The Story Republic at The Exchange

The Story Republic is a travelling world of words that celebrates the place of story in Cornwall’s culture. and is in residence from 24th July - 3rd August

The Story Republic is an exciting programme of events in our stunning installation which will delight and inspire audiences through the wonder of the written word. It also includes creative work by young writers and artists from schools in the Penryn, Newquay and Penzance areas. 

With writers in residence who can cook up a poem on the spot (including our very own Anna Maria Murphy), illustrators to bring your story to life, Story Republicans to regale you with poems and songs in shops and cafes, games and artefacts, and special events all week, this is not to be missed  

For more information:

Open 10am-5pm every day (except Sundays) at The Exchange, Princes St, Penzance FREE ADMITTANCE

Special events and workshops:

Thur 25 July, 10am - 1 pm & Wed 31 July 6-9pm

Imagination Jump Leads 

A writing workshop  for adults and over 16s with Anna Maria Murphy   

Tickets £20 Book at or 01726 879500 

Friday 26 July, 7pm

An Evening of Charles Causley 

with Boilerhouse, Anna Maria Murphy and other writers

Tickets £5.50 Book at or 01726 879500 


Saturday 27 July, 4pm 

Early Bedtime Stories 

By young writers in the Writing Squad Kernow. FREE 

Saturday 27 July, 7pm 


Stories for older children and adults by young writers in the Writing Squad Kernow. FREE 

Monday 29 July, 2 - 5pm 

Shallal Sketchbooks project 

Artists in residence. FREE 

Tuesday 30 July, 2 - 4pm 

Cornish Tales  

Join Feathered Tales for a storytelling workshop based around Cornwall’s wild and wonderful folktales. For ages 4-11 years. FREE but please book in

advance at or call 01726 879500