Reflective Days at Endelienta

As well as our world class concerts, here at Endelienta we also run a series of reflective days aimed at exploring spirituality in modern day life, led by eminent thinkers in their fields. This season we have some real treats in store, here’s a quick rundown:

Behold the Handmaid of the Lord, 9th February   

In the first of our spring reflective days David Seymour explores how people experience calls to faith through exploring depictions of the Annunciation by renaissance masters Lippi and Crivelli (pictured below).

2018 at Endelienta

With 2018 soon to be behind us, we though we’d have a look back at some of the highlights from the year:

Spring Season – 

An amazing opening season saw the brilliant London based jazz trio Malija (pictured) visit us in February to help launch their second album. Hot on their heels, the Truro Cathedral Choir arrived to entrance audiences with sacred music from across the centuries. In March one of the greats of Flamenco guitar, Juan Martin, visited and captivated audiences.

March also saw the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, come to Endelienta as part of the reflective day series to deliver an insightful day on the Welsh poet Henry Vaughan.

Our community outreach work with the Story box culminated in the Spring season, with five schools and two community groups being helped by four artists to delve into local history resulting in the creation of some wonderful pieces of art. More of which can be seen here: https://endelienta.org.uk/school-projects/story-box/

Summer Season –

In Summer we hosted the multi award winning Dante Quartet (above), one of the UK’s finest ensembles. The quartet amazed us with renditions of Tchaikovsky no. 1 in D, Shostakovich no. 4 and Beethoven op 135. Later in the season the Endelienta Ensemble returned to treat audiences to a programme of Prokofiev and Mendelssohn.

Autumn Season –

The autumn season was packed full of treats. In September, Mark Padmore (above) delivered a moving series of music and readings commemorating the end of first world war to a sold out church. In November, Afro-Celtic dance band, Baka Beyond (below) had audiences dancing in the aisles long into the night as they came to St. Endellion as part of their 25th anniversary tour.

Our 2018 artists residency welcomed, film maker Lynn Denison, poet Olivia Lowry and composer Jordan Hirst to the Stone Barn for a week. They were inspired by the beautiful Cornish countryside to create outstanding pieces of work, which were shared at St. Endellion in September.

It was another outstanding year for the annual North Cornwall Book Festival. Visitors from across the county, and further, enjoyed talks, readings and workshops by our own acclaimed novelist (and NCBF Artistic Director) Patrick Gale (pictured) as well as Anne Enright, Jill Murphy, Phillip Hoare, Joanna Trollope, Nina Stibbe (pictured), Natalie Haynes & many more.

We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped 2018 year be so successful! We look forward to being able to continue to bring outstanding events to North Cornwall in 2019. You can see what’s on during our Spring season now.