The Arts Foundation has been host to numerous diverse events over the last ten years. Behind each event, there has been enthusiasm, hard work, and differing degrees of experience but all have been enjoyable and have enhanced the use of the Studio Gallery to its benefit.
Part of the success of the arts foundation has been the recognition of the fact that the Studio Gallery (the old Foresters Hall) is a unique space in a unique position overlooking the harbour and one of the few spaces in the village capable of holding events or hosting meetings, older members of the community remember dancing on the stage or seeing Brenda as Peter Pan.
In our time we have had numerous music events, whether acoustic music evenings with Corncrow, Mike Jelly songs for Working People, gypsy jazz with the Manic Mineur Swing Trio or more recently as the venue of our Sound and Vision sessions featuring Kris Dollimore and the launch of his new CD "No Ghosts in this House", quite a coup as he has appeared on "Later with Jules Holland". We promise our next venue night will be equally as exciting. Perhaps one of the more unusual requests was to act as the changing room for the Orchestra of the Polperro Proms in the Harbour.
Theatre has loomed large, making use of our inherited stage from the Foresters Hall days, Educating Rita by the Pepperpot players, Scavel An Gow With their dramatic poetry and story telling and Open Mike Poetry nights for the Polperro Festival.
Fund raising events have included our very own Race Night featuring the "Totopoly Horses" no less! Fun Auctions and the launch of various Art Exhibitions. We have also raised funds and awareness for dolphins after a lecture and book signing by Dr. Horace Dobbs founder of International Dolphin Watch.
Very close to our hearts have been the numerous workshops we have organised and hosted, Art, Craft, Childrenís, School, Life Drawing, Batik, Dance, Circle Dancing, Banner and Flag, Music Mixing (with a professional deck), childrenís fairy wand making (followed by a walk in the enchanted woods) and Didgeridoo! Something for everyone and enjoyed by all participants.
We canít have a mention of events and activities without mentioning the various organisations that have at one time or another used the Arts Foundation. The Polperro Festival Committee, The Village Plan Appraisal Committee, The Royal Lifeboat Assoc. and Creative Partnerships Cornwall. We are very proud to have been associated with them all.