Celebration of Light and Clay


China clay mining has transformed St Austell’s landscape dramatically over time. Immerse yourself in our Cornish china clay heritage and explore this transformative effect as the Wheal Martyn clay pit, woodlands and trails undergo a very special transformation of their own.

Working in partnership with Greenwave Laser, we will be holding a three day event including stunning laser show performances projected onto the clay pit, and immersive light trails, leading into a Woodland Wonderland UV experience.

Clay lanterns and glow in the dark decorations made during the October half term workshops will be exhibited at the three day celebration in December – keep an eye out for yours!

Booking essential:

Please book through the CRBO booking website by clicking hereAlternatively, call CRBO on 01726 879500 or pop into the Tourist Offices in Truro, St Austell, Bodmin and Liskeard.

If you have a Cornwall Residents’ Pass, please call us on 01726 850362 to reserve your space for free.

Click below to learn more about these upcoming events.

We are very excited to be delivering these new events at Wheal Martyn, which are supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and from the Feast programme, which makes great art happen in Cornwall with investment from Arts Council England and Cornwall Council.


Celebration of Light and Clay Event

St Austell Torchlight Carnival