100 Community and Dramatic Arts Event

by lgh in Pentewan

We did it
On 2nd May 2014 we successfully raised £7,560 with 76 supporters in 42 days

A large scale, dramatic community event on 3/8/14 commemorating the outbreak of WW1 in Cornwall for up to 20,000 people.

by lgh in Pentewan

 

100: The Day our World Changed

"They say we die twice, the first time when our body dies and the second time when the last person to remember us dies." Bill Mitchell

The Lost Gardens of Heligan and WildWorks Theatre are collaborating to create ’100: The day our world changed’, a large scale community and arts event being held in Cornwall on August 3rd 2014. This dawn to dusk powerful and emotional experience will move from the harbour in Mevagissey to the sweeping fields of Heligan and also take place in the local parishes of Mevagissey, St Ewe and Gorran Haven. We will be commemorating the outbreak of WW1. We will tell the stories of local people going to war and those that were left behind, real lives 100 years ago in local communities.

The event will begin at dawn with performers, artists and community participants.

The theatre and music will commence in Mevagissey in the morning with brass bands and local choirs performing music specially composed for the event. A theatre will be staged on the quay and then the story will move through the town, re-telling the stories of local people going to war and introducing you to Jack, a young gardener...

Later the spectacle will move to The Lost Gardens of Heligan, where there will be musical performances,  theatre and entertainment for all. This is a family event. Gardeners will be working as they would 100 years ago, there will be a traditional harvest picnic and storytelling with dramatic backdrops created by the poppy field, traditional bandstand and the estate of Heligan. 

The day will follow the story of Jack's decision to enlist for WW1 like many Heligan staff 100 years ago. It will end at dusk, back in the local parishes. The last post will be played.

We need your help to set the scene for this one off community event. We need your help so that we can

Sow the poppy seeds

Work with local people to create memory boxes and special flags for the day

Create the music for local choirs and bands to perform

All of these will be an essential backdrop to this extraordinary event telling the lives of local people and 'Jack'. 

This is event is a project created by the Lost Gardens of Heligan and WildWorks. 

 

We are so pleased that FEAST have awarded us with £1000 towards our crowdfunding target. Please keep helping us by spreading the word. 

Project update - Wednesday 9th April

 Ploughing at The Lost Gardens

We are thrilled to announce that we're almost half way there. We'd like to take this opportunity to those of you who have donated already but there's still a long way to go.

Please help us spread the word about this unique World War One centenary project by telling your friends, family and colleagues via word of mouth, text, e-mail, social media and any other ways that you can think of.We've now added the option to donate just £1 to enable more people to help us fund this project.Our award winning show garden at the recent Cornwall Garden Society Spring Flower Show at Boconnoc raised over £200 for the project through prize money and plant sales!

The Lost Gardens at Boconnoc!

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£1 or more

£1 Reward

Your reward will be the warm feeling for contributing to such a great project.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

This will buy a packet of poppy seeds to sow in the field. We will send you a special thank you email.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

This will buy 2 packets of poppy seeds to sow in the field. We will send you an handwritten thank you card from a gardener at The Lost Gardens of Heligan.

£15 or more

14 of 100 claimed

£15 Reward

This will buy a cd of the music, recorded on the day and sent to you after the event.

£25 or more

6 of 50 claimed

£25 Reward

This will buy material for us to make 4 flags. These flags will be used as memory flags for the local community and will be visible in the fields around Heligan during August. You will get a thank you on a special page on our website.

£50 or more

3 of 50 claimed

£50 Reward

Heligan 100 Package. This will buy a packet of poppy seeds to sow in the field, a signed copy of the Heligan Guide Book and a complimentary ticket to use at The Lost Gardens of Heligan. You will get a thank you on a special page on our website.

£100 or more

11 of 50 claimed

£100 Reward

This reward will buy a centenary pass to The Lost Gardens of Heligan. This is unlimited entry for one person to the garden for 5 years.

£250 or more

1 of 5 claimed

£250 Reward

This reward will buy a chance to be a VIP gardener for the day at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, including lunch and a tour from Candy Smit, Artistic Director.

£1,000 or more

0 of 2 claimed

£1,000 Reward

This reward will buy a unique chance to visit The Lost Gardens of Heligan for a day, have a tour and lunch with Tim Smit. You will be presented with a signed copy of his book and a Heligan Hamper on the day.

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