Museum Takeover

On the 22nd November Penlee House Gallery and Museum are opening the gallery for an exclusive arts extravaganza. From 6:30 pm until 9:00 pm there will be a spectacular showcase of  poetry, dance and music. Refreshments will be available.

The event is part of Museum Takeover Day, a national initiative which encourages young people to participate actively in their local museum by taking a venue over, putting on events and bringing fresh ideas. The Penlee event is being run by six Year 9 students  and will form part of their Silver Arts Award.

It will also be your last chance to see the art of Graham Sutherland: From Darkness into Light. Sutherland was sent by the War Artists Advisory Committee to record the work of miners and other industrial workers during the war. The art is both spectacular and inspiring, and has certainly inspired the students from Mounts Bay Academy.

The event is open to everyone and is themed around the 40s to fit in with the gallery’s current exhibition. Students will be dressing in 40s costumes, and you may well feel as if you are back in the wartime era. There will be plenty of exciting things to get involved with including: poetry writing, dance and 40s jazz music.

From 10:00 am until 2:00pm students will be working in the gallery to produce original poetry and dance inspired by the artists work.

This is definitely an event that you don’t want to miss. So, if you like art, dance, music or being creative, come along during  the  evening to Penlee House in Penzance.


By Rachel Enston