The Man Engine

The Man Engine Cameth!

In July 2016, Lostwithiel welcomed Britain’s largest mechanical puppet to the town. In celebration of Cornish Mining and the ‘tinth’ anniversary as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this 10m high puppet toured Cornwall and made national and international news.

The Man Engine is colossal but will only awaken with song, so Lost in Song and friends joined together in singing for to raise The Man Engine to its full and gigantic height.

We were honoured to be joined in the celebrations by Jo Tagney on harp and Jamie Crowe on guitar.  Will Coleman and Golden Tree Productions carried out the Man Engine ceremony with dignity, surprise and full Cornish energy.  Of poignance during the ceremony was the singing of Chamber to the Grave, by the choir, accompanied by Lostwithiel Town Band.  The Mayor was then presented with a  precious memento of the event.  Later, Tony Taylor and Lost in Space kept the crowd rocking into the evening.

The performance and members of the choir was broadcast on local news programmes and BBC’s The One Show.  Life-long memories were made

Chamber to the Grave

Haka Balweyth

Hard Rock Cornish Miner


To see The Man Engine throughout its tour, please see



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