After the excitement of Green Fields on the Glasney College Field few would blame you for wallowing in that festival feeling. So before you start booking tickets, dragging out the muddy tent and daring to think about crossing the border we think we have the solution right here in Penryn.
Penryn Arts Festival is only a few weeks away and if the planning, late night uploads and dishevelled expressions on the faces of committee members is anything to go by it is boasting an epic programme of events. From live music, open studios, street performances, cinema screenings and workshops a plenty to try new skills and dust off old ones. Just about every creative discipline and genre you can think off is scheduled.
Taking place from the 19th – 28th July the packed schedule of events have been distributed across almost every corner and open space in Penryn and beyond. From empty shops to barges, muddy beach, the town hall and even St Gluvias Church will be used to bring the community and visitors closer to the wealth of creativity Penryn inspires among local and international artists.
The festival includes a food market at the Temperance Hall on the 20th, all day free music festival at Trelawney Park on the 21st and a craft market at the Zed Shed on the 28th. There really will be something for everyone.
This will be the first festival of this kind in Penryn and Festival organiser Maria Christoforidou said, ‘We hope that by piloting this Festival we will provide a catalyst for other regular high quality arts events to be staged under the PAF banner throughout the year.’
With such a wonderful deep and colourful history of towns people and architecture Penryn is the perfect location and focus for such a creatively and culturally diverse programme of events.
This week will see the release of the official programme of events that will be distributed throughout the town and available to collect from the towns, ‘One Stop Shop’, plus the, ‘Friday Market’. For a full, What’s On Guide to the festival please visit, www.penrynartsfestival.co.uk