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Mummers troupe in North Cornwall
We are looking to form a new Mummers troupe in North Cornwall. All sorts of help needed; performers, musicians, dancers, stagehands, costume designers, props etc are required.
Please contact us first by email if you are interested.
Pentel Aquash Water Brush Pens are versatile nylon-tipped brush pens from Pentel which allowsyou to fill the barrel with any water-soluble medium (water-soluble inks, watercolours or gouache) to use for lettering or painting.
Alternatively, you can just use plain old water, and pick up watercolour or gouache colour from your palette to create great wash effects.
You can control the density of colour by squeezing on the barrel of the Pentel brush pen to make the brush wetter or drier.It's also an ideal companion for the watercolour pencil artist. Using a water filled barrel you can create imaginative blends and washes with your watercolour pencils.
They really are great fun.
Save Redwing Arts and Community Hub
The group are aiming to raise £20,000 by 3rd March 2017. We have already reached our target of £20,000 and are now aiming for our stretch target of £140,000 to secure a fit-for-purpose long-term base for Redwing to continue. Without this base, artists excluded by the mainstream art world will have nowhere to show their work and cash-strapped individuals and groups would have nowhere to meet. There is no comparable venue in our community with Redwing's inclusiveness and diversity.
Redwing has been based in an empty shop in Penzance town centre since 2013. A tremendous amount of time and effort and the input of many people has transformed an empty, neglected shell into a vibrant and welcoming community hub.
We need your help to retain Redwing project space for the local community in Penzance. There really is no other place with the diversity of Redwing in our community.
For more information visit their Crowdfunder campain page www.crowdfunder.co.uk/redwing/
The 2017 Minack Season
Don't forget to check out the programmed for the 2017 at the Minack this year.
The new season kicks off with The Caucasian Chalk Circle, a masterpiece of 20th century drama by Bertolt Brecht, presented by Cornwall Youth Theatre performance on March 29 at 7.30pm.
There is a day by day lsit of performances on their web site plus details of their hugely popular morning storytelling events. There may be more music and theatre events taking place during the Spring months, these will be added to the list when confirmed.
The Box Office opened at the end of January and details of all listings can be found on the Minack website.
New book,Â 'Pen and Ink Drawing: A Simple Guide, by Alphonso Dunn, covers the essential aspects of pen and ink drawing and more.
It explores basic materials and instruments; fundamental properties of strokes and pen control; key elements of shading; and indispensable techniques for creating vibrant textures.
As a bonus, a chapter is devoted to what the author refers to as, the secret Line of Balance. This book is not just written to instruct but also to intrigue and inspire enthusiasts of pen and ink drawing.
You can also see the authors YouTube video tutorials on his YouTube channel.
Tate St Ives New Artistic Director
Starting in spring 2017, Anne Barlow joins Tate St Ives at an exciting time, as the gallery reopens after an 18 month closure. The project, when completed in autumn 2017, will create more space to show art and new spaces for events and activities, transforming how Tate St Ives operates as a gallery.
Anne is currently Director of Art in General, New York. In a wide ranging career, she has worked for the New Museum, New York, and Glasgow Museums as well as curating a number of independent projects, and participating in numerous panels and arts juries in the US and internationally.
For more information visit the Tate St Ives Gallery web site.
Free entry to Penlee Gallery for local residents
A new scheme at Penlee House Gallery and Museum will extend free entry from Saturdays to throughout the week for local residents. The highly acclaimed gallery, which is owned and operated by Penzance Town Council, was nominated as the sixth best ‘hidden treasure’ in a national Sunday newspaper poll and has a world famous collection of paintings by the Newlyn School artists.
The Penzance Pass scheme is aimed at residents of Penzance, Newlyn and Mousehole who already support the running of the gallery through payment of the local precept. Anyone living within this area can collect their free Penzance Pass card from Penlee House Gallery and Museum or the Town Clerk’s Offices on Alverton Street, providing they bring proof of their address with them.
Director of Penlee Louise Connell says, ‘The galleries get very crowded on Saturdays, so this scheme gives local people the chance to visit for free during the week when it’s quieter, or just pop in for short visits whenever they like. We are hoping to see many more local people of all ages visiting Penlee as a result of the launch of the Penzance Pass.’
The standard entry price for visitors not qualifying for a Penzance Pass is £4.50 or £3.00 concessions, including 60 plus. Children under 18 are free. Please note that Saturdays will no longer offer free admission for non-local residents. Visitors from outside the local area can still gain free admission if they join the Friends of Penlee House for an annual membership fee of £14 a year, or for £21 for two people living at the same address.
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Lizard Art Spring Art Fair
Lizard Art are holding their annual Spring Art Fair from 5th March - 26th March at The Stable Yard Gallery, Trelowarren near Helston.
Artists from across Cornwall join with members for an exciting and varied exhibition showcasing some of the best art in the county.
As well as the 15 members of the Co-operative, we have invited entries from other artists throughout Cornwall. We received applications from 86 artists and 39 of these have been selected to show their work.
Open daily from 11am - 4pm
Visit our web site at www.lizardart.co.uk
"No Label" Photographic Competition
Our "No Label" Photographic Competition in an 'open theme' photo competition in which pretty much "anything goes" - aerial, architecture, black and white, cityscapes, conceptual, creative, fine art, film, landscape, macro, close-up, nature, portrait, seascapes, urban, street, sports, travel, underwater and many more - take your pic.
The contest is hosted by the Alverton Gallery, Penzance and, in addition to cash prizes and certificates for the top three winning entries, the best ten images will be printed, framed and mounted at no cost to the photographer and displayed within the Alverton Gallery's exhibition space for a period of thirty days.
Any photo taken within the past two years will qualify, subject to a small number of exceptions as set out in our full contest rules.
Please email your submissions to PenzanceSubmissions@gmail.com
Visit the Alverton Gallery Facebook page, we wish you the best of luck and hope to see your work in the gallery.
Art Studio/Office for Rent
The Cornish Craft House is located on the Woods Browning Industrial Estate in Bodmin and has a studio/office available to rent.
The Upper Studio/Office is approximately 14ft by 10ft and has great lighting with two large windows overlooking the back of the property and window looking down into the main area inside the Cornish Craft House.
This is a great opportunity for someone in the creative sector that is also looking for space to undertake workshops or training.
£220 per month, the cost includes: Heating, lighting, business rates and basic amenities.
Easy in – easy out tenancies.
Access 7 days a week.
On site car parking.
Access to workshop/meeting room facilities in main hall.
Access to communal Kitchenette.
(Fully furnished if required)
How To Start a Creative Business is a user-friendly and attractive guide shows creative people how to turn their hobbies into sustainable lifestyle businesses.
Based on a unique 10-question formula, the book provides comprehensive start-up business advice.
The jargon-free information is brought to life with real-life case studies from a range of creative start-ups and online resources that help you to develop your own business goals and plans.
DYING BREED crowdunding success
DYING BREED is a feature length documentary which was looking for crown funded monies to complete the project.
Well we did it! On 1st Feb 2017 we successfully raised £1,260 with 23 supporters in 56 days.
The film is all but complete but still requires two more essential processes: a final sound mix and a picture grade, to make it suitable for cinema distribution. To date the film has been entirely self-funded, but top quality sound mixing and picture grading are expensive. The money raised via Crowdfunding will pay for that mixing and grading, and help preserve for posterity a first rate filmic record of a part of Cornwall's heritage, at one time taken for granted, now under severe threat.
To find out more about this project and to hel fund it visit the Dying Breed Crowdfunder web page.
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