Image of stonemason Jamie Pharoah demonstrating splitting and carving at Water and Stone 2021.

Throughout the day sculptor and stonemason Stéphane Rouget will be demonstrating granite dressing and carving in the Helston Town Band room. All are welcome to drop in and see them at work.

The demonstrations are part of Water and Stone/Dowr ha Men, a three-day celebration of granite, exploring the geological formation of the stone and its impact on landscape and built heritage, as well as the ways in which it is shaped by human industry and in turn shapes the lives of those who live and work with it. The event begins with a keynote by Dr Ruth Siddall on Friday evening and continues on Saturday with walks and a programme of talks, and on Sunday with more walks and a pigment workshop.

Water and Stone is made possible by the support of Falmouth University, with FEAST, Cornwall Council, Arts Council England, Cornwall Community Foundation and Helston Town Council.

Saturday 14 October 2023 10.30am - 4pm  Free admission

All welcome

Just drop in

Helston Town Band Room, 37 Church Street, TR13 8NJ