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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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