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Remembering Bill Mitchell 1951 – 2017

Our Dear friend and neighbour Bill Mitchell died on this day last year and we have been remembering him today in various special ways. Firstly, here is my Welly Dog, left to me by Bill, seen here with Tulips.

Welly Dog with Tulips

Bill was an artist as well as a theatre director and painted a particular area in West Penwith most weeks. Each of his friends was invited after his death to choose a painting which was a very lovely thing. Today, many of his friends came down to Botallack where the paintings were made and we walked all around in Bill’s footsteps, following his paintings through the landscape, all the while sharing memories of this lovely man.

Click on any photo for a bigger version and the caption. To read more about our lovely friend and neighbour, click here to read my post dedicated to him last year.https://mybeautfulthings.com/2017/05/03/bill-mitchell-our-friend-next-door-2121951-1442017/

 

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St Petersburg Ballet – Swan Lake

From the programme

On stage at The Hall for Cornwall

The live orchestra

What a brilliant evening that was! Thanks Sue, for your company and KJ and L, for the ticket for my birthday – a real treat.

 

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Boat and Vivaldi by Candlelight

I could only stay for half tonight’s Inglehearts’ session as we were booked to see Vivaldi by Candlelight at The Hall for Cornwall. In the corridor at the school was another paper sculpture lantern – The Troon.

Troon boat

We thoroughly enjoyed the concert by The Locrian Ensemble.

The stage

From the programme

The locrian Ensemble - photo by Nadia Hubbard.

The Locrian Ensemble – photo by Nadia Hubbard

 

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Exhibition, Bee and Butterfly

The Cornish Studies Library in Redruth now has our Perthi Kov Exhibition of the people we researched for  ‘Until the Day Break’, all  put together by Lesley Trotter and me and designed by Anna Oliver. It looks good in this venue! If you are local, go in and have a look. If you are from somewhere else in the world, please click on the photo to be able to read about our fascinating characters.

Bees and butterflies are enjoying our Agapanthus flowers as are we.

Honey bee on Agapanthus

Large White butterfly on Agapanthus

Agapanthus with Crocosmia

 

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A Very Special Wedding

Here is a gallery of photos from last Monday when Mydd and Josh celebrated their marriage at Godrevy Beach, Cornwall. Click on any photo for detail. It was a day so full of love that it was tangible. The air was alive with love and laughter, smiles and serenity. May their life together be long and happy and full of beauty.

 

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Wolf’s Child by WildWorks

If you live in Cornwall, please go to see this amazing show in Trelawarren – it touches every part of your soul…. Wolf’s Child by WildWorks.

A scene from Wolf’s Child

The following is from today’s Guardian newspaper – the ten best theatre shows to see this summer.

2 Wolf’s Child
Bill Mitchell, the founder of Wildworks, a company specialising in creating theatre in which the natural landscape is an integral part of the experience, died earlier this year. He was a theatre visionary and his legacy lives on in this reworked version of a show first seen at the Norfolk & Norwich festival in 2015. This is theatre that encourages you to stray from the path, even when wolves lurk in the wilderness. Their howls hang in the air in this story that follows a wolf mother and her wards.
Trelowarren Estate, Helston, 11-30 July

Here I write about the wonderful Bill Mitchell – https://mybeautfulthings.com/2017/05/03/bill-mitchell-our-friend-next-door-2121951-1442017/

 

 

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A Magazine Article for You

We have been working in the garden all day and my camera has been left untouched but the garden looks a lot better – hedges trimmed, slabs swept, last pots planted up and rubbish all taken to the dump.  Instead of my photos, here today is the article that appeared in the May edition of Cornwall Today about our production ‘Until the Day Break’. Click on any photo to make the writing clearer.

Frontispiece for the article

Carn Brea Castle on 1st page

Bigger words

Next two pages

page 3

Page 4

Last pages

Easier to read

 

 

 

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