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Tintagel's Giant

Friday 28 April 2006 11:00-11:30 (Radio 4 FM)


For centuries, the village of Tintagel on the north Cornwall coast has been steeped in the legends of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table, but far below Tintagel Castle, buried in the Cornish soil, there lies another mystery, perhaps even more ancient: the legend of the Tintagel Giant.

Take an aerial view of Tintagel, and you can see lying in the landscape, the outline of a giant: a huge figure whose arms stretch along the cliff edge, his head rests in the sea, his body supports the town and his long, powerful legs stretch inland.

But this particular giant is the creation of artist Michael Fairfax, writer Amanda White and the pupils of Tintagel Primary School. The legend tells of how the giant of all giants came to Tintagel and was consumed into the landscape when he lay down to protect the town from a fierce storm.

Drawing on the legend developed by the pupils and artists, and illustrating this with sounds from both the landscape and seascape of Tintagel, this original and sound-rich feature tells the story of Kesson, the Tintagel Giant, his battle with a fierce storm, his consummation into the earth and his relationship with the natural world.

The music in the programme was composed by Jim Carey and Adrian Freedman and performed by the Triggshire Orchestra. The narrator is Phyllida Nash.

The Tintagel Giant
Written by the Children of Tintagel Primary School, with Amanda White and Michael Fairfax
ISBN 0-9550505-0-2
Published by Creative Partnerships, Truro, Cornwall and Tintagel Primary School.

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