Penryn’s creative side was on display during Penryn Arts Festival with events, talks and activities throughout the town.

Residents and visitors were in and out of shops, bars, homes and the town hall to watch poetry, live bands and street buskers, look around the open studios at Jubilee Wharf, visit the art in the house and gardens at Enys, and watch films in the Darkroom Cinema, before heading down to College Field for Goldentree Theatre’s immersive production of Gogmagog.

People also had the chance to peek into houses for the ‘window galleries’ and back gardens for Incredible Edible’s ‘open gardens’ event.

The festival organisers said: “The town celebrated its history, landscape, and the arts over three busy days across multiple indoor and outdoor venues buzzing with creativity.

“On the Saturday the town was buzzing with visitors, The Big Picnic in the Memorial Gardens was popular with those who brought their lunch enjoying live music, a free children’s craft workshop and The Poetry Postie.

“Sunday saw the return of last year ‘s much enjoyed I Fought the Lawn mini-festival in Trelawney Park.

“This year the organiser Julian Gaskell added brilliant silent theatre to the event with the Penzance-based Bash Street Theatre which had just returned from a show at the National Theatre.”

Peter Delauney, who attended many of the weekend's events, said: “Congratulations on a really great community event.

“I like Penryn, and especially the people who live there.”

Sarah-Jane said she is planning on building on the success of this year’s festival with smaller arts days throughout the year to compliment the now annual festival.

The organisers of the festival are asking anyone who attended to fill in a short questionnaire to help with the planning of next year’s festival, which can be found at

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