Seasalt started life in a little shop in Adelaide Street, Penzance.
The works of Denys Val Baker, Penzance and the rest of West Penwith has become a source of inspiration for our AW14 collection.
This weekend is one of the biggest events in Penzance’s calendar. The town has been a hive of activity celebrating the traditional Golowan Festival. (Quick Cornish lesson: Golowan is the Cornish word for Midsummer)
Traditionally the streets would be lined with lit tar barrels, and bonfires could be seen on the surrounding hills, although this was outlawed in the late 1800s! Luckily the local schools along with a group of local artists came together in 1991 and revived the Golowan Festival in a bid to remember their heritage. The modern festival is much less dangerous than its predecessor (no flaming barrels to avoid!) but it is no less fun.
This weekend is the heart of the celebrations. Tonight, Mazey Eve, showcases local musicians, Penglaz, the Penzance equivalent of the Obby Oss weaving its way around the quay and culminates in a beautiful firework display.
On Saturday, Mazey Day, the streets are lined with stalls, there’s music, art exhibitions and activities throughout Penzance, but perhaps the main events not to be missed are the parades through the town.
Sunday is Quay Fair Day – it’s a slightly more relaxed day focused more around the quay. With model boats on the boating lake, art exhibitions, folk music and market stalls there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
If you are planning to join in the festivities we’re still in that little shop on Adelaide Street, so do pop in and say hello!