I Dream – Girl Guiding in Cornwall – an exhibition at Trelissick by Ilene Sterns

I dream - Trelissick exhibition

Cornwall, like so many rural areas, thrives and survives because of its close-knit communities which provide fund raising, educating and much needed support in a county where poverty and isolation often lurks behind the sunsets and sandy beaches. Institutions like the Women’s Institute, the Lions Club, Rotary Club and the Girl Guides are long established […]

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100:UnEarth – WildWorks’ ambitious new show at Heligan!

The weather is glorious. The setting dreamlike. Everything is falling into place. In just a few days the most anticipated show of the summer will get underway. I was more than a little delighted to be invited to watch the final dress rehearsal of 100: UnEarth before the show premiers in just a couple of […]

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Review of A Guide to Cornwall by Weekend Journals

Some guidebooks are designed to simply get you from A to B. Others help you to discover the unique and the unexpected. Weekend Journal’s Cornwall edition is a compendium of some of the county’s most special places, both traditional and contemporary. It guides the reader on a journey to some of hidden treasures of the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Botanical Art with Scientific Illustration – Review of Sarah Jane Humphrey’s new book

Cornish illustrator Sarah Jane Humphrey Botanical Art

There is something special, satisfying even, about finding beauty in the small things in life. Taking the time to notice the marvellous minutiae of the natural world that surrounds us, especially here in Cornwall where we are blessed with so much wild flora and fauna. Sarah Jane Humphry’s enchanting new book takes us from the […]

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Review of Marco Polo’s new Guide to Devon and Cornwall 2018

Marco Polo Devon and Cornwall Guide Review 2018

I was recently asked if I would write a review for the new Marco Polo Pocket Guide to Devon and Cornwall. I agreed, excited that they wanted my opinion and by the prospect of a free book! After all my years of travel you might say that I am a bit of a guidebook connoisseur. […]

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