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Hello from The Tolmen Centre

We are still shut down and there is no clue when we shall start to open up again. Sad but true… and lets hope it’s not too far off.

In the meantime, our Art Department (ie Sally and Tracey!) have come up with a sort of ‘activity project’ for anyone with time on their hands and a bit of artistic energy.  Here it is:   all you have to do is create something – on paper or online – faintly linked to the big Tolmen Centre window. Then send it to the special email address shown below.

It’s hoped that this will lead to an outside exhibition in the Tolmen Centre porch in August and also on our website www.tolmencentre.co.uk

So join in and have a go!   Some hints and tips from Sally and Tracey are below.

Best wishes to all

Charlie and Barbara  and the Tolmen team

‘Through the Window’

a Tolmen Centre creative project for all ages.

We hope the theme will be a creative springboard, which can be broadly interpreted in any medium. The view through the window can be real, remembered or imagined; past, present, or future.

Looking out or looking in, unrestricted by lockdown…….. It could even be a design for a stained-glass window. You could also draw the wall surrounding the window, it could be an old stone wall or interesting wallpaper….

Click here for an image of the big window at the Tolmen Centre. Right-click, download and print out at A4 to use as a framework/starting point for your artwork. If you are using paint, it’s a good idea to print the image onto thin card or reasonably thick paper. The ‘art tip’ is to draw across the window bars and then go over them with a dark pen.

Things are uncertain at the moment, but an outdoor exhibition in the porch over the August Bank holiday would be fun, we would also like to show a selection on the website. Let us know if you are taking part, by emailing a picture of your work any time before 15 August, so that we can contact you about the exhibition. The email address is: cectoc54@gmail.com

Also if you use Instagram, please tag @tolmencentre and hashtag #tolmencentre and #throughthewindow.

With the artist’s permission, once the weekend is over, we would like to choose 5 designs to be made into cards which would be for sale in the museum to go towards the renovation of the Tolmen Centre windows. Each individual artist would be credited on the card.

Look forward to seeing your work!

The Tolmen Centre is at the heart of village life in Constantine, Cornwall. Many residents and friends enjoy events here; a wide and loyal audience has developed for the varied arts programme, and the Centre has built up an excellent reputation in the Cornish arts community.

Miracle, Cube, Cscape, and Pipeline theatre companies are regular visitors both to perform and to develop new work.

Look for the Café Tolmen sign. We’re usually open for meals from 6pm when there’s an event at the Centre. Please call us on 01326 341353 to pre-book your meal.

The Tolmen Centre is a not-for-profit organisation entirely run by volunteer help – no-one gets paid for their time. This creates a rather special ethos around the place – and allows us to be ambitious in what we promote and undertake.

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