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Bring the kids

We want everyone to be able to take part in art. The workshops listed below are great for children, as is our Mermaid Day on October 2nd.

Saturday 25th September

Ocean’s Leven Coastal Workshop, 10.30am – 12.30pm

Explore Porthleven’s rocky reef, half tackle ocean pollution and get creative with beach art and games. Protect your coastline, learn secrets of the rocky shore, discover wild foods and cooking and unleash your wild side with Cornish Sea School.

Booking essential at: facebook.com/cornishseaschool or email cornishseaschool@gmail.com

Cost: £5 per child.

Age up to 12 years (children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult).

Abstract harbour forms workshop for ages 12+, Shipyard Market

Inspired by the Peter Lanyon painting of Porthleven hanging in the Tate St Ives, participants can explore the harbour, observing and sketching shapes before developing them into abstract compositions using collage and mark making with local artist Linda Matthews. 

Costs £5 

Book at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/170172664019

The Atlantic Inn Mural, 2pm – 4pm

Meet and chat to local artists Emma Short and Tascha MacEwan as they work on the art mural wall outside The Atlantic Inn. True community art in action! Maybe grab a drink or a bite to eat too…

Festival hair garland workshop, 3pm – 4.30pm, Shipyard Market

Make a Festival headband using reclaimed and recycled craft materials including ribbons, buttons and silk and paper flowers. Booking advised

Sunday 26th September 

Contact at the Café, 12pm – 12.30pm

Pop over to the new Origin Roastery Cafe at the new development on Treysa Place to experience a celebration dance of human contact. After a vast absence of contact in our lives due to Covid-19, dance artist Stephanie Martin shares with you the art of contact improvisation: a dance form which invites us to cherish and celebrate more intimate moments together.

Tote bag design workshop, 1pm – 2.30pm, Shipyard Market

Design and decorate your own tote bag using fabric pens with help from printer Luci Ward of Hand and Palm. Inspired by re-using to be kind, walk away with a unique tote bag that you can use proudly again and again.  Costs £10.

Booking advised at handandpalm.co.uk/workshops 

The Atlantic Inn Mural, 2pm – 4pm

Meet and chat to local artists Emma Short and Tascha MacEwan as they work on the art mural wall outside The Atlantic Inn. True community art in action! Maybe grab a drink or a bite to eat too…

Wednesday 29th September

Abstraction from drawing for children (8yrs – 14yrs), 4.30pm – 6pm, Shipyard Market

There’s no right or wrong way of doing art! This workshop is a fun way of exploring ways of creating abstract art through observation and mark making using charcoal and paint with artist Clare Jackson-Mee. Clare is a local artist seen weekly on Porthleven market and exhibiting annually in the Old Lifeboat House. Get away from drawing things realistically and learn how to record observations with freedom and then how to develop the work with paint.

Weather permitting, the workshop will run out on the harbour head but if the weather is too wet or windy, the same process will be explored indoors with the artist’s source materials. Materials will be provided but an apron or old clothes are advisable.

Costs £5

Book at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/171230804947

Thursday 30th September

Purpose 3D present digital 3D historical Cornish clothing, 11am – 4pm

Follow the QR code treasure hunt from the harbour to the Atlantic Inn, taking in various items of Cornish clothing as you stroll up the hill. Visi- tors to the exhibition can:

– View a collection of 100+ models taken from Cornish Museums, including some interactive screens to explore the world of digital 3D models — Experience a live capture rig, capturing some traditional Cornish costume and storing it to the collection.

– Bring along your own historic and significant clothing and consult the experts who will offer a professional eye and detail in an “Antiques Roadshow” style, with professional images taken for you to keep. FREE

(ALSO SHOWING ON FRIDAY 1ST AND SATURDAY 2ND OCTOBER, 11am – 4pm)

Saturday 2nd October

Writing about the sea workshop for ages 11+, 11am, Shipyard Market

Join author Elspeth Stephenson for a practical creative writing workshop that draws on the envi-ronment, the sea and mythology. This hour and a half-long workshop includes exercise to jump-start your creativity using found objects and the opportunity to write and receive feedback on a piece of short, flash fiction. FREE 

Book at: www.eventbrite co.uk/e/170339889194

  • Random act of art – Swim hat parade, 2.45pm, Inner Harbour
  • Mermaid swim, 3pm, Inner Harbour 
  • Cask Shanty duo – midday and 5pm – Shipyard Market
  • Band – Smokey’s King Shufflers and Fish Barbecue, 7:30pm – The Crow’s Nest

Sunday 3rd October

Abstraction from drawing for Children (8yrs – 14yrs), 10am – 12pm, Shipyard Market

There’s no right or wrong way of doing art. Explore fun ways of creating abstract art through observation and mark-making with artist Clare Jackson-Mee. Materials will be provided but an apron or old clothes are advisable. 

Costs £5

Book at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/171230804947

Contact at the Café, 12pm – 12.30pm

Pop over to the new Origin Roastery Cafe at the new development on Treysa Place to experience  a celebration dance of human contact. After a vast absence of contact in our lives due to Covid-19, dance artist Stephanie Martin shares with you the art of contact improvisation: a dance form which invites us to cherish and celebrate more intimate moments together.

Skate Jam, 10am – 1.30pm, Porthleven Skate Park

Community skate jam with prizes. Categories include best trick, 12-16 jam, under 11s and 16+. Just turn up to participate. Spectators welcome.  FREE

THE URBAN PLAYGROUND TEAM, 2pm – 4pm, The Shipyard

The Urban Playground Team bring their distinctive performance-parkour language together with a vessel made of scaffold and a story told by a child to ask, in the face of rising sea levels, how we avoid having to choose who gets on the boat? Commissioned by the Time & Tide Bell organisation.

On the Strandline is performed by the Emergent Ensemble – a group of five early career performers brought together in the time of Covid to survive the industry lockdown.

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PAPER CRANE ORIGAMI WORKSHOPS AND COMMUNITY ART INSTALLATION 

With the help of festivalgoers, Cornish-based community Artist Silvia Causo-Garbutt will be creating a Porthleven community Paper Cranes of Hope installation. The aim is to make and hang 1000 paper origami cranes inside The Shipyard Market. In Japan the origami crane is a symbol of hope, healing and peace. Every day except Monday. Costs £2 per person to cover the costs of materials – you can make as many cranes as you like and take one home. 

WRECKERS’ STUDIO 

For the Festival, Porthleven artist Paul Williams has created a whole new installation in the garden of his studio on Loe Bar Road. Don’t miss this one folks, it’s a true artistic gem, Paul uses found objects and waste to create amazing art ad sculptures. Walk out past the clocktower and enjoy a meander along our beautiful coastline – you’ll eventually reach Wreckers on your left. 

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