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Community

Our community projects in Cornwall work with hard to reach groups who face social, cultural or economic exclusion from the richness of media culture with a focus on improving the health and wellbeing of communities.

Community Stories Cornwall documenting stories of ordinary people living through extraordinary times!

Community Stories Cornwall is an oral history and visual project documenting the lives of Cornish communities during the pandemic.  Starting in the first lockdown this exhibition celebrates the incredible diversity of people experiences that can be found behind every door and on every street. By contributing to this shared history of the pandemic the project shows a different side to community life here in Cornwall creating important audio and visual records for future generations.

By contributing to this shared history of the pandemic, we hope to bring the community closer together and discover the incredible diversity of experiences and perspectives that can be found behind every door on every street.

We asked St Thomas Street in Penryn, a mixture of residential, social, private and multiple housing to contribute their stories and their thoughts on the theme ‘together’ during this time, selecting strong and diverse voices, each showing a different side to community life here in Cornwall.

 

We are celebrating the inclusion of Community Stories Cornwall into the Archives and Cornish Studies Service collections at Kresen Kernow, Cornwall Centre. Home to the world's largest collection of documents, books, maps and photographs related to Cornwall's history.

Documenting stories of ordinary people living through extraordinary times!

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We are celebrating the inclusion of Community Stories Cornwall into the Archives and Cornish Studies Service collections at Kressen Kernow, Cornwall Centre is home to the world's largest collection of documents, books, maps and photographs related to Cornwall's history. Come and listen to our community experience of living through these extraordinary times. 

The exhibition is free and runs from Saturday 19th - 23rd February. Open Tuesday-Thursday and Saturdays, 9:30-4:00pm.

 

Contact for more details:

Kresen Kernow, Little Vauxhall, Redruth TR15 1AS. 01209 614430

kresenkernow@cornwall.gov.uk

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Animate Helston

In partnership with The Museum of Cornish Life and Falmouth University, we have collaborated since 2019 on an annual week-long celebration of animation during the February half-term.

Falmouth University, Spider Eye (a BAFTA-nominated Cornish Animation Company) and ourselves at Mor Media have shared a wide variety of animated films on our own and the Museum of Cornish Life's YouTube pages and sites.

Animate Helston is a free exhibition designed to feature films by local young filmmakers.

Above are some of the 2021 selections.

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Ernest & Celestine (Ernest et Célestine)

Dir Benjamin Renner, Stéphane Aubier, Vincent Patar | FR, LUX, Belgium | 2012 | Cert U | 80 mins

 

In Paris, a cat who lives a secret life as a cat burglar's aide must come to the rescue of Zoe, the little girl he lives with after she falls into a gangster's clutches. A delightful comedy of an unlikely friendship between a bear, Ernest, and a young mouse named Celestine.

The Art of Animation

From scribble to screen this exhibition goes behind the scenes of animation production.

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Do you know what goes into the making of an animated film? It may be more than you think! This exhibition brings together never-before-seen work from the companies behind such films as The Gruffalo, The Tiger Who Came to Tea, Mr Bean, The Snail and the Whale and Shaun the Sheep. See the inner workings of the production process, get involved with our workshops and learn how to make your own animated film.

The free exhibition is staged in partnership with Falmouth University and runs from Saturday 29th January - Saturday 26th March. Open 10am-4:00pm.

Contact for more details:

The Moor, Municipal Buildings, Falmouth TR11 2RT 01326 313863

info@falmouthartgallery.com

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