Faster, Higher, Stronger, DrecklyWhat a year! Olympics, Queens Jubilee and rotten weather.
Luckily for us we had a break in the weather for Lafrowda Saturday.
The 4th February Film Festival was a historical success, with lots of people coming to enjoy the varied programme of films on theme. We thrilled to The Third Man, Goodbye Lenin!, The Artist and A Royal Affair, each accompanied by great classic film shorts and even better piano accompaniment from our own Ms Julia Kerrison. Much cake was eaten, tea drunk and cockles warmed, and we even had pies thrown following our children’s matinee, Bugsy Malone! We are definitely getting a reputation for the delicious cakes as well as fine films, so a massive thank you to all you master bakers on the Lafrowda committee.
A HUGE thank you to Roger Greene, minister of the St Just Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, who is retiring this year, but who has supplied and operated the projection equipment for us for the last four years of our February Films, and given up so much of his time to help us make the FFF happen each year. Thank you Roger, we will miss you!
See you all next February.
will be situated on Market Street during Lafrowda Fortnight, and will have opening hours that are random and eccentric. If you can catch it open, you are welcome to drop in, dress up in historic costume and have your sepia toned photograph taken in our tasteful studio. It will be developed, steam-emailed to you, and pasted into the Lafrowda album.
Alternatively, you can visit the wild side and design your own tattoo which we will transform into a temporary tattoo for you to sport. The Lafrowda shop will also be home to temporary exhibits like the Eccentric Knitwear competition, the Fanzine Library, sound recordings of old St Just from the Geevor Archive, and others. Drop into our self indulgent world , have a cup of tea with us, and immerse yourself in Historic Lafrowda.
Last September saw the first Cape Skate and Scooter Comp and what a great day it was! So much so, that we are doing it again this September, so look out for details on the website and around town nearer the time. The event was organised jointly by Lafrowda and Cape Cornwall School, and the sun shone, for what seemed like the first time that summer and lots of people entered into the various competitions held throughout the day, with loads of brilliant prizes. There were also demos from the TR1X team of skaters from Truro, DJs Godden, Tex Lucien and Tom Ashton played some great tunes, the BBQ sizzled and the china smashing variation on a coconut shy was a success too. So get on your board and practise those tricks ready for our comp in September!Lafrowda
are an ideal way to get involved and get creative in this year’s festival. This year’s theme is a wide open History theme so just turn up at the Drill Hall in St Just from Saturday 6th July onwards and let your imagination run wild. The workshops are run by the lovely Liz Tyrrell and her crew who are on hand to give advice and assistance if required.
The Lafrowda Community Willow workshop has been a key feature of the festival since Lafrowda was a pup, we are proud to have employed some of the best willow workers around, encouraged a generation of children and their families to get creative and realise big ideas, all that and we have the loveliest and most welcoming parades around!
All materials are provided including tea and biscuits, any children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Free and open to all
Lafrowda and The Ash Tree Actors have got together this year to create a comedy for St Just, it’s no joke. The Blacksmith’s Tale is a bawdy and hilarious story of Molly, a St Just girl of the 1800’s and her various dalliances. There’ll be brawny blacksmiths, sneaky solicitors, wise women and lascivious landowners….
so what’s new?
Actors and performers from St Just will be presenting trailer sketches at events in festival fortnight, and the first night play premieres at The Star in St Just as Lafrowda Comedy night on 16th July. All things being equal, no legs broken or stages frightened, they will be taking our own St Just play on tour to the pubs and open air venues of West Penwith. The Blacksmith’s Tale text will be available in the library or online on lafrowda-festival.co.uk for anyone to adapt, bowldlerise, interpret or mangle from Lafrowda onwards.
Lafrowda’s commission of The Blacksmith’s Tale : St Just Play is supported by Arts Council England and The Star Inn, St Just. Thank you to the acting and supporting talent of St Just for their hard work and good humour.
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