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FEAST & CCF supports Mousehole Sea Salts & Sail Festival 2016

2 September 2016

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Mousehole Sea, Salts & Sail Festival 2016 received support from FEAST and the Cornwall Community Foundation towards the youth centred Funnels of Fun programme. Over 3,000 people attended this year’s festival and a large number of teenagers engaged with the Funnels of Fun activities.

The CCF and FEAST work together to support innovative art projects in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The partnership’s aim is to award more money for art projects that benefit local communities.

The funding from FEAST and the CCF enhanced the activities of the festival by providing a Funnels of Fun photo booth using ship's funnels, providing Jamboree bags with contents/activities aimed at both children and teenagers and a Funnels of Fun JAMboree - a jamming session for teenagers led by MC Kat Kingsley. Teenagers who had never before played in public and some of whom who were normally lacking in confidence were inspired to form a marching band and to continue practicing throughout the following week.  Many of the young people who attended the festival had never come before and are now excited to think about what is possible for them and their peers – as well as what they could add to the festival for others. 

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Kirsty Philpott, Operations Manager of the CCF, said “Working in partnership with Feast has enabled us to make our funds go further, supporting more fantastic community groups and their projects within Cornwall & IoS. This has also enabled us to work with community groups we have not necessary worked with in the past.”

Mousehole is a small community which started the festival as a means of maintaining community cohesion in a village under a lot of pressure from tourism and second homes. The festival happens every two years organised by local volunteers.

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