Join Henrietta (Cultural Services Director) on an impromptu walk-through of the current exhibitions.
The 15 - 21 June 2020 is Refugee Week, a UK-wide festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees. Through a programme of arts, cultural and educational events alongside media and creative campaigns, Refugee Week brings about positive encounters between communities, helping them to connect and learn from each other, and promoting a culture of welcome. The Falmouth and Penryn community is already celebrating its own positive encounters as in December 2019 a refugee family from Syria was welcomed to the area with the support of Falmouth and Penryn Welcome Refugee Families. The family are settling in really
Falmouth Library is one of only 5 in the country that has been nominated to be a partner in the Living Libraries project run by Roehampton University. The aim of the project is to create an oral history archive on public libraries, with a particular focus on recent and ongoing changes in library provision. The interviews, public talks, installations and performances will then feed into a 15-20 minute audio documentary. Falmouth Library was nominated as it was the first of Cornwall’s Libraries to devolve to a Town Council in November 2016 and the project focuses on select
The Story Republic, featuring our very own Jo Lumber, would normally be out and about sharing stories, poems and songs at Cornish festivals and events. Alas, this isn't possible at the moment so instead they will be sharing four stories digitally. These are aimed at adults and a new story will be added every two weeks. Jo voices Mary 'Mouse Ears' Harvey in their latest story 'Lucy Wild Hair' or 'The Case of the Tarred Pillow' by Anna Maria Murphy, you can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IQth8938x8
This picture has been pinned on the wall in my ‘home’ office for the last fifteen years. If I am in a quandary about something, it reminds me to weigh up the pros and cons. It is the penultimate frame on page 45 of my copy of Tintin in Tibet. It shows Snowy (originally Milou in French) Tintin’s valiant sidekick, wrestling with his conscience as he carries an urgent SOS note but stumbles on a huge bone which he describes to himself as ‘a five-star model!’. Only seven frames before we have seen Tintin sprawled, helplessly unconscious, as a huge
Hector and the search for happiness’ is a sweet, thought provoking novel written by the French psychiatrist FrancoisLelord. The main character, Hector, is a psychiatrist who suddenly wakes up from the tedium of his extremely routinely life. He feels a fraud for counselling people who never seemed to get any happier and he starts questioning himself about what happiness really is. He decides to embark on a journey around the world in search of the true meaning of it. The book is a little gem with a pleasant and engaging style. It offers food for thoughts and interesting suggestions for
If you create an account with YouTube you will open a world of surprisingly informative and entertaining viewing channels, potentially catering to your own personal interests. I have a number of channel subscriptions ranging from Workshops in Craft technology, model building, creative design and painting, outdoor activities, cooking, and so on and so on. There’s a whole world of cultural diversities to be discovered. And one channel subscription I particularly enjoy is with Adam Savage, he is worth checking out. Adam is an intellectual creative Geek with catchy enthusiasm. He has evolved from a career in the world of movie prop making,
Falmouth Art Gallery and the Dracaena Centre Youth Project and Family Programme have delivered 82 art packs to young people aged 0-19 who may not have access to art materials at home. The packs were accompanied by a range of online and offline art activities developed by the gallery’s artist facilitators.
In this very peculiar moment of forced isolation, art can be an anchor that keeps us afloat, comforting and soothing. It is for me, at least. I spend a great part of my day in front of my laptop’s screen and I have put Sunghrie III by Wilhelmina Barns-Graham as my background on the screen desktop. It is my favourite piece in our collection. The Gallery is relatively small and people don’t always realise that the collection consists of thousands of pieces and they are all fully accessible online
Did you know that Falmouth has been a focal point for automata makers since the 1980s? Falmouth Art Gallery has a large collection of contemporary automata and visitors often comment how much they enjoy turning the handles of these mavellous machines. You can discover this entertaining artform, explore Falmouth's collection and learn why it is so important to Falmouth here: automata.falculture.org