Blind Ditch

All the Beautiful Things

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An interactive story about an unusual journey through Bodmin. Created from ideas, drawings, and memories contributed by local residents.

A Crowd Sourced and Interactive Fiction project.

Location
Bodmin and online
Documents
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We began this participatory project being taken on walking tours by local residents in early 2020. We learned about Bodmin’s hidden histories, it’s local stories, and people’s ideas for the future of the town. What started out being a community film making project, was transformed through the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic into a postcard exchange, online quiz and remote drawing workshops. We crafted this interactive story from everyone’s contributions. Suitable for adults and children.

Project conceived and delivered by Paula Crutchlow and Volkhardt Müller. With many thanks to all the people of Bodmin whose ideas were the inspiration for this story.

Cornish translation and voice acting is by Will Coleman. Sound design is by Lena Müller.

Project assistant was Adie Dove Armstrong. Made with the help of University of Exeter intern Alice Walters, and University of Plymouth graduate interns Chiara Grassi and Jenny Tang whose work was made possible by the iMayflower scheme.

Project branding is by Jamie Baldwin.

Commissioned by intoBodmin and funded by the Arts Council England Lottery Fund.