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Next Week at the Minack A thrilling, true tale of deception & a mysterious message that must make it to Porthcurno

17 - 18 July - As part of a week of events led by the Minack's Education Team, students of the Minack Acting Academy present the true story of the Cottingley fairies.

In 1917, Elsie Wright borrows her father’s camera and fakes photographs of herself and her cousin talking with fairies at the bottom of their garden. But she is quite unprepared for the excitement her pictures will unleash. 

Her photographs are published around the world and Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, champions them as scientific evidence of psychic phenomena. But can these fragile images and their young creators withstand the cruel light of public scrutiny?

A story as relevant today as it was a hundred years ago!
Based on the true story of the Cottingley Fairies, The Light Burns Blue is a tale of deception, public hysteria and the ethical boundaries of new technologies. 

Following performances at the Minack, The Light Burns Blue will be touring to  Penlee Park Open Air Theatre, The Ladder Redruth and Mount Pleasant Eco Park.

15 - 16 July

Also featuring in our education week is a new musical - Operation Kernow.
Presented by the Minack Theatre and Cornwall Music Service Trust.
Created by John Brolly, featuring songs from around the globe.
Performed by up to 200 students from 10 West Cornwall schools

A top-secret message falls into the hands of a group of surfers on Porthcurno beach. Can they deliver it to the mysterious Angelica before the bad guys discover them? A joyous celebration of communication and culture with songs from all over the world.

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