This event over the years has provided a frequent source of ideas for my paintings , here are just a few examples, inspired by this wonderful Cornish tradition.
When the bluebells carpet the nearby forest , it is time for the people of Helston to celebrate with one of our oldest British traditions , a double celebration after the Covid restrictions.
When you are in amongst the crowds and the Helston Brass Band begins to play . You can feel the thump thump of the beating bass drum going right through you, and as the river of couples in their finery begin to move, dancing their way through the decorated streets , in and out of the houses ….. I feel very grateful to the people of Helston for their generosity, in keeping this wonderful custom alive for us all to enjoy.
If you are lucky enough to be going, take some comfortable shoes ….and have a wonderful day x !