Impossible Stories

Catrina Davies

This workshop with renowned memoirist Catrina Davies will look at the intricate relationship between the politics of place and the craft of memoir writing. In a supportive group environment we will delve into the nuances of the self and how understanding your unique perspective can be the key to developing your writing practice.

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January 8–12, 2024

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Sonic Rituals
A Man Called Adam

Explore a magical Cornish landscape through the medium of sound with sound art and electronic music pioneers A Man Called Adam. On this inspirational artist residency, deep in the wilderness of West Penwith, Drs Sally Rodgers and Steve Jones will guide you on a transformational sonic journey through its woodlands, neothilic standing stones and spectacular coastal scenery to reveal the intimate, tiny sounds of nature, of dreams and imaginary worlds.

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March 30–April 3, 2024

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Sound Maps
Tom Whitwell (Music Thing Modular)

Join Tom Whitwell for this residential workshop combining graphic and text scores, improvisation, modular synths and other sound-making devices. We’ll collaboratively create an album in just one week, drawing inspiration from the beautiful Cornish landscape that surrounds us.

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April 13–17, 2024

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Writing Seas & Trees
Wyl Menmuir

Exploring the Draw of the Woodlands and Oceans.

More details in the new year.

September 9–13, 2024

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Simply email saying you wish to register my interest in the Wyl Menmuir Retreat and we’ll reserve you a space until bookings are open.

Ghosts on Film
Mark Jenkin

Mark Jenkin, Bafta award-winning British filmmaker and artist, will lead a workshop discussing the cultural significance of ghosts in storytelling.

Ghosts are commonly used as a metaphor in cinema, representing the past, both on an individual and collective level. They challenge our understanding of time and history and allow filmmakers to explore themes of memory, nostalgia, identity, and grief.

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Shaped by the Sea
Mickey Smith

Connect with the Cornish coastline and explore how the sea can inform your creative practice. Led by Mickey Smith, award winning Cornish filmmaker, photographer and musician; this workshop focuses on exploratory relationships between landscape, image and sound through a series of immersive activities.

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