Creative Heritage: Pilot Activities

Creative Heritage Commissions: Pilot Activities

During the development phase of our Heritage Lottery Fund project, we have been exploring different ways of engaging with audiences. 11 creative commissions have been undertaken, to explore the project themes of People, Power and Place. Over the past six months, Hall For Cornwall has worked with the following artists and organisations to develop and test a programme of participatory events and activities. Our creative team included working in collaboration with:

Claire Ingleheart
Nat McGrath
Drama Express
Lois Taylor, Gemma Kempthorne, Sarah Fairhall
Richard Healy and Kim Moses
Simon Harvey
Amanda Harris, Bert Biscoe, Keith Sparrow
Sarah Waller, Simon Birch, Grace Clayton
Tom Harding

With diverse outcomes from these activities, (from song and dance, to writing and directing workshops) our creative commissions have produced lots of exciting ways of engaging with people. 

One of these commisions was in partnership with Storylines, who worked with individuals to record, document and reimagine their stories about Hall For Cornwall when it was City Hall. Together, we learnt about John MacCoughlan's story, a local community member who spent years working in the building as the maintenance officer. We loved his memories of Truro Fatstock Show, which used to be held in City Hall, so Storylines have created this short film as a digital story...