An interactive exhibition showcasing projects to benefit communities in Camborne, Pool, Illogan and Redruth is being launched on April 1.
Residents, businesses and organisations are invited to Generation EXPO being staged by Cornwall Council’s Camborne, Pool, Illogan and Redruth and Mining Villages Community Network, Cornwall College and Redruth 2000.
The free, immersive exhibition runs from April 1-8 and is the first event of its kind in the area.
It will highlight the wide range of local investment projects bringing economic and social benefits to the location.
There will be 18 exhibitors covering topics such as housing, transport, jobs, education and skills, town centre regeneration, renewable energy, green infrastructure, heritage, creativity, technology and business support.
Students from Cornwall College are working with exhibitors to help them promote their displays which will include interactive and immersive exhibitions and a chance to try an electric bike.
To find out more, watch this short film about Generation EXPO:
The launch takes place on Friday, April 1 from 10am – 8pm at Cornwall College in the Trelawney Building at Trevenson Road, Pool, with the showcase exhibition touring the following locations the following week from 11am – 7pm each day:
Tuesday April 5 Camborne Community Centre
Wednesday April 6 Redruth Community Centre
Thursday April 7 Stithians Centre
Friday April 8 Chacewater Village Hall
You can also view all the dates and venues here.
Vice Principal of Quality of Education (GFE) The Cornwall College Group, Rory Mason said: “We are delighted to be hosting the Generation EXPO Launch day, because young people are the future of this area and we have worked very hard to make our students integral to this major event.
“Generation EXPO is so important for the Camborne, Pool, Illogan and Redruth locality, as a driver for economic growth and positive social change. There are so many fantastic projects being showcased at the EXPO, alongside our own, such as our investment in electric vehicle labs to help train the automotive technicians of the future.
“Generation EXPO fits perfectly with our #thecareercollege ethos and we can’t wait to welcome visitors to our campus, so they can get a real insight into the many exciting things happening in their area.”
Cllr Barbara Ellenbroek, Cabinet Member for Children and Families said: “Camborne, Pool, Illogan and Redruth and the Mining Villages is a place of invention and now reinvention. This EXPO provides a unique opportunity to showcase the brilliance of our community and businesses and why this area is changing for the better and how you can be a part of it.
“In the 18th and 19th centuries the wider Camborne and Redruth area was the hub of Cornish enterprise and the heart of Cornish mining and engineering is an important part of the Industrial Revolution. As we look forward to our future we are once again uniquely placed to be at the heart of the new industrial revolution in green jobs.
“Generation EXPO shows how much work is already being done to revitalise our community and we need every resident and business to get involved to ensure that once again this is at the heart of the new Cornish industrial revolution and a great place to live and work. “
Cllr Connor Donnithorne, Cornwall Councillor for Redruth Central, Carharrack and St Day, and Chairman of the Camborne, Pool, Illogan and Redruth and Mining Villages Community Network Panel said: “I’m excited to welcome so many guests and residents to our Generation EXPO to showcase the innovation of our wonderful communities. The future of our area runs at the heart of this event – and I’m looking forward to seeing all of the projects that are taking place locally.”
Deborah Reeve, Trustee of the charity Redruth 2000 said: “Redruth 2000 is delighted to be supporting this event as we hope it will enable many more members of the community to visit Murdoch House, see the heritage and also attract more people to hire our community space as we have great facilities for local charities and groups to make good use of.”
Story posted on March 14, 2022