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Penryn Arts Festival 2017 is all about making things, tasting things and talking about things

Since 2013 Penryn Arts Festival has been a key way marker in our town’s annual calendar, delivering ambitious events, exhibitions, screenings, performances and workshops.

After a short break in 2016, Penryn Arts Festival 2017 is back celebrating the creative spirit that lives in Penryn’s community and the artisanal skills that are flourishing in the town and the wider area. To reflect this we are taking a new approach and instead of the usual 3 day festival there will be a programme of events, workshop and screenings in the Temperance Hall from October – December.

Each event will explore a different aspect of making and craftsmanship: revaluing haptic reasoning, local historical connotations and connections to making, as well as the subversion of ancient methods and traditions through contemporary art.

There are several ways of getting involved this year:

  • Attend a free public workshop/skills share and screening event 
  • Borrow the PAF artwork handling collection for your organisation/community group/school (September – December)
  • Have your own skills share, demonstration or exhibition pitch for the PAF fair on 9th December

This years festival is run by Field Notes; which is the collaborative practice of Cornwall based curators and producers, Cat Bagg and Rosie Thomson-Glover.  

PAF 2017 is made possible through the support of Big Lottery,  Arts Council England, FEAST and Penryn Town Council

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