Friday 12 July (2pm, 4.30pm & 6.30pm) ‘We are Splendid’ performance by Open the Box Arts
We Are Splendid is an installation/ performance using film projection, visual art, text and movement to explore the light and dark of grief and loss. Come and join the Splendid Sisters at the inaugural service of the Secular Church of the Partially Unfurled. Performances are for small audience a of 12 people max and the performance will last for approx. 25 minuets (more if you at stay for tea and cake). Booking essential; via eventbrite
Saturday 20 July (2pm) Rebellious Sounds Archive Song Project – Songs inspired by real stories of women’s activism
The Rebellious Sounds Archive has commissioned three Songwriters, Jaime Lock, Lande Hekt and Louise Jordan to produce the lyrics for two songs each inspired by the stories of women’s activism in the archive. These six sets of lyrics will then be put into a song-cycle composition by a Composer, Claire Ingleheart and performed by The Ingleheart Singers and The Suitcase Singers led by Claire at a Rebellious Sounds Archive celebration event at the Museum.
Thursday 20 June – Saturday 20 July #GHY52 – The Artist behind the wire
Paula Bolton has been the Artist in Residence at Goonhilly Earth Station since 2014. In January 2018 she set herself a personal challenge to Tweet once a week for 52 weeks, producing a digital print at the end of each month visually documenting events. The presents her work within the history of Goonhilly and includes a slide show that reproduces the images of her prints which are currently hanging along the curved corridor at Goonhilly, emerging them from behind the wire into the public domain.
Saturday 22 June – Saturday 20 July Rebellious Sounds Archive
This Heritage Lottery Funded project created and undertaken by Dreadnought South West has created the ﬁrst community archive collection of oral histories about the activism of women in the South West. This project presented an opportunity to commemorate, consider, share the heritage of women, before it is lost forever, and the Representation of the People Act of 1918, to recognise how women’s suffrage has acted as inspiration for contemporary women’s activism. Stories include the setting up of a local Rape Crisis service, campaigning for greater recognition of Tourette’s Syndrome in adults, volunteering on a migrant relief ship in the Mediterranean, setting up a theatre company that promotes the visibility of BAME talent in the South West, to name a few examples. These stories are shared through this touring Listening Booth.
Step through the unassuming doors of The Museum of Cornish Life for a truly breath-taking surprise – the sheer size of the museum is completely unexpected.
This lovely old fashioned museum, housed in the town’s historic Market Buildings, is spread over five display halls on three floors, and the thousands of objects will keep you fascinated, entertained, and coming back for more!
The Museum of Cornish Life, Helston is managed by the Charity South Kerrier Heritage Trust, and our volunteers work hard to make sure your visit is the highlight of your holiday or day out. Entrance to the museum is FREE, but we encourage donations to keep this wonderful facility open. You can also support us by joining our Museum Supporters Group, which gives directly funds all aspects of the museum including collection care, displays, learning and our commitment to free entry for all.