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Gweles an Tirwedh

Seeing the Landscape

Seeing the Landscape


Penwith Landscape Partnership


Promoting and encouraging arts and culture across all PLP projects


Gweles an Tirwedh or Seeing the Landscape will work with Penwith communities to celebrate its cultural identity; and to record, in words, painting, poetry and multimedia, the people and their involvement in the landscape by sharing their skills, techniques and activities. Penwith has a unique fusion of language, heritage and landscape which has inspired artists and writers for hundreds of years. Today the landscape is still an inspiration to many, and numerous community events and festivals have strong connections with Penwith’s distinctive social and cultural history.

The project will make available a small amount of funding each year with which to organise events across the PLP area that will help communicate the importance of the Penwith landscape through arts, language and culture; and to publicise the work of the various projects. Funding may also be available to support existing local events looking at heritage in the landscape. The emphasis will be on engaging with other events and initiatives already part of the cultural landscape of Penwith, to bring a heritage in the landscape focus to these events where appropriate, and with PLP participation in the form of stalls and activities.

Through a number of varied and targeted activities, the project aims to:

  • encourage 1,000 people to take part in activities linking art and culture to the landscape

  • engage 200 school children from primary and secondary schools in Penwith

  • encourage 200 people to enter a Seeing the Landscape competition with poetry, painting, sculpture, photographs, writing or compositions

  • support artist in residence events

  • develop an extensive digital archive of work produced 

Beneficiaries of the project may include Cornish language societies and local history groups, schools and colleges, as well as all project participants, local residents and visitors.

This project will be led by Nicole Broadhurst, our Community Coordinator, and Katie Giles, our Digital and Communications Officer, with the other Project Officers helping to identify suitable activities related to their areas of work. If you have any questions regarding the project please contact Katie by emailing or Nicole by emailing 

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