It’s time to discover what’s possible when culture, place and environment take centre stage. Together, we can leave a legacy of creative brilliance, shared humanity and collective change. Come on in. Cornwall City of Culture 2025.
Inclusive experiences for all to engage in and wonder at
Tropical Pressure is small and special, welcoming just 3000 ticket-holders to a stunning grassy site overlooking the sea at Porthtowan, Cornwall each July. The festival programmes 3 days of music, food and workshops that celebrate the cultures of Latin America, Africa and the Caribbean.
In October 2021, prior to the start of COP26, The Eden Project launched a 90-second film urging all ‘earthlings’ to come together to create a better future for the planet. The film – which features nearly 300 solar powered illuminated drones, addresses everyone from individual citizens to world leaders and asks that they take note of the final warning and call to action being issued to them.
Queer Kernow shares previously hidden or overlooked queer narratives within Cornish history, aiming to engage with the contemporary LGBTQ community and share their stories to create an ongoing legacy of queer history in Cornwall, from prehistory to the present day
Tate St Ives overlooks Porthmeor Beach in St Ives, exhibiting work by modern British artists with links to the St Ives area. The Tate also took over management of another museum in the town, the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, in 1980.
Part of the FEAST Shout LOUDER projects created around COP26 from artists taking the opportunity to get world leaders to consider the existential threat to our planet of climate change. Sophie Miller’s project raises awareness of the damage of industrial fishing to the planet.
A 40ft metal tin miner masterminded by Golden Tree Productions, commissioned by the Cornwall Mining World Heritage Site as the centrepiece of their 2016 ‘Tinth’ anniversary programme. Awarded ‘Best Arts Project 2016’ by The National Lottery, the Man Engine celebrated Cornwall’s rich mining heritage and was witnessed by nearly 150,000 people over ten days.
With a low-wage economy, high levels of disability, hidden diversity and rural isolation limiting opportunities, Cornwall has the chance with City of Culture 2025 to inspire people, enhance social inclusion, and improve the health and wellbeing of everyone who calls Cornwall ‘home’.
With a connection to the Celtic nations and a global diaspora, plus world-class capabilities in technology and connectivity, Cornwall City of Culture 2025 has an exciting opportunity to deepen Cornwall’s relationship to the world and create an economy that will prosper.
As one of the first regions in the UK to declare a Climate Emergency with a legacy vision to become a ‘creative and carbon-neutral economy by 2030’, we have the chance to continue our fight against climate change and model a better way for culture and economy to thrive in a way that doesn’t cost the earth.
Another Hurling of the Silver Ball was part of an ongoing series of public art projects developed by Tate St Ives for, and with, the town of St Ives.
for all to wonder at