Tales from the underworld – Chapter 1

By Mercedes Kemp
100:UnEarth Artistic Lead/Writer/Researcher

This summer, as part of the national 14-18 NOW programme of commemoration of the centenary of WW1, WildWorks staged 100:UnEarth at the Lost Gardens of Heligan. The piece was a companion to 100:The Day Our World Changed, which marked the beginning of a 4 year collaboration with Heligan.


Pages of the Sea

We are delighted to be producing the St Ives event for Danny Boyle’s national remembrance event, Pages of the Sea.


So what became of all the knitting?

A few months back, in the wake of the Beast from the East, we put out a call for knitted blue squares … if you haven’t been to the show yet you won’t know what’s become of them!


What’s that we hear ?

Seamas Carey

When Bill died last year, I had the honor of helping organize the music for the funeral. A few days before, Sue handed me a large crate full of CD’s. These were the last Bill listened to before he made his own journey to the underworld. I had the notion that this music would make a good a playlist for the wake.


Thank you Sirdar!

Our merry band of knitters continues to grow and knitted & crocheted squares of blue have started to arrive … all this casting on and casting off is part of one of our community participation projects around this summer’s show 100: UnEarth.


Why knitting ?

During WWI there was a call for knitters to provide for men in the trenches. There were also calls for those back home to work in munitions factories … we’ve combined these facts and are creating a knitted torpedo for the production 100: UnEarth at Heligan.  Candy Smit has been busy researching this subject for us.


St Austell Printing Company support 100: UnEarth

Following their involvement with 100: The Day Our World Changed, in 2014, St Austell Printing Company are again demonstrating their investment and commitment to the St Austell area by being a key partner in this year’s production, 100: UnEarth.


Knitted Torpedo

In 2014 WildWorks Theatre made history when over 5000 people joined in commemorating the centenary of the beginning of WW1 by remembering the community’s lost men in a powerful dawn ‘til dusk performance: 100: The Day Our World Changed,  at the Lost Gardens of Heligan.  This July WildWorks return with 100: Unearth a production of love, loss and hope, and there are opportunities for you to help us by contributing in various ways to our supporting projects.