Latest Newlyn Stories

2008-09-10 00:00:00

When it comes to wasting money and dumping food which could benefit thousands, if not millions, of ill-nourished children throughout the world, the EU has no equal. Some of its rules and regulations are not just crackpot - they are downright immoral. Take the case of the trawlerman Mick Mahon, who fishes from Newlyn in Cornwall. If he catches more fish than his quota, he has, under EU law, to throw the excess dead fish back into the sea to rot on the seabed. Mr Mahon, like every other...

2008-07-22 00:00:24

By SU CARROLL Features Editor A NEW exhibition exploring one of Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery's most admired artworks will open on Saturday A Fish Sale... Explored will take a fresh look at the well-known Newlyn School painting A Fish Sale on a Cornish Beach by Stanhope Forbes. The exhibition will use the painting as its sole focus and will bring its historic context to life with a selected range of objects and artefacts including a study dating from 1884, on loan from Penlee...

2008-07-06 00:00:18

W ith the energy crisis showing signs of continuing all through the summer, alternative sources for heating our homes are needed before the colder months to come. As there remain coal stocks in this country still, its recovery will prove more economic and there will be many old miners prepared to retrieve it, given the chance. Gone are the days when men were expected to carry hundredweight sacks on their backs, as demonstrated by the advertising model of a coalman in papier mche in Lays...

2008-07-02 00:00:18

T he thrill and immediacy of great live theatre can sometimes lead to disappointment: for no matter how good a performance might be, you'll never get to see it again. Unlike a favourite film, book or TV programme, there's no rewind, no DVD recording facility - it lives on only in the memory One August night back in the mid-1970s, a small group of revellers gathered to drink and make merry on Newlyn Green for a shortlived little event called The Festival of Fools. On the bill of the...

2006-08-18 08:14:13

LONDON (Reuters) - Animal rights activists have described as "sick" a live art performance involving a naked woman cradling a dead pig for four hours. Kira O'Reilly's show, called "Inthewrongplaceness" will be performed at the Newlyn Art Gallery in Penzance, southwest England, later on Friday. James Green, the gallery's director, defended the show, saying that the audience would be controlled, with one person at a time watching the performance for up to 10 minutes each. "In terms of...

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