Past Projects



St Austell Library, Cornwall: Thursday 27th - Saturday 29th November 2014

A project between artist/filmmaker Joanna Mayes, Cornwall Libraries and a number of South West artists. 

This three day programme gives you the chance to explore your local library through film, music and performance. 

At the library: 27-29th November 2014 Thursday, Friday (10am - 5.00pm), Saturday morning (10am - 1pm)

PLUS: Special Late Opening for Talk and Performance of our temporary Ukele Orchestra (see below) led by jazz musicians from Michelson Morley (see below)

at 5.30 pm Friday 28th November 2014. Please come along (no charge)!

Timetable of Events at St Austell Library: 

Joanna Mayes 
Water Wonders 
Thurs 27/Fri 28/ Sat 29 November
Cost: FREE
Artist/filmmaker Joanna Mayes has been researching local heritage sites including Menacuddle Well, Carn Grey granite quarry and Carglaze Pit. 

Along the way she has taken standard 8mm and 16mm film. Joanna will be hand processing some of the film in the library, using instant coffee, washing soda, vitamin C and salt (caffenol). 

If you are interested in eco-processing of moving image or stills, or getting a glimpse into the world of the contemporary artist/filmmaker come in and chat to Joanna about her work. 

There will also be recipe sheets and tips on how to turn your kitchen into an eco-processing centre with no nasty chemicals. in association with

Jo Salter 
Adventurous Drawing 
Thurs 27/Fri 28/ Sat 29 November
Cost: FREE
Jo Salter, a Lostwithiel-based artist, invites library visitors to join him at his Doodle Desk  – no skill required, all materials free!  
Taking inspiration from library books, drop in, grab some paper and a pen, and head to the Doodle Desk. 

This is a chance to try out the methods used by artists to disorientate themselves and 'free up' their drawing. 

Jo will encourage you to lose your drawing inhibitions in this fun and surprising event. Suitable for all ages.

Michelson Morley 
The Temporary Ambient Ukulele Orchestra of St Austell (!)
Date: Friday 28 November 
Workshop time: 1pm - 5pm Open rehearsal
Talk and Performance time: 5.30pm

Cost: FREE
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Could you be part of a temporary ukulele group? Only enthusiasm required…
Members of experimental jazz group Michelson Morley (Jake McMurchie of Get The Blessing on saxophone / Mark Whitlam on drums and electronics) 

will be working with local ukulele group SOUP, and anyone else who would like to join them, to develop an ambient soundtrack for St Austell library. 

Jake and Mark will take inspiration from music held in the library’s Performing Arts Collection as well as the (now hidden) Carclaze Mine underwater canal, 

using St Austell library’s own set of ukuleles… or bring your own! 

Alternatively, if taking part doesn’t appeal, please join us for the talk and performance (with live visuals from Joanna Mayes).

 Michelson Morley 
Ambient Adventures
Date: Saturday 29 November 
Time: 10-1 Open rehearsal 
Cost: FREE

Michelson Morley musicians invite you to join them as they develop the ambient soundtrack made with Loop the Loop’s temporary Ukulele Orchestra of St Austell. If you play an instrument, feel free to bring it and contribute to the creation of a piece of work. in association with St Austell Jazz

Loop the loop is a series of events inspired by books, research and local heritage. 

 For further details please  visit  


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Funded by Arts Council England and FEAST. Supported by Cornwall Council, Mayes Creative, Restormel Arts, Cinestar and

Multicultural Week


 Design: Charlotte Ryall

Restormel Arts consultant Phil Webb liaised with Luxulyan School and Restormel Extended Services to put together an exciting week of multicultural workshops for children, parents and families at Luxulyan School. The workshops were led by professional artists from Africa and China and offered storytelling, music, singing, African dance and traditional Chinese painting.        The free workshops were open to Luxulyan school children and their families as well as other residents of the village.

Mon 23rd to Fri 27th November 2009 

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