Re-Imagine your town on tour

InterAnima invites you to find out more about the work in progress of the co-created  3D map of Penryn, that  links the real and the virtual, the remembered and the dreamt of, and re-imagines Penryn.


Dracaena Centre: Young Women’s Group – Wednesday 26th April
Dracaena Centre: Young People’s Drop in –  Friday 28th April
Stuart Stephen Hall: Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th May  1 – 6pm
Howl Space, 33 Higher Market Street: Wednesday 17th & Thursday 18th May  -3 -7pm

More dates to be confirmed.


triple layer cake with cabbage plant and roses on top
Help celebrate the work that has been done so far on the Re-Imagine Penryn project. A chance to discover how the 3D map has developed since October 2016, to see The Penryn Puzzle and paint Penryn in virtual reality with the Vive Tilt Brush.


Join us for tea, cake and conversation about our progress so far.
Sunday 14th May  1 – 4pm
Free- booking available via Eventbrite or just drop in


View the 3D map and play with The Penryn Puzzle.

Flying Fish at the crossroads of Penryn

We are looking for the talented person who made this fantastic collage

It was made at one of the Re-imagine Your Town Collage workshop called Now and Then,  led by Maria Christoforidou last October 2016.  It has been selected out of all the beautiful works to be made in to a 3D CGI model to be placed into the virtual reality map of Penryn.

Inspiration for the future
Inspiration for the future
Please spread the word around, sharing this on face book

If you know who did  Please don’t post who it is here but send us an email at . Being that they did not put their name to the work they may want to remain anonymous but we want to contact them for permission to turn it into a postcard for the next Re-imagine your Town Event

We will be running  another Re-imagine pop up event soon .

The date and location TBC but looking like late April 2017. In the mean time the Team of volunteers are working on building the map with all your comments built into it. If you would like to work on the project  please get in touch.

Review in a beautiful blog of memoirs by Clemochka

A blogger who writes beautifully about memories of her time in Russia, where sh e lives now and the odd  connected event. Honoured that “New Years day is black” inspired her writing

Page from "New Years day is black"Nicky may have felt powerless at the hands of abusers in her own childhood but in this book she makes her own rules: the story is not in boxes like in many graphic novels – there are crossings out, different drawing styles, and each of her 3 sons also have a contribution, immediately following a page on which they are all born.

Cerys on radio 6 just right for launch of Re-imagine Your Town


Next week we begin transforming g a vacant shop on Penryn high street in the “Re-imagine your town” community studio .

Listening to Cerys Mathews on BBC radio 6 is the perfect warm up

It’s all about Architecture , planning and community.

Next week we start distributing the info to get the word out.  Inviting residents of Penryn to populate a virtual map with their memories , observations and visions, over the month of October.  Spread the news and contact us to get involved.

We need volunteers for the community studio and people who would like to train as digital scribers for the community to “Re-imagine their town: as it is, as it was, as it could be



New years day is black

InterAnima are overjoyed to announce the publication of New years day is Black . We  helped  Nicky Loutit turn her extraordinary manuscript into a format ready to approach to  publishers

The visionary publisher who took the book on is Henry Layte and is his imprint Propolis based at The Book Hive in Norwich.  They launch the book  this Friday 23rd September at Daunt bookshop London.

Check this review from   Eimear McBride , Author of  “A girl is a Half-Formed Thing”

InterAnima first impact on publishingRight from the start I found it completely gripping. Beautiful and horrifying… The human story had me at its beck and call the whole way through – utterly extraordinary. The evocation of that very particular loneliness irrelevant children feel was almost unbearable: Congratulations to Nicky Loutit for making work out of the terrible.

Eimear McBride  


So from the southern tip  of this island ( Cornwall) over to it’s eastern edge ( Norfolk) this exceptionally beautiful graphic novel  is sees the light in London! and  on sale now from Propolis

Propolis, in many ways like the less established InterAnima , specialise in idiosyncratic works which may not be able to find a home in the more commercially driven  market. Cheers to Henry Layte  for taking another risk that worked , Nicky for writing /painting such a profoundly moving and brave  book and last but not least lucy Kerr a Graduate from the MA in Authorial illustration who  InterAnima employed on the  graduate placement. She worked with the sensitivity , creativity and diligence necessary for such a project . We look forward to working with her again on Nicky next book.

For now support a wonderful publisher Propolis &  Nicky Loutit by sharing this news and buying a copy of  the first edition.  But buy straight from Propolis not from Amazon!


The Penryn WI knitted cows Animating “Cynthia’s Memories come to life !

WI , inspired by a memory of  Cynthia, their oldest member ( of over 90 ) came to animate. They came with Cows they had knitted relating to Cynthia’s Memory. Cynthia had recalled how aged five a  bull from a herd of cows a coming off the train , had run lose round  Penryn. An experience she had enjoyed watching and returned the next week to be disappointed it didn’t happen again

WI animating knitted cows

The WI team  took to animation working like a pro team from Aardman. Here is their first Cow stampede that Bec from Interanima will then assist them to overlay on an old Image of Penryn High street later on


Really loved today.

Son et Lumiere workshops day 02

Animated  Sunday on the high street of Penryn .  Here is a quickly compiled overview  of some of animations /  line tests created today.  Ideas beginning to bubble for Penryn 800 event “Son et Lumiere”

Ok so you may ask “how do some of these loops link to the 800 years of Penryn  ….?  What I love about creativity is it brings up the unexpected, a conversation begins , For example …A clown was drawn by a visitor to Penryn ,as an excercise but then I thought actually there is a circus school in town, led by a clown, plants/flowers a have grown and butterflys have flown and Mackerel swim in the estuary.

Apart from anything some beautiful work to build on. Spread the word and join in . All week in the Yellow house on Penryn High st making work for the forthcoming Luxmuralis event  We’ve had a lovely mix of ages and some real talent developing.

Son et Lumiere workshops day 01

A bit behind schedule we set up in the Yellow house, turning one of the empty shops on Penryn High st into a busy Pop up Community media studio .  Over the day people dropped by and tried out different hands on animation techniques. Also some beautiful cut out puppet making  that I look forward to seeing animated later on in the week  .  Loved this  line test of animated Typography of Penryn made by Daisy (13) new to animation.  Clearly a talent.   We continue through the week. Pop in, book a slot and animate