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Mevagissey

Celebrations for Nowhereisland's visit to Cornwall began in Mevagissey on Monday with gig rowers, a citizen march and a performance by the Mevagissey Male Voice Choir. The island then went on to Falmouth, joined for a day by The Embassy.
The nature of the sea journey often means that the island has seek shelter when winds are very strong and wave height too great.

Monday 13th August: Welcome to Cornwall

Nowhereisland was welcomed into Cornwall by the small fishing town of Mevagissey. Crowds flocked to the Nowhereisland Embassy on the pier to watch the island arrive, whilst citizens marched with their constitutional proposals through the town. Stephen Gilbert MP joined young parents from WILD, who had grown food to serve especially for the occasion.

View Eden Project's film made of Nowhereisland's visit to Mevagissey.

 

Citizen march through Mevagissey Photo: Max McClure

Nowhereisland Resident Thinkers broadcaster Sir John Tusa and food campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall joined artist Alex Hartley to celebrate the island's arrival and local gig rowers encircled the island for a sunset welcome.

As the rain fell later in the evening, the Mevagissey Male Voice Choir took shelter with citizens of Nowhereisland in the local church where they greeted the island with a series of performance of rousing anthems.

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Nowhereisland is a Situations project led by artist Alex Hartley, one of 12 Artist Taking the Lead projects for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad funded by Arts Council England. We also gratefully acknowledge the support of the University of the West of England, Bristol; Bloomberg; Nicky Wilson Jupiter Artland; the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the Royal Norwegian Embassy and Yellowbrick Tracking.

Identity designed by Fraser Muggeridge studio and Wolfram Wiedner, website by Wolfram Wiedner.