Residents and visitors will have the opportunity to learn about Cornwall’s rich history through a hands-on creative workshop inspired by the collections at Cornwall Council’s Archives and Cornish Studies Service.

The workshop in Redruth, part of the service's series of ArTchive events, is led by local cartoonist Nick Brennan, known for his work on the Beano and Dandy.

On Thursday, August 31, at the Cornish Studies Library in Redruth, Nick will guide participants through a cartoon masterclass, loosely inspired by stories from the history of Redruth Brewery which is where Kresen Kernow, Cornwall’s new archive centre, will open next year.

Chloe Phillips, learning lead for the service, says: “We love running ArTchive as it’s always brilliant to see how creative minds use and interpret our archive sources. We’ve seen some really creative responses and will be displaying many of them in an exhibition later on this year.”

The workshop runs from 10am until 4pm and costs £10, including materials. Pre-booking and payment is essential as spaces are limited. Telephone the Cornish Studies Library on 01209 216 760 to book a space or for more information.

Cornwall Council’s Archives and Cornish Studies Service is made up of the Cornwall Record Office in Truro and the Cornish Studies Library in Redruth. Together, they are home to hundreds of thousands of manuscripts, maps, photographs and books related to Cornwall's history. The service is dedicated to celebrating and promoting this written and printed heritage and ensuring that it is well preserved and available so that individuals and communities, now and in the future, have access to these fantastic collections.

You can find the Archives and Cornish Studies Service on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @kresenkernow.