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.
Full Circle: Exciting creative workshops - last chance to book!
We are pleased to announce that tickets for our Creative Heritage Immersion Weekend; Dance, Voice and Film in September have just gone on sale! This weekend offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in an amazing landscape - high up on Bodmin Moor and by The Hurlers stone circles – using it as inspiration for your creative practice. Our funding from Heritage Lottery Fund and Feast means that we are able to offer these workshops at a more affordable price. A unique opportunity, not to be missed! Please spread the word so that everyone who would like to has the chance to participate.
Full Circle: Analogue film workshops with Robert Schaller
We are very excited to let you know that we will be hosting Robert Schaller (http://www.handmadefilm.org) who will be leading heritage immersion workshops for filmmakers on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall, UK. We are offering two one day workshops: Friday 22nd Sept: Wilderness Filmmaking: Tips and Tricks (focusing on portable filming, processing and screening) Sept and Framing the Prehistoric on Sat 23rd Sept. These can be taken separately or together and the second one day can also be taken as part of the Full Circle: heritage immersion weekend. See our workshop and events section for bookings and details. Our 8 day immersion experience has now been moved to early May 2018; please contact us 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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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.