Data Duopoly on the trail


Cousin Jack’s, a community interest theatre company, has developed an interactive family adventure trail with Cornish tech firm Data Duopoly.

Kevrenna (meaning ‘to share’ in Cornish), aims to engage children and their families with important local stories about the Tin Coast and connect them to its heritage while they’re out and about in nature.

The interactive trail can be accessed via the Tin Coast app, XplorTINCOAST, commissioned by the Tin Coast Partnership and developed by Cornwall software developer, Data Duopoly.

Kevrenna has been designed as a 40-minute circular walk between Geevor and Levant which starts from Geevor’s car park. Using GPS and gamification, users follow directional arrows to unlock micro-films when certain points are reached along the trail. Performed by local actors, these short films feature stories that bring the visitors current location to life. After each clip, families will have to answer a question or take a nature photo to win a golden bezant.

Guy Watson, Cousin Jack’s artistic director, said: “Developing Kevrenna has been such an adventure and nothing like anything we’ve done as a theatre company before. We loved working with the local community and encouraging young people to decide on which important local stories should be turned into micro-films. We love the results and I know so many families are going to have fun with this interactive trail.”

Erin Morris, a co-founder of Data Duopoly, added: “It has been fantastic to work with Guy and the team at Cousin Jack’s to create this exciting, gamified trail. Supporting local areas and businesses using creative tech solutions is at the heart of what we do. We can’t wait to see families using the XplorTINCOAST app and taking part in the Kevrenna trail.”