Wed09Mar20227:30 pmSt Austell Arts Centre, Truro Road, St Austell, PL25 5HJ
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Live performance and new films created as response to Cornwall’s role in hosting the G7 summit
What is its legacy?
We're inviting everyone to join us for an evening of live performance, film, and debate, developed by creative partners Hall for Cornwall, Creative Kernow, Wildworks and Screen Cornwall.
The show has 6 performers : Elaine Claxton, Steve Jacobs, Cat Lake, Charlotte Bister, Bec Applebee & Berry Cruse. They will give readings of material written by locally based writers. There will also be a number of new, short, commissioned films screened on the night.
The second part of the evening is a panel for discussion: what’s next for St Austell in response to the G7?
This event was commissioned by Cornwall Council in partnership with the Cabinet Office, Arts
Council England and National Heritage Lottery Fund.
All tickets: £10.00
Sat30Jul20227:30 pmSt Austell Arts Theatre
Film : 'St. Just Ordinalia'
In September, 2021, at the historic site of Plen an Gwari, St Just, there was a series of open-air repertory performances of all three Ordinalia plays (Origo Mundi, The Passion and The Resurrection).
The epic production gave audiences an opportunity, if desired, to join in with Cornish Language, dancing and sea-song sessions, watch Cornish wrestling, listen to the history of St Just's Plen an Gwari and to wander along the town trails and heritage walks.
The cast perfectly created and delivered the aim of the original plays to impress the Christian bible stories on the local population. With creative, moving, dramatic, witty and farcical scenes adapted from the original by local playwright Pauline Sheppard, the actors, supported by a 34-strong choir, performed at the top of their game.
Over 150 costumes were designed and made for the cast. A team of 27 set builders helped to create and build the set and, in all, over 230 volunteers helped to make the dream a reality.
Watch the trailer for this epic production, below.
The film version being shown of this unique occasion includes scenes from each of the three plays,complete with an introduction, interviews and other special features.
This is your opportunity to re-live this remarkable event, or to experience for the first time, this extraordinary celebration of Cornish heritage and culture.
'The spirit of St Just's Ordinalia should be bottled up and made available on the NHS!' ; Ted Lean, Project Director
'This was a successful, major community event that could not fail to arouse intense admiration and not a little envy from any outsider' ; Professor Sally Mackey, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Door Open and Licensed Bar from 7.00pm. Film screening starts at 7.30pm
( Running times is 125 minutes including an interval )
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