Pop Up Penzance received funding from FEAST and the CCF towards family workshops
31 October 2016
Pop Up Penzance received funding from FEAST and the CCF towards family workshops in the lead up to the Man Engine Day in Penzance on 5th August. Pop Up Penzance ran two drop-in ‘Tinners’ workshops in the Pop Up shop on Causewayhead in central Penzance. Many passers by dropped in as well as people form various local youth and learning centres.
On the Man Engine Day, Pop Up Penzance created a safe play area for young children accompanied by their families or guardians. Thousands of people in Penzance enjoyed seeing the ‘Tinners’ in the shop windows for the Penzance Town Trail, and hundreds of parents supported their children enjoying art activities in ‘Tinners’ workshops and in the Creation Station on Chapel St.
‘Tinners’ were made from tin cans, recycled and found objects. A cardboard play and invention area was set up to create mining inspired activity, including building giant engine houses. A soft play area was set up for under 5 year olds and a variety of entertainers appeared throughout the day including a juggler who enthralled the children with glass ball juggling.
Some comments from participants:
“Thank you, Pop Up Penzance and all the team for such a wonderful day on Friday for the Man Engine. It was a very happy day and along with many others I'm sure, I shall never forget the Man Engine in Market Jew Street. Penzance did the marvellous puppet proud.“
“Just wanted to say we had a fantastic day yesterday. The atmosphere was amazing and can see how much effort had gone in to make it a great success. Well done!”
Pop Up Penzance was set up in June 2013 to do something about the dismal empty shops in Penzance and to bring new and fun activities into the heart of town.