Harbour: Cornwall’s International Theatre Festival

Harbour: Cornwall’s International Theatre Festival

Lead Organisation: RIFT Excursions Ltd

Investment Priority: Community and Place

Fund: Cultural Events and Talent Programme

SPF awarded: £120,000

Location: Cornwall-wide

Harbour: a place of Shelter.

Cornwall’s heritage is rich with stories of migration and sanctuary. A prehistoric port to the Phonecians. Our patron saint; an Irish outcast. Sadly modern migrants find themselves, at times, given a less-than-warm welcome.

Led by RIFT’s co-founders’ personal history of forced migration we will work with international artists to build five collaborative residencies to connect with communities across Cornwall and celebrate the stories with a biennial festival. St. Piran is the patron saint of Cornwall. He arrived here from Ireland. Thrown out on a millstone. Cornwall’s heritage is rich with stories of migration and sanctuary. Artists unfamiliar with Cornwall visit for a month.Together with local organisations and venues, they create a celebratory piece responding to Cornwall’s landscape and identity. Every two years we bring the performances back together as a festival, now fully developed, to articulate the distinctiveness of our place.

Cornwall’s international festival of theatre: connected. outward-looking. aspirational. bold.

Social media: @riftexcursions

Website: https://www.harbourfest.co.uk/


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