Thursday, 18 May 2017

Wonders of Cornwall - A Newlyn Documentary by Jack Edwards

Newlyn, when it is not playing home to the largest fleet of fishing boats in the UK, also provides rich pickings for anyone able to capture the richness and diversity of its visual and living cultural heritage.

Further and higher education students from near and far take advantage of the port for a wide range of reasons - from fisheries students gathering hard data and evidence for their theses, PhD students undertaking anthropological research on how fishermen are making use of social media to media students needing subjects for more creative projects - Newlyn offers them all a rich, diverse and challenging environment in which to immerse themselves for the period of their studies.

Last week, UCL masters student Lamorna Ash spent the final week of her research aboard the port's biggest trawler, Crystal Sea while this week saw nearby Penwith College media student Jack Edwards, son of well-known skipper Shaun 'Wordsy' Edwards, publish his project in the form of a video documentary featuring the port and some the characters who have helped make the place what it is.

Born in Newlyn, Jack is one of those people fully appreciative of just how lucky he is to have been raised as the son of a fishermen within the tight fishing community - hence the title, Wonders of Cornwall.