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Kressen Kernow

Documenting stories of ordinary people living through extraordinary times!

We are celebrating the inclusion of Community Stories Cornwall into the Archives and Cornish Studies Service collections at Kresen 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

Community Stories Cornwall

Online Talk

Tuesday 22 Feb 2022 3.00pm - 4.00pm

Clare Tavernor is an award winning documentary filmmaker for BBC Studios, her most recent work, Huey Morgan's 3-part Latin Music Adventure for BBC Four. In 2020 Clare helped to tell stories much closer to home document the experiences of communities across Cornwall during the Coronavirus crisis. This talk brings together the practioners involved in the making of Community Stories Cornwall, we will dicuss how to record and document a shared history of the pandemic and the incredible diversity of experiences and perspectives. The talk will be delivered on Zoom and joining information will be emailed through on the morning of the talk.

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Family Learning Session

Wednesday 23rd February,


Add your postcard to our ‘A Day in the Life…’ wall and become part of the exhibition!

Have you ever kept a diary? Would you like to? Drop into our family learning session for tips on how to start, read some famous diary extracts and have a go at writing a postcard from your own life. Add your postcard to our ‘A Day in the Life…’ wall and become part of the exhibition!

Photography As Diary Workshop

Saturday 26th February, 1pm-3pm

Join Annie Bungeroth for a hands on practical photography workshop exploring phtography as diary. Bring your camera (anything from a smartphone up to a DSLR). Annie is a photographer and filmmaker based in West Penwith. She specialises in overseas development and social issues but loves wandering around Cornwall with her camera. Annie is a very experienced trainer running photography workshops around the globe from community to university level. Check out

If you want to attend this workshop and don't think you qualify then please contact us at

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