Sport and culture collide: The Cornish version of ‘El Diablo’, Beelzebub, and her angelic counterpart, Archangel Michael, from the Cornish Ordinalia, welcome Tour of Britain riders in West Cornwall. (Photo Credit: Jon Rowley/St Just Ordinalia.)
Cornish Lithium is proud to have sponsored two high-profile events in Cornwall that showcased sporting and cultural prowess.
We were delighted to support the stunning production of the Cornish Ordinalia medieval mystery plays at the Plen an Gwari in St Just, Pendeen between 4 and 18 September – staged for only the third time in 300 years – as well as the first leg of the Tour of Britain on 5 September as participants sped along Cornwall’s country lanes and coastal thoroughfares in the blink of an eye.
These events were both significant moments for the Duchy and provided us with invaluable opportunities to demonstrate our commitment to the people of Cornwall.
Our headquarters in Penryn are situated a stone’s throw away from the ancient site of Glasney College where the Cornish Ordinalia plays – which document dramatic stories from the Bible – are believed to have been written and concealed during the Reformation. Penryn was also fortunate to provide the backdrop to the early action on the opening stage of the Tour of Britain as the cyclists headed through the town on their way to the stage finish in Bodmin.
Our leading role in the UK’s Green Industrial Revolution as we explore environmentally-responsible processing technologies to produce low carbon lithium from geothermal waters and hard rock within Cornwall’s historic mining districts aptly resonates with the Tour of Britain’s legacy to encourage sustainable forms of travel.