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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Queer Sea Shanty


Seaweed in the fruit locker is a series of events by an LGBTQIA+ sea shanty choir who were formed by artist Rhys Morgan, to explore collective performance in marginalized communities during the British Art Show 9 in Plymouth. This project is now expanding its reach into Cornwall through performances and workshops during 2023.

As a queer person who grew up in a rural, coastal village, Morgan has always found shanties inaccessible yet still intriguing. Despite countless accounts of queerness within sea-faring communities, such as pirates’ same sex marriages in the 17th and 18th centuries, the queer community has largely been hidden and unrepresented. This work seeks to reclaim a space and celebrate queer identity through new shanty songs.

To find out more contact Rhys here: [email protected]

Photo: Dom Moore