Poet Ella Frears and artist Ben Sanderson present an evening inspired by Cornish Path Moss, a species found only in a tiny patch of Cornwall and now threatened with extinction.
The moss grows on the spoil heaps of old copper mines and is in slow decline. Ella has been working with conservation organisation Back from the Brink to raise awareness of the species.
The evening will feature a new limited edition poetry/print pamphlet produced by Ella and Ben and a screening of Andrea Büttner’s Stereoscopic slide show from the Whitehouse collection (mosses and field trips), 2014.
Students from Falmouth School of Art will present moss inspired work and Café Morte will lead a discussion to explore ecological grief. The evening will also include a poetry open mic – bring your best (short & sweet) nature poem – and CAST Café will offer moss-themed food and drink.
CAST Café events complement CAST’s own arts programming. The programme includes acoustic gigs, films about sustainable food production and environmental issues, talks and readings, all accompanied by CAST Café supper. See the CAST Café website for further details.
This event is supported by Back From The Brink – one of the most ambitious conservation projects ever undertaken.