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Jon Tremaines new stag

Just released: Red deer stag limited edition print.

This long awaited stag print can now be purchased online.

This majestic stag was inspired by Jon’s love of Scotland, the wildlife and flora here can be found spread right across the Scottish Highlands and the Hebrides. There’s great movement in the illustration of the Fallow deer, both fighting for supremacy amongst the Beech woods.

Visit Jons web site to see the amazing intricate detail of the drawings that make up the fantastic art work.

if you're in the Bath area on the 6th and 7th December you can meet him and see this new edition print in the flesh. This will be it's first public viewing opportunity at the Imagination gallery during the Bath Christmas Market.

Kernewek for Business

Why does using the Cornish language make sense for your business? Find out on December 14th

More companies and events are using Kernewek, the Cornish language, in their branding and marketing. Come to this session to find out how you can use Cornish on your website or products – whether this is just a few words or going fully bilingual. Mark Trevethan, the Cornish Language Lead at Cornwall Council, will show different options for using Kernewek, tell you about the various resources and help that are available, and outline how using Cornish benefits your business as well as the Cornish Language agenda.

For an 'it makes sense for business' perspective, we are delighted to welcome Chris Knight from St Austell Brewery (and his samples... especially his samples) who will be there to talk about how this international Cornish family business uses Cornish language in their products:

We're delighted to be working with Cornwall 365 to bring you this event. Although it is free, it requires a £10 booking deposit which will be refunded after your attendance of the full day. A tasty lunch will be included so please let us know of any dietary requirements by Thursday 7th December by emailing

Who is this for?
This event is for tourism and creative businesses in Cornwall. As spaces are limited, we are only able to accept one booking per business.

Where is it?
This event is taking place at Krowji in Redruth. Please visit the Eventbrite page for full address details.

For more information and to book visit the eventbrit website.

Truro Christmas Street Markets

We are pleased to announce stands for the Truro Christmas Markets 2017 are now available to book.

Under the new management of LESW, Truro BID and Truro City Council we are presenting two fantastic opportunities for your company to make the most of the commercial opportunity presented in Truro over the busy Christmas period.

With tens of thousands of visitors crossing items off their Christmas List we have two great events for you to make your own retail space in the heart of the county at its busiest period.

“The Winter Gift Fayre”
Tuesday 12th December to Sunday 17th December, Lemon Quay, Truro.

“Truro Christmas Street Markets”
Every Wednesday and Saturday from 29th November – 23rd December.

(Boscawen Street. includes late night shopping)

For more information contact



CACD blog interview for Hand on Art

I stumbled onto the Cornwall Arts and Crafts Directory (CACD) the other day. It appeared on the first page of my Google search for ‘Cornwall art’ and I was intrigued to find out more.

I’m always inspired to see people reaching out and pulling together a community - to be able to do this successfully you need to be visible - and this website is.

I immediately sent a request to join the directory. I received a very quick and friendly response and my listing for .my business Hand on Art.

However following on from this I wanted to find out more about the owner; what was the thinking behind the website, how and why does it exist? Below is an insight into the creator and owner of Cornwall Arts and Crafts Directory; Jayne!

You can see the interview now on my Hand on Art blog.











Latest updates

Latest updates to the Cornwall Arts and Crafts Directory (CACD)

Workshops 19 Jan | Art-K Truro 18 Jan | Members on Twitter 18 Jan | Members on Facebook 18 Jan | Craft fairs 15 Jan | Holidays 14 Jan | Metal work 11 Jan | Music listings 11 Jan | Art exhibitions 11 Jan | Performance art 11 Jan | Jewellery 5 Jan | Upcycled crafts 5 Jan | Crafty Corner 31 Dec | Chameleon Crafters 12 Dec | Latest news 1 Dec | CACD's affliate store 27 Nov | Network Cornwall Members 21 Nov | Jayne Herbert art 18 Nov | Craft gift shops 27 Oct | Musicians and bands 20 Oct |

Christmas arts and crafts exhibition - thanks

Christmas arts and crafts exhibition and sale of workThank you to all of you who came and supported our exhibition at the newly refurbished Redwing Art Gallery in Penzance recently. It was the first exhibition I have organised and there was a huge variety of arts and crafts from four different groups of Cornish artists.

Jayne Herbert, Hayle Art Society, Wesley Rock Art Group, Gillian Coopers Sketchbook Group and Allsorts

There was also be a special table with work donated by exhibitors which was  raising funds for the Cornwall Greyhound Trust

Many of the participants had never exhibitied before and I got a lot of great comments about eveybodies work.

Jayne (CACD Web Manager)

International export support and advice

The Department of International Trade, South West is curreuntly working with regional artists and creatives to ensure an international strategy and plan. 

This support includes workshops and 1:1 support from Intellectual property to Digital Advice and eCommerce advice. 

If you are looking to go onto a eMarketplace or selling on Etsy or other platforms and want to maximise international business then contact Dawn Musgrave for further information. 


Free entry to Penlee Gallery for local residents

A new scheme at Penlee House Gallery and Museum will extend free entry from Saturdays to throughout the week for local residents. The highly acclaimed gallery, which is owned and operated by Penzance Town Council, was nominated as the sixth best ‘hidden treasure’ in a national Sunday newspaper poll and has a world famous collection of paintings by the Newlyn School artists.

The Penzance Pass scheme is aimed at residents of Penzance, Newlyn and Mousehole who already support the running of the gallery through payment of the local precept. Anyone living within this area can collect their free Penzance Pass card from Penlee House Gallery and Museum or the Town Clerk’s Offices on Alverton Street, providing they bring proof of their address with them. 

Director of Penlee Louise Connell says, ‘The galleries get very crowded on Saturdays, so this scheme gives local people the chance to visit for free during the week when it’s quieter, or just pop in for short visits whenever they like. We are hoping to see many more local people of all ages visiting Penlee as a result of the launch of the Penzance Pass.’

The standard entry price for visitors not qualifying for a Penzance Pass is £4.50 or £3.00 concessions, including 60 plus. Children under 18 are free.  Please note that Saturdays will no longer offer free admission for non-local residents. Visitors from outside the local area can still gain free admission if they join the Friends of Penlee House for an annual membership fee of £14 a year, or for £21 for two people living at the same address.

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