From modest beginnings over fifty years ago, the St Endellion Easter and Summer Festivals have grown and flourished to become two of the most important cultural events in Cornwall and the South West. Throughout their history, the festivals have recognised the importance of nurturing and maintaining strong and productive relationships with the local community.
In our second half-century, we are therefore working with the diocese and parish we aim to develop an outstanding venue to enable a year-round cycle of festivals, retreats and courses to make the unique charm and inspiration of the St Endellion experience available to a much wider audience. To render that vision in bricks and mortar we need to raise funds, which is why we have launched the Endelienta Appeal.
We aim to raise £1.5 million with the principal objectives being to:
a) Convert The Stone Barn to provide sleeping accommodation
for young musicians and youth groups.
b) Convert The Old Dairy into the Richard Hickox Building,
an adaptable space for rehearsals, workshops and a home for
the Richard Hickox Archive of recordings and annotated scores.
c) Transform The Church Hall to provide a stylish space for
exhibitions, recitals and drama performances. Improved facilities
will include a better kitchen, a universal access WC, a Parish Office
and storage facilities as well as garden in which audiences can circulate.
d) Create a Bursary Fund to enable young people, who may not be
able to afford the cost, to participate in Endelienta’s programme
of festivals, courses and retreats.
The Endelienta Appeal is your chance to help us build on the cultural achievements of the last half-century and help us spread the cultural blessings of St Endellion to an even wider audience as well as providing a welcome boost to the local economy.