Diary Keepers was conceived by environmental artist Anne-Marie Culhane for the Tamar Valley AONB Cordiale project, which includes strands on ‘planning for the future’. Ruth Ben-Tovim, Encounters Creative Director was invited to collaborate on the creation of the Diary Keepers performance installation.

Diary Keepers was a creative community project devised to look to the future of the Tamar Valley in Devon and Cornwall by encouraging reflection on the way people live now, inspired by valley resident Joseph Snell’s diaries, 1914-1938. For the month of June 2012, people across the Tamar Valley were encouraged to write a daily diary about their own day to day lives, current affairs, the weather and anything else that felt important to them, in hand-made diaries given to them or through twitter or email. 90 people of all ages kept a diary.

See encounters-arts.org.uk/index.php/museum/diarykeepers/ for more details.

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