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We are pleased to announce our latest project, Tea, Tin and Trading in a Cornish Fishing Village based in Mousehole funded through the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Young Roots programme. This project will work with the young people of Mousehole to explore and celebrate the rich history of trading in Cornwall. Working with local historians, photographers and artists, a wide variety of skills will be shared with the participants culminating in an exhibition and performance at Mousehole Sea, Salts and Sail festival in July 2018. All ages will be encouraged to share stories, recipes and a sense of place through the use of CreativiTEA sessions where people can swap tales over a cup of tea. The trading of tea, tin, saffron and pilchards will be highlighted as part of this project.

Focussing on the materials collected through these activities and with the volunteers from the Mousehole Archive Society, several workshops will be enabled to record and upload these heritage records for display at the recently opened Solomon Browne Memorial Hall.

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Penlee House Gallery and Museum staff and volunteers will support the youth group with the exploration of the records and artefacts held at the museum and develop research and presentation skills with the aim of preparing and putting on an exhibition at Penlee House in the summer of 2018.

The project is aimed at young people aged 13-19 who currently have very little resource or facilities in the village. This will provide them with a wide range of activities and skills training and establish regular sessions where they can express and share their ideas with the wider community. Based in the Solomon Browne Memorial Hall they will direct the content of many of the workshops and enable them to develop both creative and entrepreneurial skills.

The project was on launched on Friday 15th September with our first CreativiTEA party where residents and visitors shared their stories and memories of Mousehole, ably assisted by Sally and her tea table !

The programme of events will be published soon and for any further information please contact Kate Picknett at kate@wordvoyages.co.uk, 07917 675514

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