The Giants Quoit Writing Project was formed in September 2012. An important part of the Carwynnen Quoit Project, it will commemorate the raising of the Quoit and celebrate the local area in all its many aspects - archaeological, historical, geographical, cultural and literary.
History shows that this site has inspired creativity. This is an area of the work which we enjoy concentrating on. In this way, in a world where facelessness and corporations rule, we celebrate our differences and educate about the importance of our Cornish Megaliths.
We aim to engender pride and cultural entitlement, providing an accessible site for outdoor education and leisure.
An education pack about Carwynnen Quoit can be downloaded.
A second pack about the geography and sites in the area is under preparation.
The results from the education week at Troon were excellent.
www.carwynnen.moonfruit.com documents our small art project in 2009. We are always delighted to hear from any artists who are inspired by this site.
Suzy Sharpe, artist and amateur archaeologist sketched fellow diggers during Autumn 2012.
We held a workshop 'Recording events with digital photography' led by Paula Johnson at our open day. The emphasis was on planning before you shoot, improving composition and capturing the atmosphere of an occasion.
Historical photographs of the Quoit have been found in private collections during the course of the project so far. During the restoration phase we would like to re-create the Old Cornwall Society's photograph of their annual picnic taken in 1925.
During the Restoration Phase we anticipate community songwriting workshops to produce 'The Ballad of the Giant's Quoit', a commemorative piece in both the Cornish and English languages. It is hoped that local Community Choirs will perform this at a ceremony celebrating the restoration of the quoit.
Two species walks are being held during this phase of the project with Phil Harris, to record the existing botannical nature of the 'Frying Pan Field'. We have started to carry this out as a community mapping exercise facilitated by www.theirwork.org