Have you ever wondered how much our area has changed over time? This fascinating exhibition, curated by members of Penlee's Photographic Volunteers group, may hold some of the answers. Taking as its inspiration John Blight's pioneering guide of 1861, 'A Week at Land's End', the exhibition takes the visitor on an intriguing tour following in the footsteps of Nineteenth and early Twentieth Century tourists. A selection of new photographs, specially commissioned for this show, will be shown alongside the historic work, revealing some surprising truths about the changes to West Penwith over the years.
Picture credit ‘Sea Dreams (Mousehole Harbour), by Geraldine Underell, c.1940s
Exhibition sponsored by
See our Exhibitions page for more on this and a list of past and future exhibitions
Monday 19 January, 7.30pm. Friends of Penlee Evening Lecture: Martin Nixon, 'Penzance Pleasure Grounds'. Please telephone 01736363625 to book your place.
Saturday 17 January: Inverted Images. Make your own negative image with some of our special paper.
Saturday 24 January: Fancy Frames. Using Collage, create your own frame for your favourite picture or photograph.
Saturday 31 January: Fold a Fish. Come and learn about Cornwall's fisher folk, and make and decorate your own fish using origami.
Monday 16 February, 7.30pm. Friends of Penlee Evening Lecture: Martin Page, 'Working Gold in the Bronze Age'. Please telephone 01736363625 to book your place.
Saturday 7 February: Mini Rag Rugs. Come and have a go at making a mini version of the rag rugs people used to furnish their homes.
Saturday 14 February: Radiant Roses. To celebrate Valentine's Day, craft a rose that can last forever using tissue paper and pipe cleaners.
Saturday 21 February: Through the Window. Be inspired by our stained glass window to create your own using coloured cellophane and card.
Saturday 28 February: Fantastic Flags. With St Piran's Day approaching, make your own Cornish flag to wave on the 5th of March.