6 Things Not To Miss At Port Eliot Festival

posted on July 28th, 2016 by Laura

Seasalt's Fisherman's Yard at Port Eliot Festival Cornwall

We’ve been looking forward to this year’s Port Eliot Festival since we packed up our Fisherman’s Yard at last year’s festival! Our Fisherman’s Yard is back again this year, and after a long few days of setting it all up, it’s looking pretty great.

Aside from all our workshops, storytelling and shanty singing we’re also looking forward to getting out and exploring the festival.

Here are our top 6 things not to miss…

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We’ve Done It! Jubilee Pool Officially Reopens

posted on July 19th, 2016 by Laura

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Jubilee Pool in Penzance holds a special place in our hearts. Some of us learned to swim in the lido, many of us have swum in the pool and sunbathed on the side, Neil even used to clean the pool between seasons when he was at college, and one of our very first Seasalt photoshoots took place there.
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The Seaweed Gardeners

posted on July 6th, 2016 by Nikki

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When we spotted The Seaweed Gardeners wearing our Seafolly Jacket & Deck Wellies on the front page of the Western Morning News last week, we couldn’t wait to discover what the project was all about. Read the rest of this entry »

Wellies Fit For Horseplay

posted on June 29th, 2016 by Laura

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Did you know that donkeys love to play with wellies? Bev from our QC team gave us this fun fact after her son adopted a donkey called Jemima at the Flicka Foundation. We couldn’t pass up the chance to make a donkey’s day so we went on a hunt for old pairs of wellies that were floating around the warehouse. Bev and her son took them down to the sanctuary and presented the wellies to the donkeys. Read the rest of this entry »

Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival 2015

posted on June 16th, 2015 by Laura

“…heave away, haul away / Haul away, you’ll hear me sing…”

We had an amazing time at the Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival this weekend. We’ve still got shanties ringing in our ears, and we’re all dancing our way around the studio.

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Tom Raffield

posted on May 15th, 2015 by Nikki

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If you’ve visited the very pretty riverside town of Hereford recently, you might have noticed we’ve just opened a brand new shop there.

We really love taking the time to make sure the interior design of all our shops is beautiful. with carefully considered features and special areas. For our Hereford shop, we wanted to do something a little different so we’ve teamed up with award winning Cornish craftsman, Tom Raffield. He’s a very talented woodwork designer who specialises in steam-bent wooden furniture and lighting pieces. We wanted to showcase some of Tom’s work by bringing his beautiful Cornish craftsmanship to Hereford.

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Here at Seasalt, we’ve been big fans of Tom’s fantastic contemporary lighting and furniture for quite some time now, so when we launched our homeware collection last year, we knew exactly who to contact to create some really impressive pieces. His lovely chairs and tables sit proudly in our Seasalt shops and look great against our Cornish Home range. Every piece you see has been caringly handcrafted in his studios in Helston, here in Cornwall. The wood he uses is sustainably sourced and each piece is finished with an eco-friendly, non-toxic varnish.

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It was whilst he studying at Falmouth College of Arts, just down the road from our Seasalt Design Studios, that Tom became fascinated with a woodwork technique called steam bending. It’s this technique that gives his work its distinctive bends and curves.

If you live in Hereford or you’re visiting during the summer, pop into our new shop to view Tom’s collection. Take the weight off your feet and try out the beautiful steam-bent upholstered armchair, stools and benches, rummage though our displays on the striking oak tables and peruse our clothes hung on Tom’s sturdy steam-bent oak rails.

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To top it off, the shop’s been transformed by a very special lighting display, showcasing 18 of Tom’s designs suspended throughout.

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We’d love to know which your favourite piece is, make sure you leave us a comment or send us a picture on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.

 

 

 

 

Guernsey Celebrates 70 Years of Liberation

posted on May 8th, 2015 by Laura

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Flags at the ready! Our Guernsey shop is celebrating the 70th anniversary of Guernsey’s liberation.

The Channel Islands were the only part of the British Isles to have been occupied by German forces during the Second World War. This year, 70 years on from Guernsey’s liberation, the residents and visitors have been invited to come together and reflect on their past, and celebrate the joy felt on Wednesday 9th May 1945.

