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Pasty Day Success!

Did you manage to make it to our Mini Pasty Day on Saturday? We loved it and hoped you did too. After the disappointment of having to cancel the 3-day International Mining and Pasty Festival, due to the death of our Queen, the Engagement team rallied around to bring some activities to the fantastic Town Market Day.

The day kicked off at 10am and we were joined by some wonderful people. We work with the brilliant Redruth Revival and Redruth Chamber of Commerce to set up the Town Markets, and we filled the Buttermarket, Market Hall and Market Strand with music, stalls and Pasty competitions. Our fantastic friends from Tough Dough created an interactive creative workshop in Market Way for children and young people to make a Miner’s helmet which displayed their hopes and aspirations for the future and once again Murdoch House opened its doors for coffee and cake, plus extra special Cornish language workshops from An Kylgh Kernewek.

Later we were joined by the fabulously entertaining, Hotch Potch, who set up a Circus skills space with a tight rope, stilts, and other delightfully fun things for all to enjoy. Jon Martin Magic provided some impressive close-up magic tricks, we’re still baffled as to how he does it! There was also the always charming, vintage carousel on Fore Street, which was enjoyed by many children throughout the day.

Redruth Library was busy and bustling as part of the Fun Palaces weekend with a workshop from local artist Vicki Aimer, bringing with her Catherine’s Cabinet of Curiosities, named after an incredible Redruth local from history who was passionate about growing trees and food to feed the community as well as the beauty in nature and our surroundings. Participants were able to take away their very own sunflower seed planted in a compostable pot.

It was a busy day for all and we heard around the town that Redruth actually sold out of pasties that day! How amazing is that!

And the day didn’t end there. At 4pm we gathered at the Miner statue with Cobweb Tours and Redruth Festival Band to begin a story and music walk up to Wheal Uny, hearing intriguing and sometimes gruesome stories from Redruth’s rich mining history before smoking the stacks in tribute to the miners. An incredible atmospheric and moving end to a wonderful day.

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