On the afternoon of Saturday 14 October a programme of talks brought together specialists in geology, archaeology, cultural geography, film-making and traditional artisanal skills.

Dr Rose Ferraby presented A Stone in Time – offering insights into an archaeological approach to unearthing narratives of people and stone from the subsurface, and ways of storying our landscapes.

Dr Rose Ferraby is an archaeologist and artist based in North Yorkshire. Her work often explores the relationship between people and landscape through time. She is interested in how to tell different stories about the past and to inspire people to imagine past worlds. She does this through a range of work: projects with museums and heritage organisations, writing and presenting for radio, illustrating and designing books. She enjoys collaborations that bring together different skills and approaches and offer new ways of understanding our relationship with the Earth.

The talk was filmed by Cris and Molly of CM Productions.

Water and Stone/Dowr ha Men was made possible by the support of Falmouth University, with FEAST, Cornwall Council, Arts Council England, Cornwall Community Foundation and Helston Town Council. The project was also part-funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.