About the Jubilee Pool Stories project

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Garfield Hall, Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Penzance © The Artist's Estate

Jubilee Pool Stories is an intergenerational, community-focused, 3-year heritage project to collate, digitise, interpret and share a rich cultural archive.

The project is developing an extensive online archive, a book and new films / media work about the pool to be completed December 2020.

The online archive, developed with the input from the Jubilee Pool Stories Research Group, currently includes hundreds of photos and artefacts and more is being added: oral histories, films, animations, creative interpretations and written memories of the pool.

Over the last three years we have worked with local school children, students from Penwith College and Falmouth University, artists in Cornwall and connected with artists around the UK to celebrate our beautiful lido and create new artwork about it. 

Jubilee Pool is the UK's largest surviving open air, tidal swimming pool and is situated in Penzance, Cornwall. Much loved since it opened in 1935, the striking Grade II listed lido stirs vivid memories for a wide cross-section of people and represents a wealth of unrecorded and un-interpreted social and community history.

Jubilee Pool Stories is being run by awen productions and artist Jane Bailey with partners Jubilee Pool PenzanceFalmouth UniversityPenwith College and The Lux London.

If you have an interest in local history or the arts, or just love the pool, and would like to join the Jubilee Pool research group, please get in touch

To keep informed, visit www.awen.org.uk and sign up for the awen newsletter.



This project is made possible with funding by:

Funders logos - Arts Council, Heritage Fund, Tanner Trust, Falmouth University