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 Palaces at Krowji


On Saturday 7th October 2023, members of the public of all ages and abilities had the chance to try their hand at creative activities, craft workshops and technical demonstrations led by Krowji tenants at the Krowji Fun Palace, Redruth.

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.

Krowji’s Fun Palace featured the opening event of CAMP’s  members show, this was held in our new contemporary arts space G12 Krowji from 2pm-4pm. We also had fantastic parkour performances and workshops from UPG and local young people. Queer Kernow joined us to ask the question ‘what would you put in a museum of LGBT Cornish history?’ using the medium of drawing and collage. As if that wasn’t enough fun, Krowji tenants and DJs Siobhan Purdy and Tim Hendy  hosted a 16+ years record evening in Stones Krowji. They provided the opportunity to learn how to DJ as well as play your own records.

During the event, many talented artists and creatives shared their skills, techniques, and passion for their craft, including jeweller Nicola Bottono who showed visitors how to form metal and Chris Nixon who made puppets using recycled materials!

Artist Sovay Berriman ran a workshop exploring her new project, MESKLA | Brewyon Drudh: Gwyrdh Glas – Liwyow a Gernow/Green Green – Colours of Cornwall in which participants were invited to create ‘rock’ sculptures that will form part of her October Flamm exhibition. There was also the opportunity to create sculptural objects with Claire Stockings-Baker of Krowji Children’s Workshops using recycled and natural materials. Illustrator Lucile Lith connected people to nature by inviting them to plant a seed in a compostable pot that was painted and decorated.

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 is supported by FEAST.

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Hannah Andrews

Krowji Administrator

[email protected]

01209 313200