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Learning Cornish through art and craft

This is an activity the we run on a fortnightly basis. Our usual location is Kowsva in Heartlands but we are happy to set up at local Cornish related events. 

This is a fun, social activity that allows children and their families to gather together to create some lovely craft items and learn a little Cornish.

If the weather permits we get everyone outside to run about playing traditional games translated in Cornish.

This weekend there is a celebration of the Cornish language taking over Penzance. There is a treasure trail that takes you through the streets visiting shops in which you'll find folk who will welcome you in Cornish and maybe dish out the odd treat along the way.

At 2pm - 4pm you will find us in the Lecture Hall at St.Johns Hall, where you can have a sit down with traditional Cornish 'Cakey Tea' and participate in our art and craft activities if you wish.

This whole afternoon of adventure, creativity and Cornish tradition is free and all our welcome.


Speak up!

We've all been there. You're speaking about something you're passionate about only to feel the nerves kick in and your voice beginning to clam up. Without a good grasp of public speaking, we can miss important opportunities and fall short of our true potential. This workshop will apply classic techniques and exercises from the world of theatre to give you the confidence to speak up. Through a series of gentle, fun exercises you will learn and practise techniques to increase confidence and find your own voice.

The session will be run by two professional actors and singers. Bec Applebee and Mary Woodvine have a diverse and expansive experience of a wide variety of performance techniques and voice work.

Tue 6 March 2018 10:00 – 15:00, for more information visit their web page at


Jon Tremaines new stag

Recently released: Red deer stag limited edition print.

This long awaited stag print can now be purchased online.

This majestic stag was inspired by Jon’s love of Scotland, the wildlife and flora here can be found spread right across the Scottish Highlands and the Hebrides. There’s great movement in the illustration of the Fallow deer, both fighting for supremacy amongst the Beech woods.

Visit Jons web site to see the amazing intricate detail of the drawings that make up the fantastic art work.

CACD blog interview for Hand on Art

I stumbled onto the Cornwall Arts and Crafts Directory (CACD) the other day. It appeared on the first page of my Google search for ‘Cornwall art’ and I was intrigued to find out more.

I’m always inspired to see people reaching out and pulling together a community - to be able to do this successfully you need to be visible - and this website is.

I immediately sent a request to join the directory. I received a very quick and friendly response and my listing for .my business Hand on Art.

However following on from this I wanted to find out more about the owner; what was the thinking behind the website, how and why does it exist? Below is an insight into the creator and owner of Cornwall Arts and Crafts Directory; Jayne!

You can see the interview now on my Hand on Art blog.











Latest updates

Latest updates to the Cornwall Arts and Crafts Directory (CACD)

Craft fairs 22 Mar | Workshops 20 Mar | Art exhibitions 19 Mar | Testimonials 17 Mar | Art trainers 7 Mar | Members on Facebook 7 Mar | Latest news 22 Feb | Cornish artists 17 Feb | Suppliers 17 Feb | Members on Twitter 17 Feb | Holly Rollins Photography 13 Feb | Performance art 8 Feb | Alan DiMambro Ceramics 25 Jan | Art-K Truro 18 Jan | Holidays 14 Jan | Metal work 11 Jan | Jewellery 5 Jan | Upcycled crafts 5 Jan | Crafty Corner 31 Dec | Chameleon Crafters 12 Dec |

Warning - fake invoices

It has come to my attention that someone is sending fake invoices to people with listings on CACD.

I now run the Cornwall Arts and Crafts Directory (CACD) purley as a hobby, and do not charge anyone. So if you have recieved such an email please delete it.

Thank you

Wedding Stationery Launch

Wedding Stationery LaunchCornwall-based illustrator Lucy Reynolds has launched two brand new ranges of illustrated wedding stationery.

The ranges include personalised save the date postcards and magnets, invitations, order of service cards and table numbers as well as bride and bride and groom and groom options.

Please leave a note with any order letting me know the names and date you would like printing on the front of the cards and any text you would like to be printed inside.

Browse the ranges or place an order online at:


International export support and advice

The Department of International Trade, South West is curreuntly working with regional artists and creatives to ensure an international strategy and plan. 

This support includes workshops and 1:1 support from Intellectual property to Digital Advice and eCommerce advice. 

If you are looking to go onto a eMarketplace or selling on Etsy or other platforms and want to maximise international business then contact Dawn Musgrave for further information. 


Free entry to Penlee Gallery for local residents

A new scheme at Penlee House Gallery and Museum will extend free entry from Saturdays to throughout the week for local residents. The highly acclaimed gallery, which is owned and operated by Penzance Town Council, was nominated as the sixth best ‘hidden treasure’ in a national Sunday newspaper poll and has a world famous collection of paintings by the Newlyn School artists.

The Penzance Pass scheme is aimed at residents of Penzance, Newlyn and Mousehole who already support the running of the gallery through payment of the local precept. Anyone living within this area can collect their free Penzance Pass card from Penlee House Gallery and Museum or the Town Clerk’s Offices on Alverton Street, providing they bring proof of their address with them. 

Director of Penlee Louise Connell says, ‘The galleries get very crowded on Saturdays, so this scheme gives local people the chance to visit for free during the week when it’s quieter, or just pop in for short visits whenever they like. We are hoping to see many more local people of all ages visiting Penlee as a result of the launch of the Penzance Pass.’

The standard entry price for visitors not qualifying for a Penzance Pass is £4.50 or £3.00 concessions, including 60 plus. Children under 18 are free.  Please note that Saturdays will no longer offer free admission for non-local residents. Visitors from outside the local area can still gain free admission if they join the Friends of Penlee House for an annual membership fee of £14 a year, or for £21 for two people living at the same address.

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