October 2016, Poldhu Cove to Mullion Cove, Cornwall

Mulliontide was a coastal walking-perofmance from Poldhu Cove to Mullion Cove in Cornwall that focused on a much-loved landscape and explored the places where land, sea and people met. The performance noticed the effects of tide and time, acknowledged deep feelings for place and recognised the challenges of change – personal and topographical.

Mulliontide was created by Louise Ann Wilson in collaboration with residents of Mullion who also performed the work. Moving from station to station along the coastal path, the performance invited participants to notice specific landscape features and layered them with memories, photos, songs and actions in order to think about belonging, loss and repair. 

Creator: Louise Ann Wilson

Project Assistant: David Honeybone

Creative Collaborators and performers include:

Mullion Women's Institute Arts and Craft Group: Beryl Cullen, Carolyn Marshall, Kay Woodall, Margaret Evans, Suzanne Stephens

Residents and staff at The Poldhu Care Home: Evelyn Sly, Muriel Woods, Sidney Francis Jenkins (Francis), Marie Withers, Vera Wilton, Elaine Wicks, Harold Potter, Gemma Conroy and Julie Bird, Activities Coordinators

Saul Ridley Surfer and Specialist Palliative Care Nurse, Cornwall

Justin Whitehouse, Countryside Manager, Lizard and Penrose, National Trust

Mary Cooper Brown and The St. Mellanus Singers. Featuring: Gail Lyons, Russ Stanland and Charlotte Douglas

Wendy Williamson, Walker of the Meres Cliffs; Diana Davis, Botanical Artist; Robert Felce, Photographer and Local Historian; Barry Mundy, Fisherman, Mullion Cove; Jonny Pascoe, Fisherman, Mullion Cove; Hannah Hawkins, Flotsam and Jetsam Artist, Seacoast Studio; Paul and Patricia Pearson and Joanna Cummings, Porthmellin Tearooms; Briony Tonkins, Mullion Flowers

Mulliontide was produced by Golden Tree Productions with Louise Ann Wilson Company Ltd. It was part of the project Miss You Already produced by Natalia Eernstman for Golden Tree Productions.Production Assistant: Amos Jacob with Soča Kodrič, Mája Ditrtová, Tasha Plant, Giedrė Makauskaitė

Mulliontide was supported with funding from the National Trust, The Exchange, the University of Exeter, FEAST, Real Idea Organisations


Photographs of Mulliontide in October 2016 by Andy Hughes. Copyright Andy Hughes / Louise Ann Wilson Company Ltd. 

Additional Pohtographs by Louise Ann Wilson. Copyright Louise Ann Wilson.