For the August 2020 holidays, in response to the Coronavirus, CAST took its summer activities for children and families offsite and out of doors in a project called CAST-Off. Lucy Grant devised a CAST-Off trail exploring the Cober valley and the grounds of Penrose, from Lowertown to Loe Bar, and teamed up with some of the CAST studio artists to offer a range of off-site creative activities in the natural environments surrounding Helston. She designed a special map suggesting self-guided, creative things to do and discover – many of which could be tried out in woodlands, meadows or gardens anywhere in the country.
A printed activity map was available from CAST along with free sketchbooks and pencils. On Tuesdays and Saturdays throughout August there were artist-led workshops along the trail to inspire imaginative and inventive activities.You can find details of the weekly programme here.
The CAST-Off programme is presented with the generous support of The Garcia Family Foundation, with assistance from Arts Council England, Cornwall Heritage Trust, Feast and Little Parc Owles Trust.