News and Blog

Discarded Plastic Given New Life

Written by Y7 Cornwall News reporters Josh, Isaac and Zack   Ian Falconer started the company Fishy Filaments in 2016, a year later he was awarded special funding to continue realising his vision. Subsequently, Ian told us that he has been able to supply, “over […]

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Tourism in Cornwall: Is there more for young people?

by Y7 News Young Report – Ella Brooks Richards. After being Deputy Mayor for two years due to the pandemic, Councillor Richard Pears has been elected as Mayor of St Austell. He is in his mid-thirties and is one of the youngest Mayors in Cornwall. […]

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Think Developing Countries are the Worst Plastic offenders? Think again, says one of ZSL’s top marine scientists

A brederowgh bos broyow usi ow tisplegya an gwettha offendyoryon plastek?  Brederewgh arta, yn-medh onan a’n pennwodhonydhyon morek ZSL.   G7 nations are the world’s worst polluters, and the solution can lie only with us. By Mareme Diop Walking through the plastic-ridden streets of Dakar, […]

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Podcast, S3 E1 Words in a Time of Lockdown: John Wedgewood Clarke

In season three, episode one, I catch up with poet, senior lecturer in creative writing at Exeter University, and community arts project leader John Wedgewood Clarke. John grew up in West Penwith and reflects on the diverse and complex cultural landscape of his childhood, from […]

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The Story Operatives for Kneehigh’s Random Acts of Art

Clay country natives Edward Rowe and Olivia Lowry, along with fellow writer Wyl Menmuir, have been digging for stories, old and new, real and imagined, and degrees in between in Roche and Pentewan.  These were shared in May through random acts of distribution in both […]

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Writing Twisted Tales with ‘Owdyado Theatre – a funded course on writing for the stage in partnership with The Writers’ Block and The Minack Theatre

Deadline for applications: Sunday 20th June Available places on this course: 10   ‘Owdyado Theatre love twisted tales. Compelling stories, often dark in tone, that draw the audience in then thrill them with an unexpected plot twist! (‘Owdyado are big fans The Twilight Zone and […]

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G7- Young People’s News Hub in Falmouth

Not only home to the International Media Centre, Falmouth will be hosting a group of young journalists from across Cornwall during the G7 weekend, ready to pick up and report stories of both international and local interest. Part of Cornwall Council’s Y7 activity, The Writers’ […]

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Map Making and Journeying with the Young Writers

Our May Young Writers’ Zoom workshop saw the return of a few familiar faces, and a number of newcomers. Inspired by the approach that the government is taking to lifting lockdown restrictions, we decided to play with the concept of maps and journeys. Whether imagined […]

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Tin and Travellers – check your letterboxes and listen to these audio stories

As part of the Tin Coast project, The Story Republic has commissioned new stories from Penwith writers Annamaria Murphy and Jowan Jacobs exploring those that left and  those that stayed in St Just as well as the impact of the landscape on their lives, and […]

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The Story Republic Development & Work Opportunity for Emerging Performers

  The Story Republic is an ensemble of performers with a passion for story, poetry and song with a strong Cornish flavour.  In a typical summer, the Story Republicans will perform at events and festivals, as well as part of more focussed projects and commissions. […]

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