Jo Buchanan writes about her personal reflections in relation to a new film that uses oral testimony to explore the cultural landscape of southeast Cornwall: Voices of the Looe Valley oral history project was commissioned as part of the ‘Moor to Sea’ project, a National Heritage Lottery Funded place-based initiative to build partnerships and capacity…Continue Reading “Voices of the Looe Valley”

In 2019 Melissa Watt, a Public History student at Penryn Campus, was on a placement scheme with Cornish Story researching the contemporary and historical significance of the Cornish pasty. Her work was presented in the form of a film entitled ‘Pasties, People and Politics: Deconstructing the Cornish Identity’ . The film now on Youtube was…Continue Reading “Pasties, People and Politics: Deconstructing the Cornish Identity”

Waking Glasney Title

In May this year, Penryn Arts Festival covered the 750th anniversary of Glasney College. Above is a short film on the project by Shauna Osborne-Dowle along with her accompanying film statement. Below this statement is a short article covering the event, written by Katie Etheridge and Simon Persighetti. Film-maker’s Statement: First of all, I need to…Continue Reading “Short Film: Waking Glasney”

The Tamar Valley is an outstandingly beautiful area which possesses a rich industrial heritage and fascinating social history. Within this film, the story of the Tamar, both past and present, is recounted through oral testimony and archive film footage. Mining, market gardening, and fishing are some of the local industries that have nurtured kinship ties…Continue Reading “Kayleigh’s Story: Identity in the Tamar Valley”

Kernow in lights

Under St. Piran’s Flag is a short documentary film and report of the travels of two students – Kateřina Hassmanová and Lucie Javůrková from the University of Life Sciences Prague in the Czech Republic. These two students visited the westernmost tip of Great Britain twice –  in 2012 and 2013. In 2012, their colleague Filip Ivanov…Continue Reading “Under St Piran’s Flag”

Cornish Audio Visual Archive interview image

As part of a series of articles based on the varied Archives held across Cornwall, this is the second feature which focuses on the South West Film & Television Archive.  Author Shauna Osborne-Dowle also recounts her time working with the Archive in 2006 with a specific focus on Cornish content. The South West Film & Television Archive…Continue Reading “Archiving Cornwall: South West Film & Television Archive”