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 Palaces at Krowji

Fun Palace 2018

Fun Palaces at Krowji

Last year in October 2017 Krowji hosted it’s first Fun Palace as part of the nationwide Fun Palaces event, which runs on the first weekend of October every year. 17 artists and makers based at Krowji ran free workshops and activities ranging from jewellery making, printmaking and ceramics to bookmaking, sewing and ink marbling. The event was well received by the local community and Krowji decided to run the event again this year, on Saturday 6th October 2018.

Visitors were invited to immerse themselves 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 was FREE.

Fun Palaces 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 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 activitie. 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.

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 with ceramicist Susy Ward or 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.