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Around Cornwall in 38 Churns

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Event Details

27th April 2022
Event type:
Our Supporters' Events
Fees and sponsorship requirements:
Free to follow the trail and visit the churns. There will be an opportunity to make a donation to the project at each churn site. There will be an opportunity to place your bids for each churn, with an auction running throughout the summer and culminating in a final exhibition and auction night on 21st September.
Contact details:
Contact the Project by email at cornwallchurnart@gmail.com
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What is it?

‘Around Cornwall in 38 Churns’ is a remarkable and very unusual art project that has been devised by Sue Dennett of Newquay who wanted to showcase the county’s talented artists and stunning locations and raise money for Cornwall Hospice Care.  The project is being supported by Rodda’s Creamery, Visit Cornwall and David Lay Auctions and will culminate in a grand auction of the churns at Truro Cathedral.

Artists from across Cornwall have been given a churn, kindly donated by Rodda’s Creamery, and have offered their talent and time to decorate each one in their own particular style.  They include famous names such as Kurt Jackson, Michael Praed and Dick Twinney.

The Trail

Each will be featured at venues around Cornwall and through the summer and we encourage you to follow a trail via an interactive map to visit the churns.

“Ultimately each churn will be auctioned to raise money for Cornwall Hospice Care, a local charity I feel passionately about,” says organiser Sue Dennett.  The Chair of the charity’s Newquay Fundraising Group, she’s supported Mount Edgcumbe Hospice and St Julia’s Hospice for the last 38 years. “The churns look amazing and will I’m sure, prove a big attraction at the many venues where they’ll be displayed through the summer months.  We’ll then complete the auction on Wednesday 21st September at Truro Cathedral and given the comments we’ve already received; I think the bidding is going to be feverish.”

Full details of all the artists and their Churns is available on a specially created website www.38churns.co.uk generously donated by GSL Media of Plymouth.   You can also visit the project Facebook page, and the Instagram page created by another generous sponsor Dianne Viljoen.

There is an interactive map and printed leaflets explaining which artists are kindly donating their time and when and where the complete churns will be displayed.  So look out for the trail and make sure you share this unique project with friends and family and stay tuned for all the latest updates and beautiful churn pictures.

And after the trail....

The finale event will be held at Truro Cathedral on Wednesday 21st September where the churns will all be at one central venue for all to see.  This will be followed in the evening of 21st September by the culmination of a final bidding auction for all churns.  David Lay Auctions have very kindly agreed to be the auctioneers for this, and all proceeds will go to Cornwall Hospice Care.

You can bid online at anytime from now.  Please got to the Around Cornwall in 38 Churns website to find out how to bid.

We give our thanks to the following organisations for their support and assistance in making this project come alive.

Download Trail Map

Printable Map of Churn Locations

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