In June we ran a series of Love Letter workshops with groups from across west Cornwall. 89 young people attended a workshop from Treyla, WILD, Penhaligon’s Friends, Shallal, Praze-an-Beeble Guides, and Hear Our Voice. The workshops included photography with Steve Tanner, drama with Simon Harvey, creative writing with Anna and Seth Hampshire, and singing with Mary Woodvine and Vicky Abbot.
The summer season of Rambles culminated in a brilliant week of activity when Tristan & Yseult came to the Hall for Cornwall. 175 Free Targeted Tickets were given out to 16 groups (Carefree, Coastline Homeless Service, Cornwall Dyslexia Association, Drama Boys, Early Intervention in Psychosis Team, Hayle Youth Project, Hear Our Voice, HFT, Kernow Writing Squad, Praze and Beeble Guides, Richard Lander Drama Students, Shallal, Traveller Space, Treyla, Truro Young Women’s Centre, and WILD) enabling young people to experience Kneehigh who would otherwise not get the chance to see live theatre.
“It was quite a challenge for us to encourage group members to attend the performance and they were all anxious and apprehensive. The feedback has been fantastic both for the performance and for the chance to be involved in group social activity, they want more!” Early Intervention in Pyschosis Team
We also created a Love Letter exhibition in the foyer of the Hall for Cornwall, showcasing some of the work created in the Love Letter workshops, as well as letters and poems send into Kneehigh by the general public. Before the Thursday show the 50 Degrees Choir performed outside with songs of heartbreak and love, with Praze-an-Beeble Guides joining them for the songs they had learnt in their workshop. Anna lead a Tristan & Yseult themed Green Walk around Truro with members of the community on Sunday 23rd and on Saturday 29th the Kneehigh Ramblers took to the streets performing Anna’s pop-up stories across the city.