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The town, including our Guernsey shop, will be closing its doors on Saturday May 9th to take part in a full day of activities. From 10am -5pm Albert Pier will be filled with the sound of 1940s, the Normandie Markets will be set up along the pier as well as the ever popular street markets. The Condor Liberation Parade, set to be the biggest in recent years, comprises of decorated bicycles, military vehicles and floats and after departing from four different locations will convene at Salerie Corner.


Amongst a host of entertainment and activities taking place around the island, there will be a number of air displays from the Army, Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force as well as local civilians, a re-enactment of 9th May 1945, and the Liberation Proms held at St. James. The evening will draw to a close with the annual LibRock concert and an incredible firework display in the skies above St. Peter Port.

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Seasalt Guernsey will open on the Sunday to continue the celebrations with customers old and new. Pop in and join in the celebration, we’ll have yummy Cornish nibbles as you browse around the new summer collection!

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Truro City of Lights

posted on November 19th, 2014 by Laura
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Image courtesy of Truro City Of Lights

Seasalt are proud sponsors of the ‘Truro City of Lights’, one ofthe most anticipated family events in the Cornwall Christmas calendar.

For one night only, people from across the county head to the city to watch the dazzling procession of handmade lanterns floating through the streets. This year’s theme, ‘Heroes’, is inspired by the heroic acts of ordinary people when placed in extraordinary situations, with particular reference to the First World War. The lights will be lovingly carried by professional artists, accompanied Cornish school children as well as local community and youth groups. Read the rest of this entry »

A Room With A View

posted on October 17th, 2014 by Laura

Tucked away behind the nineteenth century chimney at the summit of Cape Cornwall is a little white building with spectacular views across the ocean. It’s the National Coastwatch Lookout Station for Cape Cornwall and it’s a fascinating place.

The station’s open 365 days a year, whatever the weather and manned entirely by volunteers. There are 24 active watch keepers at Cape Cornwall looking out for anyone in danger around the local coast, for flares and sailors in distress. We met Jonathan Rothwell, the Station Master for the Lookout Station to find out a little more…

Around midday there’s a handover to the second watch keeper to share any points of interest and the watch continues. Visitors are welcome and there’s often wildlife to spot – a pair of seals are frequently sighted at high tide enjoying the waves, with the warmer months bringing basking sharks and huge sunfish closer to the shore. Gulls, puffins, choughs and kestrels soar through the skies. At the end of the day, the logs and reports are filed and the coastguard notified that the station has closed. And as for the most unusual sighting? ‘A difficult choice between the Dawn Treader ship from the Narnia films or the JS el Carno a distinctive four masted Spanish schooner!’

The station’s day starts just before 8am when the first watch comes on duty to open up and declare facility status to Falmouth coastguard station. After phoning through a weather report to BBC Cornwall, all the marine vessels that pass by are logged. The station’s equipped with radar, online GPS tracking equipment, radio and a pair of custom made binoculars with an impressive  25 times magnification power. The watch keeper keeps an eye on all the local marine traffic, from huge container vessels right down to small lobster fishing boats and kayakers. They communicate any significant sightings or concerns by phone with other lookout stations and Falmouth coastguard station should any rescues be needed.

 

The Great British Beach Clean

posted on September 22nd, 2014 by Laura

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The Marine Conservation Society has put together a campaign to help keep British beaches clean. Last Friday Seasalt headed to Swanpool Beach in Falmouth to take part in the ‘Great British Beach Clean’.

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We met with several members of the public who came to help, including possibly the youngest member of any beach clean yet!

Armed with gloves, bags and grabbers we scoured the beach picking up rubbish.

We want to say a heartfelt thank you to those who turned out to help, and a huge thanks to Swanpool Beach Café for supporting us and for the yummy hot chocolates!

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The youngest member of our beach clean team

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We were horrified at the amount of rubbish we found.

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We marked down everything we collected

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Some well deserved Hot Chocolates

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Well done, team!