Our new programme, ‘We Are Shining’, celebrates Cornwall’s long traditions of welcoming strangers, of community and outdoor performance.
WE ARE SHINING is a year-long journey inspired by the travels of Pytheas, the Greek explorer. A sailor, geographer, astronomer … and the first person to circumnavigate and document the British Isles in 320BC, mapping out the land of Belerion, ‘The Shining Land’, which we now call Cornwall.
What would an explorer find when arriving from the great blue beyond today?
How would we describe ourselves? Our history and myths, our character, our everydayness and our rarity? What do we value and who do we want to share it with?
With fantastical imagery, story, song, immersive experiences, fire, pride, passion and laughter, this programme will explore, probe and re-imagine what this ‘Shining Land’ means for us.