An intergenerational nature-based arts project by The Photobook Project, connecting older and younger people to each other and the Tamar Valley. This exhibition features the participants’ photographs, taken throughout the project, and an accompanying collection of photobooks.
Wild About Calstock engaged school children at Calstock and Stoke Climsland Primary Schools and Sensory Trust’s dementia-friendly Walk & Laugh Group. Across three guided nature walks, participants have observed, documented and shared knowledge whilst also taking part in workshops with local experts (such as foraging with Incredible Edible). With a focus on the winter wetlands, wildlife and woodlands, Wild About Calstock connected people across the generations and nurtured a deeper appreciation for their local environment and wildlife. The project also aimed to raise awareness of the Parish Council’s Climate Change Action Plan and the environmental challenges and opportunities that they are currently seeking to address.
Wild About Calstock was commissioned by Calstock Parish Council’s Working Group for Nature Recovery as part of their Environment and Climate emergency Strategic Plan. The project was supported by FEAST, Arts Council England, Cornwall Council, Calstock Parish Council, Sensory Trust, The Box and the Tamara Landscape Partnership (a delivery branch of The Tamar Valley National landscape – formerly AONB).
To find out more about The Photobook Project, visit: https://the-photobook-project.com/