History Group Talk: Chellew Room
Oceanic Visitors: From Whales to Sea Beans
Marine biologist, Dr Paul Gainey, will give an illustrated talk on the detritus that is washed up on our Cornish beaches. This is anything from whales, rubbish from all over the world and strange marine plants such as Sea Beans.
Officer don’t be a benny… the thing we saw was MGM-y.
It’s been quite a year for Luke Wright. He’s opened for punk legend John Cooper Clarke at the Palladium (and stacks of other venues), had his first collection published (“a riot” 5 stars, The Huffington Post), and stormed Edinburgh with his rambunctious new show Essex Lion.
Ever seen a lion? In the wild? In England? Last year in Clacton some campers thought they did. They didn’t of course, lions aren’t native to north-east Essex. But their not-sighting triggered something in the brain of Radio 4 favourite Luke Wright. Now he too is seeing things others don’t. Step into Luke’s world of romping satirical verse where posh plumbers, paunchy ex-rockers and Lovejoy roam free. Get ready to roar.
“His lexical acrobatics are astounding, often motor-mouthed and breathtakingly honest…Go for the wordsmithery, stay for the painful poignancy.” The List
“Wright perfectly captures the glamourless pulse of mainstream Britain and transforms it into rhythmic, transcendental beauty…Quite simply, this is the future of popular poetry.” The Skinny
“This is a great show and his poetry itself remains as vital and redolent of our times as ever.” Exeunt
“Cool poems!” Patti Smith
We’re building a new archive and local studies centre for Cornwall. Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Cornwall Council, the new centre will be on the old brewery site at Redruth.
The new building will contain public reading rooms, a reference library, a café, exhibition areas, a learning space for school, community and public events and activities, work areas, meeting rooms and specialist store rooms for books, photographs, newspapers, maps and documents. It will greatly improve the storage conditions of the collections; public access to them, the events and activities we can host and the services we can provide.
The building will bring together the collections of Cornwall Record Office, the Cornish Studies Library and Cornwall and Scilly Historic Environment Record. Together they form the biggest collection of information for studying Cornwall’s people, places, history and culture. The collections contain documents, books, records, maps, photographs and databases, and date from 1150 to the present day.
Your views count and there is an opportunity for you to have a say in what you would like to see available in the building. We will also be setting up focus groups to help us think more about particular themes and how we improve our services and access for various audiences.
Information, research and access, is of course, what the new building is all about.
At the roadshows you will be able discuss these with the project team.
(Those unable to manage the stairs can access the Gallery via a stair lift at the rear of the building).