2012 Harvest Festival at the Chapel
On Monday evening we were at Gunwen chapel for some traditional harvest singing, a delicious feast and a lively auction. The evening was filmed and gives us some lovely photographs and footage for future community films. Thank you everyone for being so welcoming!
Some old photos and reminiscences from the area
In this short film Ivan, Hilary & Margaret reminisce about some of their old photographs, taken in Luxulyan area. Photos and memories focus on past farming in the area, illustrating just how much farming has changed within living memory. Some amazing archive photographs of the area and some lovely stories to accompany these.
A past event that took place at Gunwen Chapel, which brought well over 100 people together to celebrate stories of the land
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 Mark Hawken, with a service from the Reverent Malcolm Bowers (I am currently putting together a film of this, so watch this space). This was followed by a traditional Gunwen feast (not to be missed!) and a Cornish sing along led by Keith and Clarinder Truscott.
Following an afternoon of film screenings on the Friday, we continued the celebrations on Saturday with singing, dancing, a range of musicians, and of course some more delicious food, courtesy of Gunwen Chapel.
The whole event was set against a backdrop of local photographs, films, maps, objects and artwork…
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