Public can contribute to Christmas memories project
Residents in a Cornish town will soon be able to hear stories of Christmas past as a new "reminiscence project" forms part of their annual festivities.
Sound artist Stephanie Norgaard has been gathering recordings from older residents in Liskeard and will turn their stories into a CD available to hear at Liskeard & District Museum.
Other Liskeard residents are encouraged to write their own Christmas memories and post them in a special red postbox displayed in the town or in the Liskerrett Centre.
The Christmas Reminiscence Project is just one of the events taking place for "Liskeard Lights Up".
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Festivities will begin on the morning of Saturday, December 1, when musicians perform around the town. A Cornish dancing workshop will take place in the Public Hall (from 10am-12), the museum will host live singing from the Rock Choir (3-3.30pm), and there will be a nativity, mince pies and hot chocolate available in the Methodist Hall.
At 6.30pm, a lantern procession will begin. Nine local schools will join in the procession, each using a different Cornish Christmas carol as a theme. Accompanying the school carols will be the community-based band Samba Kernow, the Liskeard Silver Band, and the Cornish music group, the Hornets Street Band.
The celebrations will conclude with the switching on of the Christmas lights, and a town centre firework display.