Fundraising events for Hall for Cornwall had been held throughout the 1990s in order to raise enough money to fund the refurbishment project at City Hall. This flyer advertises the Music Theatre Kernow’s ‘An Evening to Remember’ event that was held at Truro School Chapel in February 1997. The event comprised of selections from opera, operetta and musicals and promised a few surprises along the way. Featuring in the performances were Lynette Carveth, Suzanne Manuell, Julian Jensen and Anthony Seddon.
Jack’s Cows was a public art project by Hall for Cornwall where life size cow sculptures appeared all over the county in the summer of 2009. The cows were available to sponsor at a cost of £1,000 and provided an advertisement oppurtunity for local businesses. The sponsors then chose an artist to decorate their cow before deciding on a design and an area to display it. Jack’s Udderly Fantastic Cow Finder then ran as an initiative for members of the public to follow a trail and view the cows at their various display locations.
Described as one of the greatest operas ever written, the Magic Flute is an opera in two acts by Mozart which follows the adventures of Prince Tamino and the bird-catcher Papageno on their quest to rescue Pamina. The opera ran at Hall for Cornwall between the 19th and 22nd of November 2003. The first newspaper cutting praises the first night of the performance as a ‘marvellous relaxation and pleasure.’ The second newspaper cutting is an advertisement for coach trips by Mounts Bay Coaches Penzance which also featured in the same publication of the West Britton. The article advertises a coach trip to see the Wizard of Oz pantomine at Hall for Cornwall on Sunday the 11th of January.
The Random Dance company was founded in 1993 by the multi award-winning British choreographer and director Wayne McGregor. In 2003, McGregor commissioned two other world-ranking choreographers, Rui Horta and Shobana Jeyasingh, to join the company and contribute to their newest production called ‘Polar Sequences’. The company then began touring Polar Sequences later in the year, with the show running at Hall for Cornwall from the 24th of November. This article gives an overview of the company, the show and the programme to provide oppurtunities for Cornish children to experience the arts.
Both situated in Victoria Square Truro, the advertisement boasts that Blewett’s bake the ‘best bread in town’ and that T. Mutton & Son’s provide ‘high class English meat.’ The design and tone of the promotions are typical of the advertisements which featured in theatre programmes at the time. They also showcase the design trends which characterised commerical promotions during the inter-war period.
This advertisement in the programme for the 1937 T.A.O.D.S production of Jolly Roger promotes three different Truro businesses, including a teacher of pianoforte, organ and theory, a men’s hairdressers and a building and contractors. These advertisements document the changes that have occured in shopping trends, advertising and ways of life since 1937.
This advertisement in the programme for the 1933 T.A.O.D.S production of The Count of Como promotes four different Truro businesses including two confectioners, a house decorators and an opticians. These advertisements document the changes that have occured in shopping trends, advertising and ways of life since 1933.
This advertisement in the programme for the 1936 T.A.O.D.S production of The Gondoliers promotes three different Truro businesses including a music stockist, a fruiterer and confectioner and a ‘coiffeuse’ which is a women’s hairdressers. These advertisements document the changes that have occured in shopping trends, advertising and ways of life since 1936.
An advertisement for Criddle and Smith Ltd within the programme for The Rebel Maid production at the County Theatre Truro. Situated within the new arcade on Nicholas Street, the advertisement for ‘The Furnishers of Cornwall’ desrcibes it as ‘the home of quality furniture’ and exhibits a photograph of the shop as it existed in 1929.
An advertisement for Furniss and Co Ltd within the programme for The Rebel Maid production at the County Theatre Truro. Founded in Truro in 1886, Furniss biscuit boxes soon became a standard feature in shops across Cornwall. Adorned with the royal coat of arms, the advertisement reads ‘original makers of the celebrated Cornish ginger bread.’