To bring our 2016 new ‘Valley Tales & Trails’ temporary exhibition to life, we are calling out for stories from local people who experienced the life and times of PK (shorthand for Porthcurno) in any way. If you have stories that you’d like to share (no matter how big or small) or you are interested to hear from others that do, we’d love for you to join us at this special Ideas Cafè talk on Wednesday 6th January. Your stories may have the chance of starring in the Museum’s new temporary exhibition.
If you lived in the area from the 1950’s – 1990’s and have anecdotes from the life and times of PK, from the exile sporting antics to the impact on the local economy, or you’d simply like to hear about what life was like in Porthcurno during this period, head along to this talk. Bring memories, photos, a listening ear and mementos and spend the evening sharing and reflecting with others that share a love and a passion for Cornwall’s heritage.
The evening will be hosted by John Wallis, who is a volunteer at the Museum and leading the collection of stories for the temporary exhibition. At 7pm, John will introduce some short films from the archives, followed by three special guest speakers that will kick start the memory sharing. John Packer (joined the training college in the 50s and is now the Museum’s Honorary Curator), Malcolm Williams (a local from Sennen who worked at the College in the 80s) and Ian Groves (a past student) will be leading the discussions. Following this, there will be an opportunity tolisten or share stories in small groups or one-on-one.
Entry is free, with a voluntary contribution welcomed but not mandatory. The proceedings will start from 6.30pm at the Museum’s Clore Learning Space. On arrival, park in the Museum’s car park for free, and head to the Clore Learning Space (adjacent to the car park).
The Telegraph Museum Porthcurno Ideas Cafe’s is a lecture & talk series designed especially for adults. Taking place in the Clore Learning Space, the popular Ideas Cafè aims to inspire surprise and tantalize the curious adult-mind. Each event in this popular series centres on a different theme, from animal communication to shipwrecks and tends to be held in the Clore Learning Space.