An update on 26 Places in Cornwall

– Julia Webb-Harvey

Tywardreath, by Steve Barritt

Our 26 Places in Cornwall / 26 Tyller yn Kernow project is beginning to take shape towards its final forms. 

The book: Tom has been working with students from Falmouth University’s Graphic Design team on the book cover and layout. After a little to-ing and fro-ing it’s looking really striking. By the time this newsletter drops, all the images will be back from the photographers. The words have been further polished by Tom and myself on final checks and cross-checks (it’s curious how many saints pop up in different places!).

Thank you to those of you who contributed to the Crowdfunder, which has now closed. We have funds to underwrite the production costs, so the book will go ahead despite us not quite reaching our target. A reminder that every pledge counts when it comes to making 26 projects happen!

The exhibition: An exhibition of the images and the sestudes will run at The Poly, Falmouth 28th February – 4th March. More to follow on that when the Poly updates its marketing. We will have a small celebration for the contributors on 4th March, at The Poly. Details will go directly to them.  

The website: We’re working with Richard on one of his last tasks to help set this up so that the new WebGuru can release content from 28th February. We will run a Social Media campaign revealing each place on consecutive days. We also have a brilliant short essay on the Cornish language, by PhD student Kensa Broadhurst, which ties in ideas of place, name and territory. This will be in the book, and online. 

Copies of the book will be available to buy in the 26 Shop. So if you didn’t buy one via Crowdfunder, you missed the big discount, but you’ll still be able to buy what is going to be a stunning 26 book. 

– Julia Webb-Harvey

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