Newquay Library & Information Service
Association for Cornish Heritage through its partnership in Newquay Heritage Archive & Museum has been pleased to work with the team at Newquay Library on a number of exhibitions and events. These have been held within the library to mark historic anniversaries and cultural days run by national organisations throughout Britain.
The coronavirus pandemic of 2020/2021 led to this being moved online with a successful project marking Local History & Community Month, this encouraged running future online projects.
Local History & Community Month
May / June 2021
This project covering May 2021 replaced what would have been a new exhibition within Newquay Library with an online series of videos marking Local History & Community Month. Each week a new video about Newquay was released under the theme 'What will you discover during Local History & Community Month?'
Released on the Association for Cornish Heritage YouTube Channel and shared via a number of social media pages including the Library Service, Newquay Heritage Archive & Museum, Newquay Old Cornwall Society as well as our own outlets and Voice newspapers throughout Cornwall.
Association for Cornish Heritage and its proactive partnership through Newquay Heritage Archive & Museum working with Newquay Library & Information Service has carried out many successful projects. Now working online this reaches a new audience showing how libraries can help promote themselves by working on projects with other local partners.
Clicking the images below will open the video on a new page
Newquay Library Heritage Evening
Newquay Library was a new venue for a Newquay and Cornish heritage event on Thursday. A capacity crowd gathered to hear Oll an Gwella sing a wide variety of Cornish songs and shanties encouraging audience participation. Len Sheppard from Newquay Heritage Archive & Museum gave a visual talk on ‘Newquay Then and Later’ looking at changes over the past 100 years or so in Newquay. Liz Carne provide a slot entitled ‘Blas a Gernewek’ [A taste of Cornish] looking at and giving the audience a chance to learn some everyday Kernewek [Cornish language]. This was a very successful event and illustrates what can be done to create greater interest and use of our Newquay Library. Newquay is so fortunate to have a proactive group working in our library, which is now open six days a week, when so many throughout Cornwall and in England have closed or reduced hours.
Other Newquay Library Events
Newquay Library has carried out a number of displays and events over a number of years in conjunction with Newquay Heritage Archive & Museum (Newquay Old Cornwall Society & Association for Cornish Heritage)
2016 - 2019 - Various Newquay heritage seasonal exhibitions
March 2021 - Newquay St Piran's Festival
March 2020 - Newquay St Piran's Festival
March 2019 - Newquay St Piran's Festival
November 2018 - WWI Commemorative Exhibition