A community arts project to welcome the G7 to Cornwall

〓〓Ragdres Art Kemeneth rag Dynnerghi Ledyoryon G7 dhe Gernow

 1:08pm-1:20pm, Saturday 12th June 2021

Hayle Beach

 

For press enquiries, please contact anna@wildkatpr.com

 

 

WHAT IS THE G7 SUMMIT?

〓〓PYTH YW AN PENNKUNTELLES G7?

 

Prime Ministers and Presidents from the world’s leading democracies will come together at Carbis Bay to address shared challenges, from beating coronavirus and tackling climate change, to ensuring that people everywhere can benefit from open trade, technological change and scientific discovery.

 

 

WHAT IS SONG OF THE SEA?

〓〓PYTH YW KAN AN MOR?

 

While not uncontroversial here, the Summit is nevertheless a chance for the people of Cornwall to have a lot of fun while sending a welcoming yet strong message to the world’s most powerful democracies. Song of the Sea will invite the world leaders out of their conference rooms and into our uniquely beautiful landscape, showing just how creative and collaborative Cornwall can be, and by means of an ingeniously simple yet powerful performance, push the issue of the environment to the forefront of the Summit’s thinking.

 

 

WHAT WILL HAPPEN?

〓〓PANDR’A HWYRVYDH?

 

Hundreds of local people form a socially distanced grid on the vast and stunning expanse of Hayle Beach.  Each has a sustainably sourced whirly tube, the simplest of musical instruments. One by one they become a huge ensemble making a beautiful plaintive cry across the sand to the G7 leaders using only our bodies, fine Cornish air and repurposed marine litter.

 

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THE STORY OF THE PLASTIC

〓〓AN HWEDHEL A’N PLASTEK

 

The material for the tubes is polypropylene sourced by Waterhaul. It’s a mixture of end of life fishing net from South West ports, mainly Plymouth, as well as some other abandoned fishing lines and gear collected from the coastline at Mousehole, Porthtowan/Chapel Porth, Mawgan Porth, near Pentewan, Park Head and Bedruthan Steps. This waste material, originally intended to be made into Waterhaul’s litterpickers, was then melted down and shredded into pellets of raw plastic in the Midlands before being transformed into whirly tubes by Techtube. After the event they will be once again broken down, shredded into pellets and repurposed.  Meanwhile we are working with  North Quay and #2MinuteBeachClean to establish a marine litter collection point as a legacy of the project to keep this beautiful section of the beach clean in perpetuity.

 

 

WHO?

〓〓PIW?

 

Song of the Sea is produced by Tête à Tête, a charity with more than 20 years’ history of doing extraordinary things in extraordinary places throughout the UK. Lead artist and Artistic Director Bill Bankes-Jones lives just three miles away from Carbis Bay.

 

PRESS

 

Song of the Sea has made several media appearances, which you can read about here.

 

Falmouth Packet: In Pictures: Tête à Tête presents Song of the Sea

Pirate FM: 1000-strong whirly tube orchestra sends ‘save our seas’ message to G7 leaders

Cornwall Live: Unique Ways Cornwall Is Preparing for the G7 Summit

BBC Radio Radio Cornwall: Y7 News: A thousand whirlytubes singing a Song of the Sea

BBC Radio Cornwall: Julie Skeltenbery (from 42 minutes in)

Cornwall 365: Song of the Sea

Falmouth Packet: Tête à Tête orchestra performs ‘song of the sea’ to G7 leaders

Pirate FM: Whirly tube orchestra to perform ‘Song of the Sea’ on Cornish beach during G7

Classical Music: ‘Whirly Tube Orchestra’ to perform for world leaders at G7 Summit

 

SUPPORT

〓〓SKOODHYANS

 

We still have a long way to go raising funds to cover the costs of Song of the Sea. We would be so grateful for any donation. You’d be playing a vital part in conveying this vital message to the world leaders, and enabling us to carry on being extraordinary.

 

If you would like to make a donation online, please click here.

 

If you would like to make a donation by text:

To donate £5, text SONGSEA to 70970

To donate £10, text SONGSEA to 70191

 

Song of the Sea is only possible thanks our vital ongoing support from Arts Council England and the technical, industrial and practical support of a great many other partners. We would like to thank:

 

Cornwall Council

Cornish Freelance Task Force

Cornish Language Office, Cornish Council

Cornwall Mobility

Cornish Plastic Pollution Coalition

Creative Kernow

Duchy of Cornwall

Feast

Fishy Filaments

Flexi-Hex

G7 United Kingdom

Gull Rock Events

Hall for Cornwall

Krowji

Minack Theatre

North Quay, Hayle

RNLI

Screen Cornwall

Techtube

Waterhaul

Wildworks

#2MinuteBeachClean

 

 

A coastal rock formation with a narrow cave.
The Song of the Sea Cave at Nanjizal. Photo by Marcus Jose