Kernocopia was described as Cornwall’s main submission to the Cultural Olympiad. It was a pioneering partnership between Cornwall’s sporting, cultural, arts and heritage communities to celebrate the 2012 London Olympics. It was the first time these cultural forms had worked together with a singular dream – to interpret Cornwall’s sporting stories and put them on a global stage.
At the heart of the project, which celebrated Cornwall’s sporting treasures was a piece of live performance that was showcased at the Opening Celebrations in Weymouth & Portland and at sporting and cultural events in Cornwall during 2012, including the start of the Olympic Torch Relay.
The project also included:
- An extensive programme of creative participation for young people
- Five artists residencies that interpreted iconic Cornish sporting stories through film, music, performance, dance and poetry
- An innovative Key Stage 2 Education Programme – teaching Cornwall’s sporting heritage through film, music, dance, poetry and performance – with lesson plans, insets and workshops
- Re-interpreting 25 Cornish sporting tales into ‘I was there’ stories
- The development of five sport-themed family activity boxes for Fowey, Saltash, Perranporth, Penlee and Wheal Martyn Museums, which were launched with a free storytelling event