New short films help to promote Launceston
THREE new short films about Launceston, and which have been uploaded to various websites to help promote the town to visitors and locals, were shown at a special event on Saturday.
The films were shown on a big screen and refreshments were provided by the chamber of commerce.
A range of stalls promoted the aspects of Launceston which were covered in the filming, and most of those taking part turned out to view the end result and help promote the town.
Mayor David Gordon launched the films – known as vodcasts – and thanked everyone involved for their hard work in achieving such a great result.
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The chamber of commerce trialled the first Pop-Up Café in the square, which provedpopular.
The mayor afterwards thanked volunteers from Lawrence House Museum, the Friends of the Priory, the chamber of commerce and all those who helped to make the films and to make the launch event a great success.
"We all need to work together to promote what a great Cornish country town we have and the number of stalls today, with advice available on many aspects of what the town has to offer, was very impressive. There are many organisations around the town who have helped to make this project possible. There is a wealth of heritage in Launceston.
"I hope these short films of the town centre, the Newport area and priory and the museum will increase awareness of our lovely town. I hope the vodcasts enable us to reach a new audience. I hope that this initiative will help the town to compete for more visitors," said the mayor.
The grant from East Cornwall Local Action Group (Eclag) has provided an opportunity to work together to promote Launceston to a wider audience, and to persuade people that it is a great little town with a lot to offer.
Launceston Town Council secured grant funding from Eclag, part of the Local Action for Rural Communities Programme.