MAYES CREATIVE produce creative engagement opportunities for Cornwall and Devon. In partnership with heritage, science and technology partners, our aim is to bring exciting events, activities and experiences to local communities, whilst continually seeking new ways to share inspiring ideas through creative collaboration.
Vital Spark - showing new work!
A exciting opportunity to see the fascinating new work coming out of this vibrant creative group - all inspired by the astronomy heritage of Cornwall!
Full Circle: A wonderful weekend
We had a wonderful weekend on Bodmin Moor with amazing dance and voice work by participants in our Dance and Voice workshops. Thanks to everyone for coming and getting involved!
Music For The Night Sky: community orchestra project
We are now moving on to our adventurous project working with Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra! Patrick Bailey will be leading a participatory project with Liskeard-based community orchestra Sounds Vital over the winter, leading up to an exciting performance opportunity in April 2018! See below for details.
Couch Adams printmaking at Launceston Museum
We are delighted to be working with Launceston Museum (Lawrence House) on a creative science heritage engagement project, as part of our Dark Skies: Bright Stars project. Four local junior schools have been learning about Launceston Local Hero John Couch Adams (co-discoverer of Neptune). The young people visited the museum to research Couch Adams and then put what they had learnt into some beautiful prints, working with Sophie Fordham our specialist printmaker. The children really enjoyed the process and created some beautiful prints! All funded by the Royal Society Local Heroes scheme, with a little help from Mayes Creative!
Meanwhile the museum have been writing a new booklet on the life and work of Couch Adams, which will be printed over the summer, using the children's prints as illustrations! Watch out for copies at Launceston Museum (Lawrence House) & Launceston Library...... We co-hosted a wonderful free printmaking workshop at the museum on Saturday 12th August (see our Dark Skies: Bright Stars project page for more details).
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Vital Spark: call for involvement
Dark Skies: Bright Stars Phase 2 Plans...
WE ARE ALWAYS TRYING TO LEARN MORE about the world we live in, through creative exploration. Our next phase moves into the exciting territory of deep space astronomy and Cosmic Rays....
Phase 2 sees a significant expansion of the project, involving Launceston Museum, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, more schools, community groups and local libraries in the area. ...more news here as we have it! We are seeking additional funding to bring in exciting new science and technology partners to extend the project into deep space exploration (contemporary astronomy), including a Raspberry Pi home-built cosmic ray detector! Exciting talks this week with Falmouth University Computing for Games Department abut how to visualise/work with our cosmic ray data in a virtual world.....
Love To Read, at Plymouth University
Love To Read: The Love To Read filmmaking project - created at Loop The Loop in Saltash on Love To Read weekend last November - was screened at Plymouth University last month. Five filmmakers were given 100ft of film to create work about their experience of being at Saltash Library, which was kept open on a Saturday afternoon specially for the project. The results were screened at the Future Imperfect Symposium at Plymouth University and will be screening at the libraries as part of our exhibition of project outcomes over the next few months.
Loop the Loop news….
We have just completed Loop the Loop in Saltash, Looe and Liskeard libraries. Wonderful creative outcomes, music film, graphic drawing and photography! We are currently planning our exhibition of outcomes at local libraries, along with those from the Branching Out project over the next few months. Info on the project so far at LoopCornwall.com
Headline image credit: Still from Day Trip to Looe, (Joanna Mayes 2016) made as part of Loop the Loop: Branching Out. Dancers Lois Taylor & Sarah Fairhill.