April 2018’s Ambassador of the Month: Will Coleman

We’re absolutely thrilled to welcome cultural producer – film-maker, author, musician and educational consultant – Will Coleman as our April Ambassador of the Month. He’s the man behind Cornwall’s Man Engine (who’s Resurrection Tour 2018 begins in Cornwall this weekend!) and with his huge interest in Cornish language, identity, traditional music, culture, and community celebration, we couldn’t wait to steal five minutes of this time to discover his favourite Cornish experiences and excursions!

1. Name / name of business / whereabouts in Cornwall are you based?

Will Coleman / Golden Tree Productions / The Man Engine 

2. What have you done to promote Cornwall’s heritage and culture?

In 2016, 150,000 people turned out to meet the largest mechanical puppet ever constructed in Britain, the 11.2m tall giant miner celebrating the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site – The Man Engine.

3. What has been your most useful Cornwall 365 experience or tool?

Your bash at Heartlands with performers dotted throughout the entire mine site and buildings.

4. Best experience you’ve experienced (in Cornwall)

Singing Trelawny at the Albert Hall – I know it’s not in Cornwall: but with 6,000 Cornish people there it felt like it was!

5. The family taken care of. The business is taken care of. What is your perfect day & evening in Cornwall?

Gig rowing followed by pasty and a pint and a proper Cornish sing-song.

6. You have free tickets to the performance of your choice. Who would you take with you (living or dead)?

My missus of course!

7. Most unusual performance space you have been to?

Wildworks use of Trelowarren for ‘Wolf’s Child’ was stunning.

8. Best live music venue in Cornwall

It’s got to be Eden!

9. Your favourite walk?

Penberth to Porthcurno.

Flickr shirokazan – Across the sea at Porthcurno

10. Best place in Cornwall to get food?

Philps, Ann’s Pasties, Chough Bakery, Horse and Jockey, Bray & K, Malcolm Barnecutts

Flickr Ben Tavener – Cornish pasties fresh out the oven

11. Name one, really different excursion

I don’t know about ‘different’ but walk the Tin Coast and visit Geevor Tin Mine – epic!

12. What’s your 2nd best kept secret about Cornwall?

The Iron Mines between Lostwithiel and Restormel.

13. If not Cornwall, where?

West Coast of Scotland or various Greek Islands.

14. If you feel there is a question we haven’t asked you that you would love to answer – go ahead!

Kober, Arghans? Sten, Sten, Sten! Yn pub karrek? Yn pub men! Kober, Arghans? Sten, Sten, Sten! An gwella sten? Yn Kernow!

The Man Engine Resurrection Tour 2018 starts in Cornwall this weekend! See him at Geevor Tin Mine Museum on Saturday, Heartlands Cornwall on Easter Sunday and Royal Cornwall Events Centre on Easter Monday.

Find out more and book tickets here: https://manenginetickets.com/

Creative Kernow, based at Krowji, is the umbrella organisation for the following nine projects. Together we support the production, promotion and distribution of work by creative practitioners in Cornwall because we believe in creativity's transformative power and want more people to benefit from it.
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