Hypatia Trust Sponsored Walk 2014

Cornish Clifftops

cctbn-donatenowsafeandsecureHelp us encourage students to document the world around them. Through a sponsored walk in September 2014 we are hoping to raise enough money to buy some digital cameras for use in a workshop for students in the spring. The workshop will focus on the importance of documentation in any scientific or academic project.

The students will be asked to take the cameras for a week, and to document something to illustrate a theory, an aspect of climate change, a snapshot of flora in Cornwall as it is currently, or any specific thesis that intrigues them. Their work will be pulled together at the end of the week at the culmination of the upcoming Jenny Leathes Photographic exhibit to be held March 13-22, 2015, at the Helston Museum.

The walk takes place in September, and a couple of members will be walking 7.5 miles in aid of the Hypatia Trust. The walk is organized by the Rotary Club of Penzance, and will be taking place along the cliffs and footpaths, and the weather, of course, will be perfect.

For those who would like to sponsor Polly Attwood, please donate via our campaign page on Charity Choice and help us reach our target.

75% of the money raised will go to Hypatia, and 25% to the Rotary Club for the charities that they support.

If you prefer, you can also support us by sending a cheque, made out to ‘The Hypatia Trust’, and sent to the Hypatia Trust, 16 Chapel St, Penzance, TR18 4AW

Any donations towards the mounting of this exhibit, or towards the workshop would be most gratefully appreciated!

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Hypatia's Handbag - An Interactive Exhibition: The ordinary and the bizarre

Hypatia's Handbag
Hypatia's Handbag

23rd - 29th July 2012 11am - 5pm


Jess Allen, Mary Fletcher, Andrea Garrihy, John Garrihy, Jenny George, David Kemp, Laura Holliday, Susan Hoyle, Andrew Lanyon, Amanda Lorens, Maurice Pearson, Poppy Treffry, Shabby Cow, Smart Tart, and Charlie Roff.

Exhibition curated by Andrea Garrihy



In aid of the Elizabeth Treffry Cornish Collection.

Trevelyan House, 16 Chapel Street, Penzance TR18 4AW

Tel: 01736 366597

What's in Hypatia's handbag?

Handbag Tirggers Memory of Hero of My Youth by Andrea Garrihy

A handbag?

An Interactive Exhibition celebrating and exploring the ‘mysteries’ and capacities of the handbag, opens on Sunday, 22 July 2012 for one week at Trevelyan House, 16 Chapel Street, Penzance.

Curated by artist and exhibitor Andrea Garrihy for the benefit of the Hypatia Trust’s Elizabeth Treffry Collection on Women in Cornwall and Scilly, the exhibitors invite visitors to discover different aspects of our handbag culture.

Download, share, print and display the posters

Hypatia's Handbag 1 (PDF, 51KB) Hypatia's Handbag 2 (PDF, 42KB)

Fuschia by Andrea Garrihy

‘What’s in your handbag?’ will be the big question

Delving into the handbag through art, literature, music, drama, news and fashion can reveal unique insights into our day to day lives and our individual personalities. In addition to Andrea’s handbag sculptures, writers, craftworkers and visual artists are opening their bags to reveal all manner of handbaggery!

Exhibitors include Jess Allen, John Garrihy, Jenny George, Laura Holliday, Susan Hoyle, David Kemp, Andrew Lanyon, Amanda Lorens, and Charlie Roff.

Handbags for sale for women in Cornwall collection

Handmade handbags will be on sale from local makers including Smart Tart, Poppy Treffry, Maurice Pearson and Shabby Cow. Vintage and contemporary handbags donated by supporters and friends will be on sale throughout the exhibition.

Proceeds will benefit the campaign for a publically-accessible home for the Elizabeth Treffry Collection.

So what's in your handbag? Take part!

Party Time by Jess Allen

Artist Mary Fletcher to document Penzance’s handbag culture

Mary will hold drawing sessions on: Monday 23 June (11-1pm) Tuesday (11-1pm) Wednesday 25th July (1-3pm)

Every object tells a story

Visitors can open and investigate the contents from the depths of their own and other handbags. Every object tells a story and the top ten handbag contents will be exhibited, as will some of the more bizarre contents.

Hypatia’s Handbag, A Fable

Local history author, Susan Hoyle, has written an original legend for the exhibition, entitled Hypatia’s Handbag, A Fable, which is being printed and hand-bound in limited edition. Purchasers of bags to the value of £10 or more will receive a free book. Others may purchase copies of the tale.

Opening hours

The exhibition opens on Sunday 22 July from 3pm to 5pm at Trevelyan House, 16 Chapel Street, Penzance.

Opening hours 23-29 July: 11am to 5pm.

The exhibition runs in parallel with the Penzance Literary Festival.

For more information, please call the Hypatia Trust on 01736 366597.

Slow Food Cooks Fast Food at Golowan

Slow Food Cornwall Joanne Schofield

With festivities underway for Golowan on Saturday 23 June, Slow Food Cornwall will be will be adding to the atmosphere on Chapel Street on Mazey Day, serving fast food in front of  Trevelyan House.

Joanne Schofield, Secretary and Treasurer of Slow Food Cornwall, and Elizabeth Treffry Collection Campaign team member, is  known locally for her work with farmers’ markets, will be bending over a hot BBQ cooking local, marinated lamb kabobs, and tossing bowls of Greek salad.  Home-made lemonade, teas and coffees will be served out of the open window and onto the street by members of Slow Food and volunteers of the Hypatia Trust.

‘Slow Food Cornwall is delighted to help raise funds and awareness for the Hypatia Trust and the Elizabeth Treffry Collection,’ says Joanne.

‘People are welcome to come into Trevelyan House, sit down, relax and enjoy a bite or have a wander around the Redwing Gallery.  It is a lovely building and a great place to dive out of the crowds for a bit of peace and quiet.’

Mazey Day food and refreshments, 11am-4pm, Saturday 23 June, Trevelyan House

Food and refreshments will be served from 11am to 4pm.  Trevelyan House (16 Chapel Street, Penzance) will be open all day from 10am to 5pm.  For more information please call Joanne on 01326 231146 or Trevelyan House on 01736 366597.