Eight members of Mawnan WI visited Penlee House Gallery in Penzance as part of their programme of educational visits.
On arrival, they had a delicious lunch and then then were ready for a guided tour of the gallery. Their volunteer guide, Robin, was a very animated, knowledgeable and enthusiastic speaker. He not only brought the paintings to life, but encouraged the women to think like the artists as well. He talked about the artists’ lives, the social deprivation surrounding them and how difficult it was for women to become painters. It was a fascinating visit.
Later this month, an educational trip to the Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro is planned.
On 23rd November, Mawnan WI will be holding its annual Christmas Gift Fair which showcases the work of local artisans. The doors to the Memorial Hall will open at 10am, and refreshments and homemade soup lunches will be available. This will be an ideal opportunity to do some Christmas shopping!