Creative Kernow, based at Krowji, is the umbrella organisation for the following nine 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

Immerse yourself in artistic investigations, interactive creative activities, craft workshops and technical demonstrations at the Fun Palace at Krowji, in Redruth, on Saturday 6th October 11am-3pm. The event is FREE and there is no need to book for these drop-in activities.

Fun Palaces 2018 is 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, Fun Palace at Krowji will host activities, workshops and demonstrations led by some of the artists and makers with studios at Krowji. Visitors of all ages and abilities will have the chance to interact with artists, learn techniques and try out hands-on activities (visitors under 16 should make sure they bring a responsible adult who won’t mind getting messy too!). The Melting Pot Cafe will be open during the event, serving tasty refreshments to feed visitors creativity!

Ten talented artists and makers will be sharing their skills, stories and creative secrets, including jeweller Nicola Bottono who’ll be showing visitors how to form metal and Melanie Johns & Fijke Middendorp who will be demonstrating techniques of printing without a press. If conditions are just right and visitors are really lucky, they may even catch a glimpse of acrobatic dance performers swinging from abseil lines on the Krowji walls.

Mixed media artists Vicki Aimers & Marie Magor will be encouraging 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 can 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.