilting with Sara Price
- Whittling with John Samworth from Cornwall Woodcarvers
Collections to Discover:
Our collections pages feature a range of films exploring areas of the collection. Here are a few highlights:
- Learn about Helston’s famous inventor, Henry Trengrouse
- Find out about Helston’s ancient spring festival Flora Day
- Discover Bob Fitzsimmons the first fighter to hold the world boxing championship in three weight divisions