Creative Kernow, based at Krowji, is the umbrella organisation for the following nine projects. Together we support the production, promotion and distribution of work by creative practitioners in Cornwall because we believe in creativity's transformative power and want more people to benefit from it.
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Mrs Jarley Waxworks and Other Wonders


To celebrate the 133rd birthday of the Lostwithiel Working Mens’ Institute, aka the Social Club, the building is being taken over for the weekend of the 18th and 19th of November and going back in time to its opening day in November 1890.  There are 10 timed shows where the audience will step back in time and be treated – for the next hour – as Victorian workers and where you will put you through a series of skill tests such as milking a cow and polishing cutlery.  The second room contains the popular and world-renowned Mrs Jarley’s Waxworks, last seen in Lostwithiel 133 years ago on the opening day of the club. Prepare to be amazed by figures including the Mermaid of Fowey and Queen Victoria Visiting the Restormel Iron Mine. The dummies may look amazingly similar to people you know from the town, but Mrs Jarley insists, they are all made of wax.  The final room holds the Exhibition of Curiosities all of which are lent by local people. 

This project has been funded by FEAST in partnership with Cornwall Community Foundation.