From 18th December to 24th December The Tre Project – Rediscovering Cornwall & Isles of Scilly through archive film will screen locally donated archive films of Cornwall and Isles of Scilly at PZ Gallery Penzance.  Cornish wrestling in Canonstown in the 60’s, Padstow Obby Oss in the 70’s, snowy days on Scilly in the 50’s, demolition of power stacks in Hayle 1981 are just some of the insights to living in the most westerly part of the UK.

Fishing for crab & lobster in Penberth 1963


A special event will also be held on Tuesday 21st December from 7.30pm at the PZ Gallery in conjunction with Montol.  The evening will bring together Cornish archive films, live music, heritage and mulled wine.

“We’ve collated over 7 hours of local material which is amazing – showing Cornwall & the Islands as you’ve never seen them before!  The evening will show the best of that archive and will be screened daily during the week at the gallery” says Barbara Santi, director of awen productions cic.  “We’ve also recently been working with BBC Video Nation and CSV making short films with the community about Penzance High Street which accompanies the BBC1 series ‘Turn Back Time – The High Street’.  The 21st Dec event will be the Premier of our films and entry will be free.”

7.30pm Premier of BBC Video Nation/CSV/awen productions cic short films
8pm Screening of local archive films
9pm Screening of local films + live music by local legends
Death by Skiffle (4 piece jazz skiffle ensemble)
11pm Lighting of bonfire followed by
Screening of local films + live music by Death by Skiffle (4 piece jazz skiffle ensemble)

IOS boat 1950's/60's


To compliment the screening, The PZ Gallery will be holding an exhibition of Cornish landscapes. Featuring emotive paintings by Ann Coupar and the captivating photography of Charles Roff.

Opening on Saturday the 18th of December and Closing on Friday the 24th; PZ Gallery shall be open daily from 11:30am until 7:30pm.

Jenna Sawle adds “The PZ gallery is delighted to be holding this event, what better way to enjoy the longest night and run into Christmas then with a strong sense of heritage, fine art and celebration.”

Also exhibiting; Trystan Marshall and Jenna Sawle.

‘Tre’ is a Cornish word for ‘home/homestead’.  To find out more & to watch some archive films go to:

PZ Gallery can be found at 7 Coinagehall Street, Penzance.

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