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CAST’s pop­u­lar pro­gramme of free artist-led cre­ative activ­i­ties returns this summer.

30/07/22 – 24/08/22
Saturday 30 July to Wednesday 24 August
CAST-Off on Saturdays in the walled garden at Penrose
CAST-Away on Wednesdays at different location on the Lizard
All welcome, just drop-in

CAST’s popular programme of free artist-led creative activities returns this summer, with CAST-Off sessions taking place on Saturdays from 30 July to 20 August in the walled garden at National Trust Penrose.

Sessions run from 10am to 12 noon and 2 to 4pm, with activities including pigment making, pinch pottery, wood construction, clay modelling, botanical exploration, wild weaving, cyanotype photography and nature-based printmaking.

In addition, for the first time, CAST is extending the programme out onto the Lizard peninsula. with a new series entitled CAST-Away, which will take place on Wednesdays from 3 to 24 August. The CAST team will lead creative activities at four different locations, responding to the character of each of these special places and to the opportunities each offers for invention and adventure. Our team will be joined by special guest artists and musicians to inspire imaginative making, movement and play.

Polurrian: 3rd August, 10am - 4pm
Gweek: 10th August, 12 - 6pm
Poltesco: 17th August, 10am - 4pm
Porthoustock: 24th August, 12 - 6pm

For more information about what is going on please check the CAST website or CASTCornwall facebook page.

Lucy Grant has designed special activity maps for both CAST-Off and CAST-Away, and you'll be able to pick these up from CAST from Tuesday from Saturday 23 July.

We won’t be put off by a bit of drizzle and hope you won’t either, but check on the day in case of extreme weather or last-minute changes.

CAST-Off and Away are made possible by the generous support of The National Lottery Community Fund, FEAST and the Garcia Family Foundation.
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