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Live art and storytelling day in Helston
A free day of live art and storytelling is coming to Helston later this month, featuring a contest for children judged by a Beano cartoonist from Penryn.
The Legends of Helston event will be held in the town’s Old Cattle Market from 11am until 6pm on Saturday, March 30.
Six local artists will be illustrating folktales connected to Helston and the surrounding area over the course of the day, including the tales of St Michael and the Devil, The Loe Bar Giant and witch Tammy Blight.
Storyteller Mark Harandon will be performing at 2pm and there will also be a children’s art competition judged by Penryn’s own Beano cartoonist Nick Brennan.
Art materials will be available for everyone to create their own illustrations, which can then become part of the exhibition in Helston Museum gallery that will run from April 6 – 19. Printed copies of the folk tales in Cornish and English will also be available.
Organiser Suky Goodfellow said: “Why not pick up a copy of the town trail and explore Helston, before popping back for a cuppa and see how the artists are getting on?
“Helston features a well-stocked Folk Museum, a 19th century cannon salvaged from a shipwreck and even a resident Dalek.”
The free event is funded by arts charity IdeasTap, which helps young, creative people at the start of their careers.
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