Thursday, June 26, 2008

Gweek Seal Sanctuary

Graham loved his photo of the seal so much he sent it down to the Seal Sanctuary in Gweek & they've now added it to their readers photo page click on the link to check it out. Gweek Seal Sanctuary is a great place to go if your in the area further down in the bowels of Cornwall.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Seals in the harbour

Graham was out on his kayak yesterday & had a wonderful experience. He'd caught a couple of pollock & in doing so had attracted the attentions of a young seal. I believe the seal's name is Jerry & he was very friendly, almost jumping into the kayak on occasions. Graham was lucky enough to snap a cool photo of the gregarious Jerry.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Articles, Events????

I've been doing some additions to The Occult Art Company website. As well as adding more museum products into the online museum shop I've set up a couple of pages for articles and events. If you have something you'd like published or an event coming up just email me at with the information & I'll put it on the site (as long as it's legal!!) I hope you like the new additions. Check it out at . If there is a museum product that you'd like to get hold of from a distance but it's not there, send me an email & I'll try to get it for you.

Graham's photographic skills

I just wanted to pop a rather gorge photo on. Graham took this the other day - a cormorant sitting on the headland in Boscastle harbour.

It's been fairly quiet now that most of the diggers are gone & we are hoping that within a couple of weeks all the riverworks will be finished. I think South West Water still have some bits & pieces to complete around the harbour area & we're waiting for the grass to grow on the verges so that it looks attractive, but overall it looks like things are coming to completion. We had a pretty busy weekend but it is rather quiet compared to normal. The museum had a mention in The Observer yesterday as the co author of 'More Bollocks to Alton Towers, Joel Morris, mentioned it as his favourite museum. Fine praise indeed!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Antiques Roadshow

We're just back from Lanhydrock House near Bodmin where they have been filming Antiques Roadshow today. Graham was contacted by the show to see if there was anything of interest and they decided on a couple of Lenciewicz paintings. Luckily we were first to be filmed on the day (fabulous as the queues were getting longer & longer by the minute) & we were most amused that we had to go into 'makeup' before filming. Graham looks lovely with a bit of pancake around the edges of his beard! Anyway, I annoyingly forgot to take my camera but I've got some shots of Graham returning the paintings to the museum. There is no guarantee that the piece we did will actually end up being shown but we're hopeful as there is an increasing interest in the work of Lenkiewicz and of Boscastle itself. If it does make it to the screen we'll let you know the date (if they tell us) so you can check it out. And the value of the paintings will remain a secret until the show!

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

More accolades for New CD

Any Canadian readers out there?? In particular Canadian folk music aficionados? Well if you get hold of 'Canadian Folk Music' also known as 'Musique folklorique canadienne' Spring 2008 (a fine publication indeed) you will see a rather fab review of the CD 'Songs of Witchcraft & Magic'. "This is one of those recordings that in years to come is destined to become a folk classic.......Very highly recommended." It's great to get such positive feedback for a project we have undertaken with such enthusiasm and with so much work involved. Hoorah!

New T Shirts

The museum t shirts remain as popular as ever and we've added a couple of new colours to the range. How adventurous we are!! Dipping our toe into the world of 'fashionability', we've introduced a lime green v neck with either a white or purple pentagram and for chaps, a charcoal t with either white or black pentagram. They are available in medium or large at the moment but if they prove popular we will extend the sizes. If you are visiting the museum you can buy one there or if not they can be purchased online at the museum's official online retailer The Occult Art Company.