Artists to inspire Penryn Arts Festival plan
7:00am Wednesday 24th October 2012 in News
Penryn Arts Festival is to be created by the “ideas and inspirations” of the artists involved.
This was the message last Wednesday when more than 80 people met at Penryn Town Hall to hear more about the event. Planned for July next year, the new festival is the result of funding given by Sainsbury’s when it built a store at Ponsharden.
Those behind the event hope to showcase Penryn’s culture and support the town’s artists, as well as get residents involved in being creative. The aim is to create a public work of art for the people of Penryn by the end of the festival.
Festival chairman Steve Tiller said: “We have received many proposals already from local artists and we want to work with them to make this festival a success.
“This festival is for the people of Penryn to decide how it will work and we want to involve as many people as possible with as many ideas as possible. It relies on you and your ideas and inspirations; it is by the people of Penryn for the people of Penryn.”
Committee member Maria Christoforidou agreed: “The great thing about the Penryn Arts Festival is that it doesn't exist yet and so it can be created by the proposals that we receive. The festival is going to belong to the people who make the proposals.”
For more information and proposal forms visit Penryn One-Stop Shop or online at http://penrynartsfestival.tumblr.com.