Afternoon Talk: Beth Emily Richards

Image Credit: The Museum of Cornish Life

The Museum of Cornish Life, Market Pl, Cornwall TR13 8TH

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Tuesday 02 April 2019
2pm - 3pm
Booking recommended

Artist Beth Emily Richards has been commissioned to work with Museum of Cornish Life to create a performance which will take place at Goonhilly Village Green Gathering. Beth will discuss her research and work on the commission. She will be joined by the Museum’s Director, Annette MacTavish and folklorist, Steve Patterson, who will share specialist knowledge of the local heritage and customs that have inspired her.

2019 sees the second and final Goonhilly Village Greentake place. For one day only we will set up a temporary village green near The Drytree menhir, or standing stone, that marks the convergence of five parish boundaries. Goonhilly Village Green draws together the diverse range of people that use the site and layers of interest that make up its history; to meet, talk, learn and play, finding common ground on the common land of National Nature Reserve.

From February to April, a free programme of talks and workshops will be taking place across the Lizard and Helston area, culminating in The Gathering, a one day celebration on 18th May. This year, eight South West based artists have been commissioned to uncover the many layers of the Downs, touching on everything from ancient folklore, ecology and environment, means of communication, visual adventures and explorations of possible futures.

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