IT'S YOUR SHOUT! SproutSpoken at The Huer's Hut!
Thu, 07 Oct | The Huer's Hut

IT'S YOUR SHOUT! SproutSpoken at The Huer's Hut!

A special event celebrating the landmark and people of Newquay through words and music.
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Where? When?

07 Oct 2021, 18:45 BST
The Huer's Hut, King Edward Cres, Newquay TR7, UK

About

Continuing the "Sprout & About" season, SproutSpoken invites you to a very special gathering of community, creativity and connection at one of the town's favourite places: The Huer's Hut. Running in conjunction with National Poetry Day, we'll be honouring this iconic landmark with songs and spoken word that conjure up the spirit of the Huer at this special place. 

WANTED! MUSICIANS/SONGWRITERS/POETS/PERFORMERS

We have called the event It's Your Shout!  because we are putting a call-out for musicians, songwriters, poets and performers living in Newquay and offering them the chance to perform at the Hut as part of this special evening. 

If you would like to be involved, we are looking for pieces of performance that respond to the theme: TELL THE WORLD WHAT YOU SEE. A little like the Huer of old would shout a message to the boats below, we are encouraging would-be participants to consider what they see from their viewpoint, what's important to them, what would they like to tell the world if they had the chance... 

You might create (or already have created) something around the importance of global inequality or climate change... or perhaps it could be your pride in being Cornish or why Newquay is the best place in the world... however, it is also equally fine (and very much encouraged) if you've got something more along the lines of how great your boyfriend/mum/hamster is or the indisputable amazingness of marmite. ANYTHING GOES! As we want the event to be open to all ages, all we ask is that you bear in the mind the audience when considering content. Come share your work from atop the hut or at the entrance!

To register your interest to be part of the performance on the evening, email hello@sproutspoken.co.uk 

If you're a writer but don't want to share your own work aloud, we can find someone who does. 

If you're a musician who doesn't write lyrics, we can link you up with a poet. 

Get in touch if you're interested and we'll see what we can do to make you part of it!

THE DETAILS:

The Huer's Hut

7th October, 6.45pm

Tickets: FREE but necessary to gain entrance to the site as capacity is strictly limited.

IF YOU HAVE BOOKED TICKETS, PLEASE ARRIVE BY 6.45 OTHERWISE YOUR TICKETS WILL BE RE-ALLOCATED. LATECOMERS WILL ONLY BE ADMITTED IF THERE IS STILL CAPACITY.

[No ticket required if you are taking part in performance, but you must register with us first]

Parking: there is none on site but Dane Road Car Park is a few minutes walk away. Please be mindful of cars on King Edward Crescent when accessing the Hut.

Please note: the ground around the hut is not always level in places, so please wear sensible footwear. The location is also exposed and the event will continue despite the weather, so please dress ready!

ABOUT THE HUER'S HUT

This small Grade II listed building perched high above the sea at Towan Head is of uncertain age. Some estimates put its origins as early as the 14th century however the current building is probably mid 19th century. It may have originally been used as a hermitage. Named after the Huer, an important figure in the pilchard fishing industry that once thrived in Newquay. The Huer would watch out from his high vantage point for the shoals of fish to arrive in the bay and then call out to the town by shouting 'Heva, Heva'. The seine boats with their long nets would be launched at once but then had to rely upon the Huer for directions. Holding 'Furze bushes' in his hands the Huer would direct the boats so they could first locate and then surround the fish.

ABOUT NATIONAL POETRY DAY

National Poetry Day is the annual mass celebration on the first Thursday of October that encourages all to enjoy, discover and share poetry. It generates an explosion of activity nationwide, thousands of amazing events across the UK – on doorsteps and at kitchen tables, in gardens and streets, in schools, libraries and public spaces both online and offline – all celebrating poetry’s power to bring people together. The Day starts conversations, it encourages love of language – and best of all, it’s open to absolutely everyone to join in, quietly or noisily in rewarding and enjoyable ways. As the artform’s most visible moment, it showcases the ways in which poetry adds value to society.

SproutSpoken is kindly supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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