Bill Mitchell’s Attic – 40 years of collection and creativity.
A fundraising & celebration event for Bill’s Attic.
The newly opened Redruth Drapery will host the evening in their beautiful new space on West End in Redruth. The evening will be compered by performer Craig Johnson with music provided by Seamus Carey and friends, and Cahooty, with other performers and artists popping up during the evening.
Delicious food is also included in the ticket price.
As part of the evening there will also be a fundraising auction. Lots include:
• Emma Rice’s personal copy of the original story of Tristan & Yseult, inscribed by her.
• Ed Rowe (Kernow King) will cook for you and a friend in the new Bill’s Attic space.
• Bread baking and writing afternoon for you and a friend with writer Anna Maria Murphy.
• Tickets to each of Rogue Theatre’s shows in 2020.
• Halcyon costume from Miracle Theatre’s A Perfect World
• Carl Grose’s Donkey from Strange Cargo.
See the full catalogue here
About Bill’s Attic
Bill Mitchell, Artistic Director of WildWorks and Kneehigh, died on Good Friday 2017 at the peak of his powers. Thousands of people witnessed his wonderful gifts in shows like Tregeagle, The Very Old Man with Enormous Wings, Souterrain, Wolf’s Child, Tristan & Yseult and The Passion. Hundreds had the delight of working with him as artists and volunteers.
His Attic was Bill’s private creation space. The shows and projects are what Bill is best remembered for. But they are the tip of a treasure house of artworks – installations, books of collage, drawings, paintings, writing. And a mesmerising collection of artefacts that he used to provoke his imagination and creativity, a loose-parts-playkit of raw materials, imagery, toys, found objects, archaeology, taxidermy, bones, sea flotsam…
Next winter it will be re-homed at Krowji, Redruth, in a beautiful old stone building in the midst of the artists’ studios. This much bigger space will allow artists and arts companies to be inspired, play, and make new work in response to Bill’s collection and his radical creativity.
This idea was formed in the last week of Bill’s life. He was thrilled to think that his strange and beautiful collection might go on to inspire other artists…