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Posted by Redwing on May 20, 2017 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Our first Crowdfunder successfully raised £20,000.

Now we have launched the second stage as we raise the target to £40,000 in our bid to secure a long-term base for the Redwing project.

We need your help to pledge on our all-or-nothing campaign. Choose from the rewards on offer and please tell your friends and share on social media.

Open Studios Cornwall at Redwing

Posted by Redwing on May 13, 2017 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

27th May - 4 June

Artists throw open their doors at Redwing.

Alison Bray, Nara Griffiths and Lee Stevenson will be opening their studio doors to visitors as part of Cornwall Open Studios 2017. Look out for the orange "O".

Artists Workshops:

Linocut Printmaking Without a Press with Lee Stevenson.

Sat 3 Jun 2pm.

£20 adults. £15 children under 12.

Materials included. An introduction to linocut printmaking without a press. bring an apron. Book a place: 01736 763623

Crowdfunder and Auction Success

Posted by Redwing on March 5, 2017 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Thank you to everyone who helped with our first Crowdfunder campaign. We raised £22,000, which means that after fees are Paypal, Crowdfunder and Stripe deduct their fees Redwing will have around £19,000 to go towards further fundraising efforts to gain a long-term project base. The Art Auction raised over £800 which wil be added to the Building Fund.

On Friday 31st March at 7pm 'Tros an Treys' Cornish dance group and musicians are kindly organising a Ceilidh fundraiser at Redwing.

Keep going!

Posted by Redwing on February 16, 2017 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (0)

We've already beat our initial Crowdfunder target of £20,000 and are on our way to our stretch target of £140,000. Please keep telling your contacts about our campaign to secure long-term premises for the project in the Penzance area. 

Nearly 3000

Posted by Redwing on January 31, 2017 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Nearly £3000 has been pledged to the Crowdfunder campaign to find a long-term base for the Redwing project.

If you can help us reach £5000 we hope to get match funding which would top up our funding to $10,000 and then £20,000. Please pledge what you can. As it's an all or nothing campaign nothing will leave any donator's bank account unless we reach our target of £20,000 on March 3rd at 1pm.

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Our application to become listed as an Asset of Community Value was about to go to a Council meeting when our landlord gave us the ultimatum: withdraw our application or be evicted. Sadly we were forced to contact Cornwall Council's Localism team to advise them that we had to withdraw the Community Right to Bid application (a process which we had been working on since October 2016 and which our landlord then had no objection to .

The for-sale for development signs are now attached to the building and it's on the open market.


Posted by Redwing on January 22, 2017 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (1)

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Rewards for pledges of £5 and upwards.


Posted by Redwing on December 30, 2016 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (1)

On Friday 20th January Redwing is launching a Crowdfunder campaign to raise £40,000  to save the building from developers and secure the Redwing project for the benefit of the community.


The campaign will launch on Friday 20th January and be active for 8 weeks until 17th March 2017.


We are looking for the following key people to help;


The Networker

A social butterfly who can be thrown into any social situation and come out with a new supporter or two.


The Marketeer

A wordsmith. Responsible for raising Redwing's profile, getting word of the project out and into the crowd.


The Digital Superstar

You enjoy anything techy, be it emails, mobile advertising or social media.



We need as many people as possible to share the campaign among their own crowds.



If you can help with our Crowdfunder campaign or would like to know more please contact Roselyne at

We need as many people as possible to hear about the Crowdfunder, so please tell everyone you know and invite them to the


Thank you

Open Studios

Posted by Redwing on November 28, 2016 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Come and see what the artists have been getting up to in their studios at Redwing. Artists Alison Bray, Nara Griffiths and Lee Stevenson are opening their studio doors to the public from Thursday 1st December to Saturday 3rd December between 11am and 5pm. Open late on Friday. Refreshments available.

Jenny Haywood: Journeys Through the Imagination

Posted by Redwing on November 15, 2016 at 5:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Jenny Haywood's exhibition of paintings is in the upper gallery 25th- 30th November 2016. Join the artist for a preview of the exhibition at 6pm on Thursday 24th November and enjoy some live accoustic music from duo Troubadors Garden.

Redwing Rebuild

Posted by Redwing on April 10, 2016 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)


The present building is not fit-for-purpose and needs structural repair. With your help we have the opportunity to create a building which will be innovative, larger and more capable of housing all the varied activities in which the community engages.

We need £190,000 to purchase the freehold of the building and £110,000 for the rebuild.

Let's do it.

Design Influences:

The Arts & Crafts Movement.   



Arcade Steps, Penzance (small shops on a hillside).

Burlington Arcade, London (ambience).

C17 English Timber Framed Houses (structure).

The re-use of good, seasoned materials (common sense).

Pythagoras (proportion).

Market Jew is the Penzance High Street. Axis is East-West. It is terraced on the North side to accommodate the hill. Bread Street runs parallel to Market Jew at a distance of thirty paces North and up hill.

Connecting The Terrace to Bread St. are Simpsons Passage, Arcade Steps and Wood Street. Wood Street slopes gently upward from The Terrace. The Redwing site has a 14m frontage onto Bread St. and a 23m frontage on to Wood St. (46 ft by 76ft very roughly.) The Redwing site is a former coal yard, later a shed housed emporium. About are two storey stone-built cottages and mid-Victorian brick and plaster three storey houses. Wood St. is roughly 4.5 metres wide (15 ft) and 33 metres long (110ft), a 'quaint lane'. The proposals accommodate these.

The proposed building is on three floors with large concealed roof terrace with weather awning (sun and rain). The exterior facades to be (seasoned) oak tile hung with astrigalled (glazing bar) windows.

So no severe plate glass expanses (but plate glass glazed and strengthened on ground floor). Window areas large nevertheless. First floor with slight outward cantilever (if planners permit) onto Wood St. (not to Bread Street since building is hard against traffic road). A slate tiled roof to match those surrounding before 'cut-off' to provide the roof terrace and 'pigeon loft' (perhaps with pigeons/doves if seagulls permit).      

The site is presently rather dark. A central solar tunnel (sun chute) is proposed so that lighting can be as energy efficient as possible.

After site clearance, disposal of asbestos roof and storage of the good pine roof timbers (stage 1), a damp-proofed and heat insulated concrete footing, base and retaining walls is next (no ground planted timber).We should seek the timbers now, possibly abroad, since cheaper and more available there, and start to assemble the carpenter/craftsmen of Cornwall and Brittany 'on the grapevine' (many will leap at this chance) (stage 2). Suggest we get the diner built and functioning first, then we can eat properly. The diner is ground floor south (benches, trestle tables etc). Ground floor north of arcade entrance will provide sound studio, services and sauna, lockers and baby maintenance and two 'Boxes' (a Box is a subject specific office /shop area (e.g. art marketing, horticulture syndicate etc). Then we can wash, change and begin to do business. First floor: two large open spaces for multi-use. Second floor is the 'working arts space'. Up a bit and airy. Concert auditorium and flexible space for 'shows' and 'constructions' (e.g. Golowan Festival preparations). Above this, the roof terrace, 'pigeon loft' and cafe. Secluded by virtue of roof cut off. Hot tub, washing line, yoga space etc. With weather awning. Also for reheasal and small 'shows'.

Floor plans and elevations to follow.


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Sep 20 at 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday, Sep 20 at 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Thursday, Sep 21 at 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Friday, Sep 22 at 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM