We are delighted to invite you to join us on our Bodmin Creative Walks on Tuesday July 6, and Thursday, July 8 – places are limited, so please use the booking link below if you’d like to come! Thanks to IntoBodmin for making this possible!

We are also pleased to let you know that we have been given funding from Heritage Lottery Fund and Feast for our new project Above and Below, encouraging people to get out and enjoy summer walks and the story of wildlife and mining in Cornwall, brought together by our recreation at Rosevale Mine, Zennor, of the amazing Victorian gravity experiment which took place in Dolcoath mine.

Bodmin Town Creative Walk

Tuesday, July 6: 10am-noon and 1pm-3.30pm

Meet at Bodmin Old Library

FREE event, but booking essential

Have you ever fancied having a go at Super 8 filming, or sound recording on location? Taking the directions of the sun’s rising and setting as our starting points, we navigate our way through Bodmin looking for light and shade, working together to find interesting things to film and record. We may also collect wayside weeds to use in processing our film in the afternoon. Led by artists Joanna Mayes and Justin Wiggan.

Feel free to bring a camera or a notebook and enjoy our creative walk in that way if you prefer!

  • 10am – 12pm walking, filming, sound recording
  • 12pm-1pm lunch break
  • 1pm – 3pm learn how to hand process Super8 film using organic materials (coffee, local plants) and/or edit sound recordings. Masks required indoors and we will be social distancing.

Walk difficulty: easy stroll on flat ground

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The Hurlers – A Creative Walk under prehistoric skies

Thursday, July 8: 10am-noon

FREE event, but booking essential

A stroll through prehistory and the ancient landscape around The Hurlers with artists Joanna Mayes and Justin Wiggan, guided by archaeoastronomer Carolyn Kennett. Visiting the enigmatic triple stone circle, The Pipers standing stones and impressive Rillaton Barrow, the walk will consider the ancient landscape and how the prehistoric people connected with the solar cycle. Working in groups we will take turns to experience Super8 filmmaking, sound recording and specialist archaeoastronomy knowledge.

Feel free to bring a camera or a notebook and enjoy our creative walk in that way if you prefer!

Meet at Minion’s village green next to the shop and Cheesewring Hotel. The session will take you on a 2-mile foray around The Hurlers Stone Circles.

This is off track and may be a little muddy in places so wear appropriate footwear and come prepared for all weathers. Feel free to bring a packed lunch to enjoy with us afterwards at The Hurlers, weather dependent.

Walk difficulty: We will It will be at a gentle pace with plenty of time for creative exploration.

There are buses into the local village of St Cleer – the number 74 runs hourly from Liskeard and Callington. St Cleer is ¾ mile away from the start point.

Sharing the Creative Outcomes

The final work will be on show at the Old Library as part of IntoBodmin’s autumn celebrations of the local environment.

These creative walks are supported by Arts Council England

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