We do stuff that moves people.
Read more about our mission, and why we do what we do, here.
Golden Tree has been creatively producing happenings for over ten years. From Cornish language family trails and community lectures, to large scale high-impact performances and touring theatre productions, all our projects are deeply rooted in Cornish heritage and creativity.
Our place shaping activities across Cornwall uncover the amazing treasures of our theatrical, sporting, musical, mining and cultural heritage, whilst unpacking Cornwall’s distinctiveness and diversity for local audiences.
Take Kerdroya, for instance, the 50m diameter Cornish Landscape Labyrinth we’re building entirely from traditional Cornish hedging, in the heart of Bodmin Moor. It’s a celebration of the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Diamond Jubilee highlighting the cultural, geological and ecological importance of the humble Cornish hedge, that will encourage local pride and enjoyment of our Cornish landscape.
Our Cornish Language activities gather children, families and communities together through town trails, school resources, drop-in Cornish sessions and cultural events that creatively embed and celebrate the Cornish language, as a way of understanding place and fostering a sense of collective identity.
We’ve been awarded Cornwall Council’s ‘Cornish Language Learning and Communication Fund’ for four consecutive years, delivering the Go Cornish online platform and Go Cornish for Primary Schools, the dynamic Cornish language school delivery programme.
Our creative campaigns celebrate milestones, inspire audiences and raise awareness. We come up with creative solutions that demonstrate how Cornish heritage, culture and the arts can promote and drive positive economic and social outcomes, whilst fostering a sense of community cohesion.
We celebrated the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site (CMWHS) ‘tinth’ anniversary by masterminding ‘The Man Engine’, the largest mechanical puppet ever constructed in Britain. He steamed the length of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site, was beloved by nearly 150,000 people on his first ten day tour and seismically changed the Cornish cultural landscape, while raising awareness of Cornwall’s mining heritage. The Big Boy was consequently awarded ‘Best Arts Project’ in the 2016 National Lottery Awards.