What they say about FEAST



 Vital Spark – Liskeard   

On Sunday I went to a meeting of Sounds Vital another offspring of the Vital Spark, Sunday afternoon in Liskeard and 20 people sat around, introducing themselves and their instruments ready to start a new bonkers creative adventure.  The funding support FEAST gave VS has gone a long way with many creative tentacles spreading from it and still going on and as ever I want you guys to know how good it has been for so many taking part.- Lois Taylor


From panel members on a FEAST Main Grants round

Thanks for this feedback from interviewees  – it is great to be part of a programme that can find such a variety of work! Great stuff. Catherine Lake.

It was really good to work with you, Jack and Cat last week in such a constructive process – Peter Ursem


Songs from a Small Train

I just wanted to say how thrilled we are that we will be performing Songs From A Small Train again, this time in Plymouth. It was important for us to go there with the project, as that’s where the refugee community lives – we are able to offer 40 free tickets to refugees who’d like them. The entire original cast will be performing it again, which is really wonderful.

I just wanted to thank you both again for the support FEAST gave us towards the project – it would never have been able to happen without you.

All best wishes, and I wish you both a happy New Year for the arts in Cornwall! – Helen Porter


Cambiata ( Changing Voices) Choir

FEAST will always be very, very special to me through the Cambiata programme. As I mentioned, the word cambiata is becoming more used. I noticed that the Wall Music Festival now have a category for cambiata and several local secondary schools now have cambiata groups, so you did ground breaking support – Angela Renshaw


Applicant who was not successful in securing FEAST funding

I found the whole process of applying for funding and coming to the interview very enjoyable and it helped me to both focus more closely and to expand my ideas for my project. JR.


FEAST Advisory Group member

I am delighted and honoured to be joining the FEAST Advisory Group. Not only is the work of FEAST of huge personal interest to me, but its value to the cultural life and distinctiveness of Cornwall is really important, widespread and loved. The range of productions and activities supported by FEAST also of course contribute to the massive impact that the creative arts have on Cornwall’s economy – Kim Conchie, CEO Cornwall Chamber of Commerce.


Swivelhead – Pipeline

Just to let you know we’ve got our ACE funding for Swivelhead. Thanks so much again for the FEAST funding. It’s just brilliant (and validating) to have such support, and we deeply appreciate it! – Jude and Alan Munden, Pipeline Theatre


First time applicant

I am contacting you upon the recommendation of Rosanna Elliot. Rosanna told me how helpful you were in giving advice towards Canvas Theatre. I am currently working on a project of theatrical story telling that I wish to put on in my village…… The Coastguard’s Daughter is beginning to generate real excitement and interest. However, this is my first such project and if it is possible I would really appreciate being able to meet for any advice, perhaps with Jack? – Olivia Lowry


Bike Lights 2015 

Many thanks again to Feast for believing in the project and funding Bikelights in its first 2 years, your initial support gave us the confidence to go ahead and encouraged other funders to make investments to allow the ideas to be realised – Leonie McGregor., organiser

What a brilliant event! Everyone had obviously put so much effort into decorating their bikes. Next year I am going to get into the spirit and decorate my walker!

We had a great night, thanks. Our jellyfish are now repurposed as bed lights! – audience member


National Rural Touring Forum Conference

We have been fortunate in Cornwall in having a Cornwall Council that has an enlightened view of creative and cultural practice, not only supporting Carn to Cove directly, but also supporting a highly successful community commissioning project with the Arts Council called FEAST which while active in many other areas also supported the development of scratch ideas specifically for this conference through an open call, and has in the past 8 years allowed a steady stream of grass roots projects for the rural touring market to emerge. – Tim Smithies, Carn to Cove


Pop Up Penzance

Just wanted to say – we think you will be pleased to hear – that Penzance BID is paying for 5 spectacular artist windows in Penzance this Christmas.  We really hope they will become a regular feature in the town at Christmas….and we have been asked to put a proposal to the BID Board in November for a theatrical Grotto for 2017.

Your Feast support has absolutely contributed to a mainstreaming of these initiatives…..

Feast makes a real difference. Thank You!

– Maria McKewan and Rachel Martin



Hungry Giant Animation project by Lucy Jackson

“I had a really good time doing the animation! It turned out really good!!”

Ria – young animator – Bodriggy Primary

“I loved making the squelching noises”.

Lewis Dunn – Bodriggy Primary School