Posts Tagged ‘tallys an tir’

‘Tallys an Tir’ Education Resources now online…

Posted on: 23rd January 2014 1 Comment

We are excited to launch a new online platform, containing a series of digital farming stories, and corresponding activities for children aged between 7-11 years old. These resources are all FREE and have been devised by artists Ali Roscoe, Kim Pilgrim and Sarah Chapman, with the support of the charity Farming and Countryside Education (FACE). […]

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Discovering the past through objects and stories

Posted on: 19th December 2013 No Comments

Earlier this year we delivered a series of workshops to children from St.Mawes Primary School, using agricultural objects from Helston Folk Museum as starting points for learning and creativity. In the first session, children were given mystery objects and became archivists for the day, trying to work out the past use of the objects and […]

Like ditching a crewcut for dreadlocks and a beard…

Posted on: 12th December 2013 No Comments

Here is another story for you about ‘Farming in Meneage‘ written by Brindley Hosken… and what a photo!! At Withan, we are in a countryside stewardship scheme. This scheme pays us a certain amount of money for farming in a way that helps the environment. We have to amass a number of points to qualify, […]

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Coronation Cottages- a story by Trevor Dalley

Posted on: 9th December 2013 No Comments

A while back we held a recording session in the recording studio at Penryn Campus to help people who had written stories and poems to record these at a professional quality. It was lovely to hear so many wonderful stories about life in Cornwall… One of the stories recorded on this day was by Cornish […]

Doing his homework, whilst travelling backwards on a tractor…

Posted on: 23rd November 2013 No Comments

Rex's Story 'From Horses to Tractors' memories of a farmer in St.Martin, Cornwall from StoryLines on Vimeo. Here is a brilliant digital story, made from a recording between Rex Hosking and artist Louise McClary, who both live and work in St.Martin. In this short story Rex share some of his memories of farming in St.Martin, […]

Documenting farming families- the photographs of John Head

Posted on: 9th November 2013 No Comments

When doing community based storytelling project such as ‘Tallys an Tir’ you never know what you are going to discover or who you will meet. Early on in our collaboration with Kestle Barton in Manaccan, we were lucky enough to be introduced to John Head; a 4th generation vet whose veterinary practice ‘Head & Head’ is […]

Memories of the Roseland

Posted on: 29th October 2013 No Comments

Over the course of this project we have collected a variety of recordings and photographs within 5 communities in Cornwall. In the Roseland we spent time with a selection of people who had lived in the area their entire lifetimes, one who was 99 years old. Here are some of the films created from these interviews- […]

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Some archive photos of farming in Manaccan

Posted on: 19th October 2013 No Comments

Over the weekend of ‘This Land’ at Kestle Barton, I was happy to meet Sandra, who’s family had farmed Rosemorder Farm in Manaccan for generations. Sandra had brought with her some amazing family photographs, which have now been scanned for archive. Here are just a few…

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Dancing on the farm with Altarnun school

Posted on: 10th October 2013 No Comments

Following a farm visit and series of follow-on workshops with Gemma Kempthorne from Trefranck farm, year 5 & 6 junior children choreographed and performed this brilliant piece of dance. Despite only having a morning back on the farm to film this, the children did a great job and enjoyed watching the film in their leavers […]

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Crying the neck, Cornish feasts & corn dolly’s at Gunwen

Posted on: 2nd October 2013 No Comments

What a brilliant 3 days we had over our recent event at Gunwen Chapel in Luxulyan. The event kicked off with a crying the neck ceremony with the 3 local primary schools, Luxulyan, Lanivet and Lanlivery, followed by corn dolly making with Kath Strang. The same evening, another crying the neck ceremony was led by […]