The Rhoda Mary Project

The Rhoda Mary Project

Rhoda Mary Project to undertake a Memory Day, make 4 films to record memories relating to Merchant Schooners and more specifically related to the Rhoda Mary, built in Devoran in 1868 and then produce a pilot school workshop, all in conjunction with Storylines. We have recently completed the final part of the work which was to run the workshop with year 6 pupils at Devoran School. This was all very well received. please see below a link to a blog post by Storylines to illustrate what we have achieved with your help.   With very many thanks for your support, Anna Brunyee, Chair Rhoda Mary Project Devoran School get to know Rhoda Mary More Grants Out of the Archive Grants Penzance Jewish Cemetery Grants Morrab Library – Opie Collection Grants Next Entries...
Coastguard’s Daughter

Coastguard’s Daughter

The Coastguard’s Daughter “A compelling and beautiful piece of theatre” ***** The Cornish Guardian The Coastguard’s Daughter is a piece of original, lyrical theatre and storytelling, interweaved with live shanty singing and hymns of the sea. A true story inspired this production about the bravery, spirit and musical soul of a community living by the push and pull of the tide. Performed with the Shanty group The Press Gang in the very home of the story, this project culminated is three sold out performances at Pentewan church in April 2016. An almost lost and forgotten Cornish tale. In 1915 the Head Coastguard of one maritime village and his crew, left their posts in order to enlist in the First World War. It was the Coastguard’s wife and two teenager daughters who volunteered and took up his mantle. Undertaking the responsibility of the perilous post and the long watch, looking out over the boats and the bay, staying strong and lighting the way. Poetic and playful, the unique production celebrates and laments what it is to live by the laws of the sea. The roles and rhythms of both a community at war and working to the beat and sway of the changing tides. Working with a local community choir blends and adds their own voices to the story. Singing the song of the unsung heroes and the ballads boys and girls gone by, whilst connecting intrinsically to the people and place to which it is performed. A community workshop lead by the Director and the Writer collects and weaves community stories into the fabric of the piece. Director: Rosanna...

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