THE full programme for the upcoming Flamm Festival, the major new arts festival in Cornwall, has been announced.

Festival highlights include an art rave in a former quarry, a new metro line in Redruth and the creation of musical instruments from Cornish minerals.

This free festival in Redruth offers a wide-ranging programme of temporary public artwork, exhibitions, performances and workshops throughout Redruth - including a screening of Turner Prize nominee Heather Phillipson’s new commission Dreamland at the Regal Cinema.

Flamm – a partnership between Creative Kernow and London-based Art Night which puts the Cornish creative arts scene firmly on the national agenda – will have its inaugural event funded by Cornwall Council’s Good Growth Shared Prosperity Fund on 21 and 22 October 2023.

Four Cornwall-based artists have received commissions to exhibit at the festival, and the partnership with Art Night bring two major commissions from multi-media artist Phillipson and sound artist and composer Richy Carey to the county.

Further events and projects led by local creatives and communities will also happen throughout the town during the festival weekend.

Tonia Lu, programme producer for Flamm and representing Creative Kernow, said: “We are so excited to reveal the full programme for Flamm – there’s some incredible work and festivalgoers are in for a real treat. The commissions from our Cornwall-based artists really resonate to the stories and heritage of the local community, and the commissions from Heather and Richy will give our visitors the chance to engage with nationally and internationally important work.”

She added: “There is so much going on around Redruth that weekend –the communities in Redruth came together for this and added great depth to the programme. 

Flamm is part of Creative Kernow’s Extraordinary Art in Everyday Places project which has received £327,500 from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. 

The festival is also funded by European Structural and Investment Fund, Arts Council England, and Cornwall Council via the Cultivator programme.

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