Trelill Holy Well – Cornwall’s first scheduled monument

Trelill Well sits in a quiet wooded valley that, at this time of year, is swathed in billows of cow parsley, campions and fox gloves.

This pretty well which was the first monument in Cornwall to be scheduled in 1922 (CO 1), was almost forgotten until quite recently. Dedicated to St Wendrona in 1423 it was known as Fenton Wendron and is typical of medieval structures of its type.

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Meeting the Angels of Death at Heligan

The personification of death in art and mythology is common. Abaddon in the Book of Revelation, Azrael in Islam, Yama in Hinduism even the Santa Muerte in Mexico. These guardians of the underworld are the keepers of the gates into the afterlife, the bringers of doom and the escorts of departed souls. So, let’s just say I wasn’t too sure what to expect when I arranged to meet a party of them, at Heligan the other evening.

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Rehearsals for Wildworks’ summer performance 100:Unearth are in full swing, and I have been invited to meet some of the people involved and get a sneak preview of the show!

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WildWork’s Wall of Love – who will you add?

It all began back on 2014 when WildWorks made history. Over 5000 people joined in their commemoration of the centenary of the beginning of WW1 by remembering the community’s lost men in a powerful dawn ‘til dusk performance. That performance was called 100: The Day Our World Changed and took place at the Lost Gardens of Heligan.

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Now this July WildWorks return with 100: Unearth a production about love, loss and hope that marks the end of the war. And again they want the whole community with them. Continue reading

Visit Egyptian House, Penzance

Much of Penzance’s Chapel Street is lined with historical buildings, many dating from the 18th century but at the top of the street there is a building truly like no other in the whole of Cornwall.

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Egyptian House, Nos 6 -7 Chapel Street, is a rare survivor of a style of architecture that became fashionable after Napoleon’s campaign in Egypt in 1798. But this grand building had rather more humble beginnings. Continue reading

Elementum – Review of a journal of nature and story.

Elementum is a beautiful treasure trove of words and imagery. This is not a read today – recycled tomorrow magazine, this is something dive into, immerse yourself in and ultimately cherish.

Reading it feels as if you are being drawn into each of the contributors’ worlds where there are legions of stories waiting to be told.

DSC02414Now in it’s 4th edition, each Elementum journal focuses on a different theme that explores our connection with the natural world. Continue reading