here regularly for upcoming events
Underground - Overground
Exhibition with an underground
focus at Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen
wondered what a plan of the underground mining areas at Geevor
might look like? Or why and how they were made? This fascinating exhibition
at Geevor Tin Mine tells the story of these underground plans,
with photographs and information to help you locate what’s left
on the surface today.
over 3,000 historic maps and plans in the archive at Geevor Tin
Mine and for the last three years volunteers have worked
painstakingly to catalogue this collection.
the British Geological Survey, it has been possible to have this
collection digitally scanned, and this exhibition displays
full-sized prints of some of these plans and tells the
interesting stories associated with them. The St Just Mines
Research Group has also been crucial in aiding the research
exhibition also includes a chance to find out about how a wrong
calculation when drawing an underground plan led to the 1893
Wheal Owles mining disaster and the loss of 20 lives, as well as
a look at how close the miners worked to the sea bed under
Levant and Geevor Mines.
The exhibition will run
until Christmas 2011 and for further information on Geevor Tin
Mine, please see:
www.geevor.com or call: 01736 788662
Exhibitions There are no World
Heritage Site produced exhibitions being held currently
In November 2006 the newly inscribed
Cornish Mining World Heritage Site staged an installation of giant
promotional hoardings on Platform 8 of Paddington Station, London.
Follow this link
to the dedicated website for this major display.
Cornish Mining Cultural
a sell-out tour of Cornwall in 2009, Iron Shoes and Bish Bash Bosh
Productions are touring their award-winning production, SURFING
TOMMIES nationally from 23 May - 23 July 2011.
Set during and in the
aftermath of the First World War, SURFING TOMMIES tells the story of
three Cornish tin miners whose lives are blown apart when they all
leave behind the place they know and love for the fields of Flanders
and the atrocities of trench warfare.
‘...this performance hit its audience as hard as enemy machine guns
hit those brave enough to go over the top at the Somme, such was the
standard of performance that there was hardly a dry eye in the
house.’ (The Cornishman 02.07.09)
Partly based on real events, SURFING TOMMIES is written by Cornish
writer Alan M. Kent and won the 'Hoyler An Gof' award for best piece
of poetry or drama in 2010.
Surfing Tommies is a
poignant tale of war and friendship, but ultimately one of
redemption, forgiveness and hope. Though set in the early twentieth
century, this darkly mischievous play makes comment on current
conflicts around the world, and what it is like to be away from
where you d'belong t'be.
National touring theatre at its very best.' (Surfing Tommies 2009)
here for tour dates,
here to view the Surfing Tommies' promotional video.
Previous events and exhibitions
- now available on DVD!
Following the very successful run of performances at the Sterts Theatre
in the summer Gonamena is now being made available to the public on a
specially produced DVD filmed at one of the sellout shows.
Gonamena is the story of a Cornish family
and community living through an extreme time of irreversible change. Set
in the stunning Gonamena Valley and the mining landscape of the Caradon
Hill area, the story focuses on ‘Gonamena’, the home of one family
as they face up to the epic challenge of rapid transformation, and the
accompanying loss and hope, during the mining boom and bust of the late
Written by local writer, Simon Parker, the play is based
on real events and evokes the emotional turmoil and extremes of opinion
amongst the frontier-like existence of the many thousands of people that
descended on the valley during the high of the copper ore mining period.
The majority of the actors, creative team and technical
crew are from the immediate Caradon Hill area and have worked alongside
professionals from Cornwall to bring this moving and captivating tale to
Gonamena was presented as part of the Darke Visions Festival, running from spring 2009 to
summer 2010, which celebrates the life and legacy of Nick Darke -
Cornwall’s foremost playwright and was directed by Simon Harvey with original music
composed and conducted by Simon Dobson.
If you would like to
order one or more copies of Gonamena please send a cheque / cash or
postal order for £10 per copy (£8.50 + £1.50 postage and packaging) to:
32 Treffry Road
PayPal can also be accepted and
email@example.com if you would like to use this.
Mine & Yours - activity
guide and website
The Mine & Yours
activity guide is designed to introduce you to the Cornish Mining
World Heritage Site. It suggests places to see and things to do –
from museums to cycle trails to Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
– along with details about getting there, eating and drinking and
even dog friendliness.
The new World Heritage Site Activity
Guide and the 'Mine Traveller' interactive display
The guide (priced
at £6.99) can be ordered
by post or
purchased from all good bookshops across Cornwall and west Devon.
Find out more @