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‘St Michael’s Church: Love, Life and Loss’ 3 August – 18 December 2020
An exploration of the evolution of marriages, christenings and funerals throughout Helston’s history. The exhibition gives an insight into the Church’s fascinating past and explores the human narratives it has witnessed, from wartime weddings to the burials of some of Helston’s most prominent figures. Curated by our intern Rachel Haddy you can join her on a exhibition tour
September – Creating Dancing Angel Lanterns
Tony Crosby (Artistic Director of City of Lights, Truro) will be in residence with us during the autumn creating two Dancing Angel lanterns. In this filmed conversation Tony discusses his plans for the angels and how to work with willow to make lanterns. In this film Tony gives an update on progress and discusses techniques to create a human form with the correct proportion.
Once completed they will help celebrate the new floor at St Michael’s Church by echoing in 3D form the angels in the east window. The lanterns will live in the church but will come out into the community to take part in parades and events. This project is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
September – Take, Make & Create Paper Flowers
Pick up your resource pack from the museum, make your flower, then return it to us in the flower box at the museum. If you are looking for inspiration this film shows you how to make four different paper flowers. All the flowers are then being added to an arch for St Michael’s Church as part of the Firm Footings project. This project is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
September – ‘Helston Makes It’ 2020
This year we are embracing the digital realm to share with you skills, ideas and craft demonstrations. We may not physically be able to gather but we can still celebrate the many wonderful makers that live and work in this corner of Cornwall.
- 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
October – Fun Palaces 2020
Saturday 3rd October 11am – 2pm – Sketch Pack Event at St Michael’s Church,Helston
As part of the Firm Footings project with St Michael’s Church we will be giving out free sketch packs so you can make your own sketchbook and explore sketching outdoors inspired by the fabulous churchyard.
All are welcome to attend the Trusts AGM on Tuesday 27 October at 6.30pm. The meeting will include:
- Report from Chair of Trustees
- Treasurers Report/Account
- Directors Report
- Voting for Trustees
- Questions from those attending
If you would like to attend email email@example.com for the Zoom link.
November – Digital Collection Tours
Each Wednesday at 11.30am we will be restarting our digital collection tours. We will be looking at the railway, tea-treats, kitchens and farming. More details to follow.