Craft Fair and Live Music 26th June 2021, 10am – 4pm The Market House, St Austell Town Centre Free entry
The Market House will be hosting a craft fair with live music and singing and will be home to a number of public art displays especially for the Green and Whitegold Festival.
Following the success of previous years craft fairs and meet the maker events, the market house team can’t wait to welcome everyone back and open the doors to the community and visitors on a day full of activity and fun.
Brickfield at Green and Whitegold 24th – 26th June Brickfield, Blackpool Pit, Trewoon
For this year’s Green and Whitegold Festival the Brickfield community brickworks will be opening its site at Blackpool Pit to the general public, running drop in brickmaking workshops, firing their mini beehive kiln and taking participants on a walking tour of Blackpool Lake and up Watch Hill, one of the highest points in Cornwall. Come along and meet the team, make a brick, have a look at the prototype brick structures built by Falmouth University M.Architecture students and see the kiln firing.
Find out more about all the activities taking place between 24th and 26th June here.
Directions to the Brickfield Site, Imerys Blackpool Pit nr Trewoon, St Austell.
The Brickfield site is just off the A3058 between Trewoon and Lanjeth at Imerys’ old Blackpool Pit. PL26 7TG will get you in the right vicinity.
Turn off the A3058 when you see the big brown Brickfield signs at the main entrance to the pit. Drive up the road a few hundred metres and just before the right hand bend, turn left through the metal gates. Continue along the track until you see another gate and cars on your left. Enter the site through this gate, park in this upper area and walk down to the main site from there.
Kurt Jackson’s Clay Country Exhibition 17th May – 5th September 2021, 10am – 5pm Wheal Martyn Clayworks Access to the exhibition is free, as part of the normal museum admission fee*
Wheal Martyn Clayworks are delighted to present an exhibition by contemporary artist Kurt Jackson, influenced by his time at Littlejohns China Clay Works.
Kurt’s work is fuelled by a long standing interest in Cornwall’s extractive industry and its role in shaping the physical landscape, culture and heritage of the county. Kurt worked in situ, observing the workers in the pit as they extracted and transported the china clay in an extraordinary manmade landscape. The exhibition includes new mixed media paintings, from huge tarpaulin-sized canvases to small intimate studies. The subject matter ranges from the ‘washing’ of the clay with high pressure monitors, to the blasting of the rock and breaking and transportation.
Following the Government’s decision to delay final easing of Covid-19 restrictions in England, a number of planned activities have unfortunately been cancelled.
Cornwall College St Austell cancelled their ‘Tales of the Bay’ festival open day, and the NARRATIVE pop-up spring fair also taking place at the campus too.
You’ll still be able to visit Cornwall College’s stall at the Green and Whitegold festival, experience new performance work from college students, and some of the Narrative Fair traders may migrate their stands into the town centre festival.
The shuttle bus that was to be run by Cornwall College has also been cancelled.