This Sunday head to the Cornish Mining Key Centre at Heartlands for a Cornish day of celebration!
Looking for the perfect way to end Speak Cornish Week? Heartlands in Pool; Cornwall’s first free cultural playground and community centre, will be hosting ‘Gool Kernewek’ a fun filled day celebrating Cornish culture.
The day will start Sunday July 1st with a 10am park run followed by a Cornish celebration from 11am – 4pm. There will be singing, dancing and children’s activities. You will be able to enjoy a tour of a double decker Tinner Bus and there will be a wealth of stalls with a range of talented people showcasing their crafts, art and businesses.
The day will be filled with Cornish culture and heritage in a site which is a shining example of how our mining history can serve the local and wider community in the modern world. The site was not always as polished as it is now; by 2007 it had suffered considerably from neglect and whilst having great historical significance was vulnerable to further damage through vandalism.
This all changed when Heartlands was awarded a £22.3 million grant from the Big Lottery fund’s Living Landmarks programme. The site subsequently underwent years of decontamination and conservation works and was opened as a free to the public community facility in 2013.
It has a huge range of interactive and engaging features including the Diaspora Botanical Gardens, community work space, an Adventure Playground and the World Heritage Exhibition, explaining the history and heritage behind Heartlands and the wider World Heritage Site; there is something to suit every age and interest.
There is also the Red River Café serving fresh local produce in a Grade II* Listed building, where you will no doubt be able to get a delicious pasty on Sunday!
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