Midsummer Celebration June 23rd 2018

The Museum will be holding its second annual Midsummer Celebration on Saturday June 23rd this year.  

From 12 noon there will be dancing outside the Museum (please let it be better weather than last year – see photos below!).  The dancing will be led by Merv and Alison Davey (the Cornish pipers) who will teach us all how to do traditional Cornish dances to celebrate the Sun.

We are also delighted to be working with Victoria Musson this year.  Victoria will be creating wonderful pieces for us from straw and hay and flowers.  She will be working outside the Museum from Wednesday June 20th until Saturday June 23rd.  Just a glimpse at what she has planned for this year: decorating our wishing well and the bridge in the Harbour, creating solar wheels to float in the sea and headdresses for people to wear, creating a Goddess figure from hay and straw to oversee proceedings.  


As it gets darker, we plan to have some fire activities including fire dancers and a bonfire (well it is Midsummer!)  

There will be demonstrations, rituals and talks on the day and in the days leading up to the event.  It should be superb and we cannot thank the people involved for their time, skill and enthusiasm.  Thanks also to the National Trust (who own the land in the Harbour) for supporting this event.  

Fuller details including timings for the day will be released closer to the event.  

Watch a video about last year’s event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8fn6y0fTHg