Mayes Creative engages the communities of Cornwall, Isles of Scilly and beyond in creative experiences to explore their world through heritage, science, technology and the environment. We want to discover new ways of thinking and doing that are fun and surprising, encouraging inspiration and broadening horizons.

ABOVE AND BELOW: COMMUNITY WALKS

Enjoy a relaxing guided walk with other members of your community and take the change to engage with Cornwall’s rich history and stunning natural sites. We will meet you and take you to the start of the walk via bus – all welcome.

Penwith Moors Heritage Walk

This walk takes place on the beautiful Penwith Moors on August 24, 2021, at 10am and will be led by Carolyn Kennett. We will meet in St Ives at the bus station. From St Ives, we take the 10am bus to the Eagle’s Nest where a three-mile walk will take place. There will also be the opportunity to stop for ice cream at the end of the day. £5 to join. Walk moderate and off road.

Dolcoath Creative Walk

Join us for a lovely river walk on August 26, 2021, at 10am.We will meet at Redruth train station. From Redruth, we will catch the bus to Tuckingmill and take a gentle walk along the Red River to Dolcoath mine. Alternatively, you can meet us at the Dolcoath parking area, the site of a historic mine. At Dolcoath, we will have a community picnic and art activity; perfect for families.

St Ives walk £5 to join and the bus fare will be included in this. Redruth free to join, bus fare included. Numbers limited, socially distanced.

“How To” with Mayes Creative

Our ‘How to’ guides aim to show you a fun way to get creative online using an array of handy resources. The easy-to-follow videos and written guides are brilliant for those who are new to using technology and a great way to get stuck in.
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Watching the sun:

Carolyn Kennett and Cheryl Straffon’s illustrated online talk, and Q&A, on the sun and Cornwall’s ancient monuments can be watched here. The pair discuss Watching the Sun – a booklet containing collection of solar-themed articles offering insights of the significance of the sun to Cornwall’s historical sites.

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AN INTERVIEW WITH WENDY WATSON

For our Creative Challenge interviews, Mayes Creative’s Morag Robertson spoke to Wendy Watson, who lives in St Ives. Wendy has been furloughed and took up more than one creative art during lockdown. Listen the the interview below.

Since we spoke to Wendy in Covid Lockdown #1, she has returned to work during a very busy summer in St Ives. She also tells Morag Robertson what else she has been doing and what she hopes for the new year. Hear what she has to say below.

Creative Challenge Cornwall

Creative Challenge Cornwall is a Mayes Creative initiative to promote lockdown creativity.

Mayes Creative is known for its extensive work in local communities and Creative Challenge Cornwall sought to deliver opportunities for those in Cornwall to explore, create, be inspired, and communicate. Check out the Creative Cornwall website where Mayes Creative featured challenges and ideas to get creative, whatever the shape of people’s isolation.

Creative Challenge Cornwall

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