Whitegold Festival

Roots Story Walk

Singing and storytelling duo Emily Faulkner and Alex Devine will be promenading through the Green and Whitegold Festival with White River and Clay Country inspired performances.  Your tributes to the wild, overlooked beauty of your home  have been turned into poems, songs and stories written by Bec Applebee, Emily Faulkner and Ben Sutcliffe (People String Foundation).

The  performance is inspired by the wonderful photographs, stories and tributes from residents and regular visitors to Wheal Martyn. During lock down the wild and beautiful landscape of Cornwall  has been a haven to us all. The story walks will pop up as  a gentle, family friendly busk!.

Roots was commissioned  by FEAST, Wheal Martyn and The Austell Project in 2020.  Thank you to White Gold festival for bringing it back.

Who will you meet on the Story Walk?

Alex Devine – Actor & Singer

Alex Devine studied Performing Arts at Aberystwyth University where he fell in love with Physical Theatre. Since then he has performed with Rogue Theatre, Moth Sanctuary Productions,  O and O and is currently working on his directing debut. Alex also loves music and has written and co written songs for performances and bands. Alex has been the lead singer for many soul bands. Headlining the Royal Albert Hall, Royal Symphony Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and NEC.He is currently singing in a new Soul band based in Cornwall

Emily Faulkner – Actor & Singer

This will be Emily Faulkner’s second performance in St Austell and she is delighted to be back. Emily has lived in Cornwall all her life and has been an actor and theatre practitioner for nearly 10 years. She began her journey performing and training with Rogue Theatre where her passion for outdoor, site specific theatre was born. Emily went on to work with companies such as O-region and Cube – Essential Theatre. Her most recent acting credits include Operation Neptune at Trebah Gardens 2019 and The Mousehole Cat with Cousin Jack’s, where she was lucky enough to perform on their America tour before bringing it back home to Mousehole last Christmas.

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