Events | Breeze Art & Makers Fair

“Flock” Wild Investigators Costume and Prop Making Workshop with John Keys

Friday 13 September 10:30 – 12:30 and 1:30 – 3:00 & Sunday 15 September 1.30 – 3:00 in the Education Tent, Walled Garden. NO CHARGE

Spindrift Dance Collective are working with artist John Keys to provide makers workshops inspired by  ‘Flock’. The ‘Flock’ dancers will attend the workshops with movement and text to show you and be inspired by. Using natural and recycled materials you will create garments, sculptures and accessories themed on birds and butterflies that will be used within the Flock performances on Friday afternoon and Sunday. This group of movers and story tellers will parade through the site in your hand made garments and adorned with your winged and floral sculptural accessories. The performance will highlight the natural beauty in the landscape at Trereife and the wonder of flighted creatures.

Watch out on:
13th September for an excerpt performance at 3:30 and
15th September performances at 12:15 + 2:45pm
with ‘Wild Investigators’ from the workshop

This community event is brought to you by The Arts Society & FEAST.

Zoetrope Workshop with Neil Robson

Saturday 14 September 11:00 – 1:00 and 2:00 – 4:00 in the Education Tent, Walled Garden. Price including materials – £10

Come and spend some time getting back to the basics of animation, with no computers! Only pencils, pens,  paper and a slotted spinning drum. The Zoetrope was the Victorian drawing room novelty that became a vital step in the development of movie projection. This one hour workshop will encourage participants to draw a simple repeating moving image of sixteen frames on  prepared paper strips. Don’t worry if you think you can’t draw, it’s all about simplicity spontaneity and fun.

Neil Robson  has worked in theatre design, art education, mechanical sculpture, gilding and signwriting .  

Textile Weaving Workshop with Bettina Holland

Saturday 14 September 11:00 – 1:00 and 2:00 – 4:00 in the Education Tent. Price including materials – £10

Leave your troubles behind and allow yourself a couple of hours to simply weave.  This workshop will encourage intuitive and experimental creativity within a simple willow frame.  Making use of textiles, wools and other found objects which might otherwise be discarded, this is an opportunity to open the door to your inner creative self, relax and have some fun.

Bettina is encouraging us all to make time to pursue a creative interest.  Making and creating engages the mind, body and spirit in a different way and can alleviate some of the stresses and anxieties of modern life.

Floral Crown Making with Fiona Chivers

Saturday 14 September 11:00 – 1:00 and 2:00 – 4:00 in the Education Tent, Walled Garden. Price including materials £10

Floral Crowns – Inspired by Cornish flowers? Then let your imagination run wild. In this workshop you will learn how to handcraft a glorious flower crown using Italian crepe paper.

You will be led step-by-step through the process of flower making, teaching you tips and techniques to create your very own magical botanical crown. Included in the workshop will be all the tools and materials. Basic cutting skills and an advanced sense of adventure required. 

Books and Zines Workshop with Alice Mahoney

Saturday 14 September  11:00 – 1:00 and 2:00 –4:00  in the Education Tent, Walled Garden. Price including materials – £10

Learn how to make your own zine or booklet using single-section binding techniques and produce 2-3 multiples of one black & white printed book or zine to take away with you. 2 hour sessions. Maximum of 12 people per session.

Felt Needlework Sheep Workshop with Marion Carbis

Sunday 15 September – 11:00 – 1:00 and 2:00 – 4:00 in the Education Tent, Walled Garden. Price including materials – £10

Come along and have a stab at needle felting with textile artist Marion Carbis.   All equipment and materials are provided and within 30-45 minutes you will be able to create one of these delightful sheepies and discover the creative magic of wool. 45 minute sessions on the hour. Maximum of 16 people per session.

Up-cycled Jewellery Workshop with Sarah Drew

Sunday 15 September – 11:00 – 1:00 and 2:00 – 4:00 in the Education Tent, Walled Garden. Price including materials – £10

Join us at Breeze and make your precious bits of sea-glass, beach-plastic, driftwood and pebbles into contemporary statement jewellery in this laid-back 2 hour jewellery workshop which is perfect for beginners and more experienced makers alike. Sarah will go through simple wire-wrapping, threading and connecting skills to enable you to make big bling beach find rings, stylish pendants, cuffs and statement collage necklaces to wear with pride. Don’t worry if you haven’t got any beach finds to use, Sarah will bring plenty of found treasure along for you to choose from, and all tools and materials are included in the price.

Merfolk Crown Making with Fiona Chivers

Sunday 15 September 11:00 – 1:00 and 2:00 – 4:00 in the Education Tent, Walled Garden. Price including materials – £10

Merfolk crowns – Would you like to unleash your inner mermaid? Then immerse yourself in the festival spirit and transform into a salty siren or wild water naiad.

Be whoever or whatever you desire. You will have everything you need at hand, so delve deep into the treasure chest of foraged shells, magic pearls and sea glass or bring along your own keepsakes or mementos to fashion into your very own divine mermaid crown. Basic hand sewing and an advanced sense of adventure.

Paper Flower Making Workshop with Pam Booth

Sunday 15 September 11:00 – 1:00 and 2:00 – 4:00 in the Education Tent, Walled Garden. Price including materials – £10

Join Pam from The Nature of Paper for an introduction to the art of making paper flowers. Using the finest quality Italian and a German crepe papers you will be guided through various techniques to enable you to create your own paper Anemone flower.  Pam is a featured Maker in Make: Cornwall by Anya Rice (photographer) and Katherine Sorrell (writer) and more of her work can be viewed along with other featured makers in the Make: Cornwall exhibition area.

Embroidered Portrait Workshop with Susie Chaikin

Sunday 15 September – 11:00 – 1:00 and 2:00 – 4:00 in the Education Tent, Walled Garden. Price including materials – £10

In the workshop we will be drawing up and stitching faces onto vintage embroidered cloth. Everything will be provided unless you have your own textile you’d like to bring along to stitch into. 2 hour sessions. Maximum of 8 people per session.


Friday 13 September 12.30 – 1.00 and 2.00 – 2.30 in the Talk Box
Aaron & Will founded Still Life in 2017 with the aim to make plastic and other waste materials more desirable and to encourage their use as a resource. 

They strive to design furniture and objects that question what waste is and
how it can be used while still creating pieces that are beautiful, functional and stand the test of time.


Ceramics with a Conscience: how clay shapes people.

Saturday 14 September 2019, 3pm – 4pm in the Talk Box
Alex Murdin, curator for the Whitegold Project (, talks about how makers, and particularly ceramicists, have always been at the forefront of what is now being called socially-engaged art, and how a few determined ceramicists have kick-started a clay renaissance in the china clay pits of mid-Cornwall and the post-industrial town of St Austell.
Dr Alex Murdin is curator focussing on the fascinating area of how art, craft and design shapes our public spaces and places. Projects have included developing commissions for the Met Office, the NHS, the University of Exeter and numerous local authorities. He is a former Director of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Arts Council England Artistic Assessor and Chair of the Crafts Council Selection Panel.


Spindrift Dance Collective are initiating a new project in Cornwall, entitled ‘Flock’. This July, August and September the ‘Flock’ dancers will be researching and piloting a new performance project centred around such questions as: what does the outdoors mean to you? What special qualities make a place so worth conserving? What would our message be for this place? What is important to us and what do we want to protect? What changes can we make for the better?

Devised and developed by SpinDrift Dance Collective, ‘Flock’ was born from delving into the origins of the RSBP, with an article that inspired Suzie West, the Artistic Director, about its female founders, Emily Williamson and Co., who gathered women together to protested against the barbarous trade of feathers and plumes to adorn women’s hats in the late Victorian Era.

“Those women have so many parallels to now. I think that we can use vibrant, intelligent and imaginative groups of women and girls to bridge the gap between ecology, conservation, history and the future vision of our native spaces and natural places” – Suzie West 
The organisation started life as the Society for the Protection of Birds (SPB), founded by Emily Williamson at her home in Manchester in 1889. The group quickly gained popularity and in 1891 it merged with the Fur, Fin and Feather Folk. 

When Women were Birds, we knew otherwise.We knew our greatest freedom was in taking flight at night,When we could steal the heavenly darkness for ourselves,Navigating through the intelligence of stars and the constellations of our own making in the delight and terror of our uncertainty.

This event is brought to you by The Arts Society, Patrica Fay Memorial Fund & The Arts Society West Cornwall, FEAST, Cornwall Council, The Arts Council and Falmouth University.

This new group of movers, dressed in tailored garments, felted feathered accessories and hats will parade, protect, and explore in wonder about the beauty of the landscape and the hidden secrets and voices it holds. The performers are a mix of older dancers, undergraduates from Falmouth University, local dance practitioners and BTEC Dance students. The organisers are currently working with  Falmouth University, Falmouth College, Shallal Dance Theatre and community groups to join SpinDrift as installation groups. The Flock is ever-growing and we urge the audience and local people to become a part of the stories we make. So far, The Cornish Flock & The Plymouth Flock have explored and discovered Clay Country, West Cornwall’s tropical gardens and The Barbican, to investigate the natural world, the people, the memories, the stories, the invisible voices and the future voices of these unique places. In September Flock will be performed at Breeze Art and Makers Fair on 13th & 15th September at Trereife House. 13th September: Art workshops to make costumes and props for the performance inspired by nature. Excerpts will be performed from ‘Flock’ 15th September: two performances at 11am and 2pm and a special workshop for families and children, turning them into ‘Wild Investigators’ by taking part in one of our performance installations. There will also be a social improvised performance by Shallal 

13-15 sept 2019 Trereife House. Penzance