Creative Kernow, based at Krowji, is the umbrella organisation for the following projects. Together we support the production, promotion and distribution of work by creative practitioners in Cornwall because we believe in creativity's transformative power and want more people to benefit from it.

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Fun Palace at Krowji 2018

On Saturday 6th October 2018 11am-3pm visitors could immerse themselves in artistic investigations, interactive creative activities, craft workshops and technical demonstrations at the Fun Palace at Krowji, in Redruth. The event was FREE and there was no need to book for these drop-in activities.

Fun Palaces 2018 was a free, international celebration of community, bringing people together with arts, science, crafts and technology, taking place across the UK and globally, on the same weekend.

On Saturday 6th October 2018, Fun Palace at Krowji hosted activities, workshops and demonstrations led by some of the artists and makers with studios at Krowji. Visitors of all ages and abilities had the chance to interact with artists, learn techniques and try out hands-on activities (visitors under 16 had to make sure they brought a responsible adult who didn’t mind getting messy too!). The Melting Pot Cafe was open during the event, serving tasty refreshments to feed visitors creativity!

Ten talented artists and makers shared their skills, stories and creative secrets, including jeweller Nicola Bottono who showed visitors how to form metal and Melanie Johns & Fijke Middendorp who demonstrated techniques of printing without a press. Visitors were really lucky and even caught a glimpse of acrobatic dance performers swinging from abseil lines on the Krowji walls.

Mixed media artists Vicki Aimers & Marie Magor encouraged visitors to print onto fabric using inks and handmade stamps to create work inspired by the Tregellas Tapestries, Redruth’s hidden treasure, ahead of their relocation to Kresen Kernow.

Visitors could turn their hand to other materials and get stuck-in marbling with mixed media artist Lesley Plumridge, get hands-on with clay, making pinch pots with Sarah Cooling or experimenting with ceramicist Susy Ward and have some fun making ‘beancan puppets’ with artist Chris Nixon.

Fun Palaces create events that bring together arts and sciences – but above all PEOPLE – to work together, create together, have FUN together, and in doing so, build our own communities, from the grassroots up. The Fun Palace at Krowji has been supported by FEAST.

For more information visit the Fun Palaces website.