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.

Helen Bowkett, Cornish hedger and co-founder of the Cornwall Rural Education and Skills Trust presented Life on the Hedge – a journey through time, from the practices of the earliest hedge builders to contemporary Cornish Hedge making.

Helen Bowkett is a co-founder of Cornwall Rural Education and Skills Trust, and has practiced in Cornish Hedging since 2010. She has a background in craft, boatbuilding and outdoor education, became highly aware of the possible disappearance of important rural crafts. It was from this understanding that the CREST project was initiated.

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.