Fostering The Arts & Spirituality In North Cornwall

What's On

Spirit of Place: An Endelienta exhibition of artworks
about special places in the English Landscape
St Endellion Hall, 13, 14, 20 and 21 December
10 am to 4.30 pm and during concert intervals

PeterUrsemPicMany people music and arts lovers in North Cornwall have already enjoyed one or more of the high quality concerts that Endelienta puts on at the wonderful St Endellion Church. The year-round music programming is in addition to the longer established St Endellion Easter and Summer Music Festivals. Endelienta's wish to foster the arts and spirituality in North Cornwall has also resulted in two successful book festivals, study days and visual art exhibitions at St Endellion Hall.

The forthcoming exhibition in the two weekends leading up to Christmas takes 'Genius Loci' or 'Spirit of Place' as a theme. It brings together three artists from North, East and West Cornwall, whose work explores the special quality of specific places in the landscape.

West Cornwall based June Hicks shows a series of colour etchings of intimately observed Cornish landscape, including some of St Endellion. June's interest is in the 'nooks and crannies' of the landscape, cleverly translating light and shade, form and texture in evocative original prints.

Caroline Cleave from Port Isaac feels a strong connection with the Caroline Cleave LobstersNorth Cornish landscape, its history and its people. She combines significant and carefully chosen details of nature and life along the North Cornish coast in vibrant collage works.

In East Cornwall Peter Ursem is working on drawings, paintings and lino prints capturing the spirit of the Tamar Valley. His interest is in the stories of landscape, the histories or character that special places radiate, resulting in artworks of calm and serene scenes, which he describes as 'secret worlds.'

The theme of this exhibition reflects the special location of St Endellion itself, where it is said that the veil between Heaven and Earth is thinner than usual. The exhibition will be open during the concert evenins of Friday 19th December (Roscarrock Revival), offering concert audiences the chance to view this selected exhibition.

For further information about this exhibition please contact Peter Ursem via email to peter@counterparts.org.uk.

You can hear Roscarrock Revival on December 19th at 7pm: Westcountry songs and Traditional Carols. Free entry with retiring collection.

Images shown here: -
Peter Ursem, The Tamar at Calstock, colour lino print
Caroline Cleave, Port Isaac Collage
June Hicks, The Rectory Gate, colour etching

Barn Owls: the Endelienta Poetry Group
Saturday 6th December, 10.00-12.00, Stone Barn, St Endellion, PL29 3TP

The group is led by Helen Jagger, a published poet and tutor of more than 35 years teaching experience. Cost £7 per session (£5 concessions) includes hot drink and biscuits.

Helen Jagger The poetry group has met on the first Saturday of each month since March 2014. It is designed for those who enjoy reading poetry (but are perhaps rather puzzled or even hostile to much contemporary poetry) and welcome the chance to discuss modern poetry within a group. The sessions try to take our understanding of poetry deeper by encouraging writing in response to specific poems' themes and poetic techniques.

Helen Jagger is a poet, and teacher of poetry writing whose work has been published in magazines in the UK, US and Australia. She runs weekly poetry workshops as well as the Poetry Society's North Cornwall Stanza and was poet in residence at Pencarrow from 2010 - 2012. She is currently working with the Falmouth Poetry Group on a new poetry festival: for 28-29 June, 2014. She founded and ran the Indian King Arts Centre in Camelford for ten years, after (very) early retirement from her post as Head of English at Sir James Smith's School, Camelford. She graduated in English literature from Cambridge University in 1979. If you'd like to talk more about this, or to book, please call Helen on 01840 212161 or email her by clicking this link: indianking@btconnect.com.

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