Promotional video courtesy of Day-LIGHT Group CIC, www.thedaylightgroup.wixsite.com
The Day-LIGHT Group CIC has just completed a spectacular series of illuminated events in four stunning locations in Cornwall – St. Rumon’s Garden Redruth, Gwennap Pit, Carn Marth and held a grand finale of all the work in St. Day. During the project they worked with members of the community to create beautiful light installations. Friendships were made; people danced, sung, made music, walked, talked, sketched, listened, learned, enjoyed delicious home baked food and have been inspired!
The creation of these site-specific works helped connect local people with the history and heritage of the areas. The venues chosen were devoid of any light pollution, allowing maximum impact for the atmospheric illuminations. These events were given a magical quality through the use of smoke machines, water, sound and moving image.
Through the course of this project the Day-LIGHT Group have grown enormously in terms of what they can achieve in future projects:
‘The FEAST funding enabled us to do so much – explore new locations, work with more groups and communities, develop fresh skills and explore new technologies. It kick started our funding journey and enabled us to gain a substantial grant from Arts Council England.’
A local attendee noted:
‘My eldest daughter is very shy in large social groups and although she made a lantern at your workshop she was adamant that she would not carry it and did not want to be part of the parade. However on the night she got carried away in the atmosphere and carried her lantern all the way round without even thinking about it.
This might not seem a big deal for some families but for our very introverted little girl this was a massive step and a total joy for me to see!’