We are proudly celebrating our local landscape, environment and people through ‘Our Proud Roots’, a new project funded by Feast and Cornwall Community Foundation.

The project is a chance to explore and reflect on what makes our place and community special, through a new perspective on our changed world. It presents a new opportunity to re-discover nature and the wonderful effects it has on the body and soul.

We are inviting the community to take part in a programme of creative, hands-on family activities over the summer. You can join in from home, in your back garden, in your own front room or out in nature.

Your creative ideas will inspire a co-created arts performance by SpinDrift Dance Collective at Wheal Martyn on 19th September, as part of the Whitegold Festival of Clay. Book to see the performance and join the silent disco or watch it online. This will be a celebration of what makes our place and community special – sharing Our Proud Roots.

Gemma Martin, Education Officer at Wheal Martyn, said, “We are so pleased to have this financial backing at this difficult time as we try to serve our community during Covid-19 restrictions and concerns. This support really helps us to react to what our community has found supportive during this crisis. It seems that the benefits of getting out into nature and re-connecting to our local landscape has really helped people in lockdown. We wanted to celebrate this connection to our local landscape, and we hope that people will join us in building a very creative response to our beautiful area!”

To get involved, click here to download the Activity Pack and get creative, using the worksheets and videos to guide you. Once you have completed an activity, submit your ideas to [email protected] with a short explanation of what inspired your creation and what you are proud of in your local area.

We are delighted to have been awarded funding from FEAST and Cornwall Community Foundation for this engagement project. FEAST is a programme to make great art happen across Cornwall. FEAST harnesses the talents and energy of Cornwall’s artists and communities, generating new opportunities for everyone to enjoy the arts. The focus is on bringing people together to share experiences as audiences or participants, and on animating local celebrations and cultural life.

Investment for FEAST comes from Arts Council England and Cornwall Council. The programme is managed by Creative Kernow.