This Spring, see St Austell Bay differently. In celebration of 40 years of Kneehigh, we invite you to enjoy 40 wonder encounters; from parading lanterns and drive-by puppetry to projection installations and epic sand drawings. Keep your eyes peeled and share what #RandomActs you spot. Let's spread some unexpected joy!
Big thanks to: Wildworks, Wheal Martyn Museum, Hall for Cornwall, Black Voices Cornwall, Didge & Mevagissey Museum, Tracey Williams (Mevagissey Feast committee), Jack Morrison (FEAST), Sheila Vanloo, Gemma Goodman, Maya Clarke, Michael Bunney, Jenny Beare, Maya Belle, Helen Mallett, Savanah Gilaj,
Project photos by Steve Tanner
Project film by Neal Megaw
from 30 Mar – 30 May 2021
Clay Story Map
By Zenna Tagney and Merran Coleman
A hand painted map depicting the landscape of Clay Country, recording stories and folklore, both ancient and modern.
Look out for an actual door popping up in Charlestown, revealing Anna Murphy’s tale ‘11 Doors – a story of dirt and washing’. See the story come to life when dancers Rob and Suzie visit Charlestown, combining music, dance and that famous 11th Door.
The ballad of the Reverend Perry-Gore, skating Vicar of Nanpean. Performed by Richard Trethewey and his cart, as told to him by his Granny’s recollection of 1933.
Re-imagined by Richard, Olivia Lowry and The Story Republic.
‘March of the Tractors’- The Great Carnival Tractor Run
By Kyla Goodey - Trifle Gathering Productions
A magnificent procession of ornamented tractors will parade the streets of the Clay villages this May, paying homage to their beloved village carnivals. In association with The Young Farmers and Black Voices Cornwall.
The adventures of Pasty Man and his assistant, Pastry Maid
At times of crisis, when disaster is moments away. When you feel you have nobody to turn(ip) to. When you realise that you have run out of potato and onion for your homemade pasty. Who do you turn to? There is only one superhero pasty that is going to save the day- Pasty Man and his floury pasty assistant, Pastry Maid.
A celebration of light over darkness inspired by the rituals performed at Diwali. Turning the St Austell River white again – with white wishing flowers & petals dusted in China Clay; emblems of St Austell today with a playful curtsy to the past
It has been revealed that the previously released historical archive film, supposedly from 1912 is actually an elaborate April Fool’s project, dreamt up by artist Seamas Carey, commissioned by Kneehigh as part of the Random Acts of Art festival.