The ‘Man Engine’ has kicked off his tour of Cornwall and the UK starting at Geevor Tin Mine and heading to Heartlands and Wadebridge over the weekend. The tour will continue into Devon, Somerset and south Wales before heading into England to Ironbridge, finishing their tour at Wentworth Woodhouse on the 23rd of June. The ‘Man Engine’ will be following along paths that many Cornish mineworkers originally trekked to discover their futures, and perhaps their fortunes. The ‘Man Engine’, a giant mechanical miner the height of two and a half double decker buses and powered by Volvo was initially commissioned by the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site to mark the tenth anniversary of being awarded World Heritage Site status by UNESCO in 2006. It is no surprise that the gigantic puppet, with it’s show stopping performance filled with history, singing and fireworks has garnered the attention of the national news which you can read via the below link.
For more information on the ‘Man Engine’ including where to see him next and tickets head to https://www.themanengine.co.uk/