Cornish artist Callum Mitchell has been collecting stories from the Tin Coast to create an original film and artwork.

The film will be screened in a cliff top cinema near Botallack, St Just, built in collaboration with Falmouth University Architecture department and students.

Set within the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site, the Tin Coast is a place of many contrasts, rich in wildlife and geological riches, mining remains scattered along the coast remind us how tin and copper shaped the landscape and lives of those who live here throughout the ages.

‘Gorthwedh’ is Cornish for contrast and the name of this new art project commissioned by the National Trust and funded by Arts Council England. Reflecting the area’s industrial past, its social changes and meaning to residents and visitors today.

Callum Mitchell, a Cornish-born artist, was chosen to take on the challenge of creating a new installation and work.

By asking “Why is this place is special to you?” Callum follows the lives of seven residents in this unique industrial landscape, as part of his original film approximately 45 minutes long.

Tickets are now available to book seats for one of the 10 intimate screenings of Gorthwedh.

Opening on Saturday, November 9, with a Q&A with the artist, screenings run on weekends and Wednesdays until December 1.

Due to the size of the cliff-top cinema spaces are limited – to reserve a seat book via Botallack website

Filmed on a clockwork camera by cinematographer Mark Jenkins, who has recently received acclaim for his filming of BAIT, Gorthwedh film has a fitting textural feel and beautiful atmospheric score composed by Rick Williams.

Callum said: “Gorthwedh is a fragmented portrait of place and a glimpse into the lives of some of the contrasting personalities that make up the communities of St Just and Pendeen. It is an impressionistic attempt to capture something of the spirit and atmosphere of the Tin Coast area, seen through the eyes of some of the people who call it home.

"There was no script and no agenda, my one aim was to turn the focus on some of those who are not usually given the opportunity to have their voices heard, to simply listen to people and attempt to engage them in an open conversation about their lives and how they feel about the place where they live.”

Nestled into Kenidjack quarry, in an area once known as ‘the edge o’ beyond’ a new temporary installation will be built both as a cinema and scenic lookout.

Built in collaboration with Falmouth University’s Tom Ebdon and students from the BA (Hons) Architecture course, the installation will be free to visit between November 9 and December 1.

For more information on its location visit Botallack Count House Workshop between 11am – 3pm, open seven days a week. Book tickets for film screenings via