Rags to riches

Rags to riches
Hayle Heritage Centre

By: Laura Christon
Added: 21 January 2015

Harvey’s Foundry Trust is taking part in a project called Rags to Riches; this project is being run by the Cornish World Heritage Site team who have employed Golden Tree productions to use the history of Hayle as a basis for a cultural installation/event.

Will Coleman film-maker, author, musician and educational consultant is working with local schools, volunteers and residents over the next two months to create a sound  scape installation that will be showcased at a event on March the 25th.  This will use interviews from the Oral History Project, new interviews, songs and sounds relating to metal working and foundries.

On the 28th of January from 6-8, there will be a flash mob sing-along in Asda come along and join the fun singing with local choirs mining songs, pub standards and chapel favourites.

There will also be a number of informal creative drop in sessions at Hayle Heritage Centre on Wednesday evening’s from 6-8 on February 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th.

These informal sessions will be chances explore the town’s heritage through poetry, ballads and stories.

Then on the 25th March there will be a final event a ‘Soundscape’ of voices and music with selected students reading poems and communal singing around a fire.

We would love as many resident’s in the town to get involved as possible so if you have a tale to tell about Hayle that you would like to be included or just want to come along to the events and see what is happening please contact Laura at the heritage centre on 01736 757683 for more information.

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