Night of the Nine Stones
A night of Cornish Performances right in the heart of the Clay Country under the iconic Sky Tip. The set for such an event…. An illuminated Stone Circle installation of course! ‘’A line up of incredible local creatives, laughter and possibly a mishap or two.’’ - Robin Sullivan
@ Temporary Art Space (TAS), West Carclaze.
Treverbyn Sky Tip, Saint Austell PL26 8WE (Site entrance on the A391)
Sat 5th June 2021 6pm - 9pm
(BYO Drinks, Picnics, Camping Chairs etc, the floor is Granite Sand/ Gravel)
For this event Robin has teamed up with friends and associates of Par based Community Arts Group, Covid & Beyond, who have been engaging with local people throughout the Covid-19 pandemic to help improve mental well-being though creative activities and strengthen community bonds. They have been running incredible workshops in Improv, Poetry, Ceramics and Drawing through funding and support from Creative Civic Change, Par Bay.
Their groups, alongside other local musicians and performers will be taking over this temporary installation for an evening of celebrations. Through these performances, and the event as a whole, we will be exploring what community means to us and expressing our collective sense of place.
Stone Circles are usually thought of only as ritualistic sites, Robin’s research reimagines what a ritual site is and instead proposes these sites as Civic Spaces; meeting points bridging the gap between one community and another, a place to learn, share, celebrate and hold both hard and trivial conversations.
The stone circle performances will be based at a DIY temporary art space built for the And Everything And Nothing Has Changed programme by the iconic Sky Tip. It comprises of a shipping container, a temporary scaffold space and a portaloo… as I said DIY.
This isn't a polished event of canapes and red velvet chairs, it’s a camping chair, picnic and bottle of your choosing kind of thing. It’s about getting together outside and supporting wonderful local people doing wonderful things during lockdown. It’s an opportunity to come together and celebrate, to hold conversions in real life away from screens and have a laugh.
The event will be outside and space will be created between the 9 stones for you to pitch up a camping chair (or any chair of your choosing), sit back and enjoy an evening of frivolity!
Due to social distancing there is a limited number of spaces available. We will be sat (On your camping chairs) between the stones, or just in front of them. We can accommodate a group of 8 per area, or this can be split into 2 groups of 3, or a 4 and a 2 etc. Please consider this when booking and feel free to email Hello@robinjamessullivan.com for any questions. Robin has got the fun job of making the seating chart!
We are expecting this event to sell out very quickly so please do book quickly to avoid disappointment.
Also it worth noting that this event is outside, on top of a hill...so do dress appropriately!
Chair of your choosing from home
Food / snacks
A bottle or flask of your choice and something to drink out of…
A sense of excitement for being able to come to an event IN REAL LIFE and support some local creatives doing their thing to make lockdown a brighter and happier place.
All events within the programme are free but limited in capacity. For more information on this event, How to book your place and how you can get involved in the rest of programme go to WWW.ROBINJAMESSULLIVAN.COM or email Robin on Hello@robinjamessullivan.com
The Night of the Nine Stones performance alongside the Willow workshops have been kindly funded by FEAST.
‘And Everything And Nothing Has Changed’ has been made possible with generous support and funding from; Austell Project, the Coastal Communities Fund, Creative Civic Change, Arts Council England, Cornwall Heritage Trust, FEAST, Eco-bos, Imerys, Royal Cornwall Museum, Wheal Martyn Museum, Cornwall College and Cultivator Cornwall.