Unexpected Tail

Part of her world: We speak to Laura Evans, the St Ives Mermaid, about her fascinating profession and deep connection with the ocean

By Rose Stokes

“I just don’t see how a world that makes such beautiful things could be bad,” said Ariel at the beginning of her iconic song Part of Your World in Disney’s The Little Mermaid, before describing why exactly she wants to become a human. For Laura Evans, a professional mermaid from St Ives though, Ariel had got things the wrong way round: things really are better under the sea.

mermaid on beach
Laura has always had a fascination with mermaids.

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