Muslim women visit Royal School of Needlework

Traditions of embroidery and needlework are central to the lives of many women. As part of our Stitch project, we worked with groups of Muslim women and the Royal School of Needlework to create embroidery packs exploring shared traditions. This was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.  Click on the photos and captions for a […]

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The power of the stitch: embroidered landscapes

For pictures and news visit the project blog.  We’ve been looking at the ways a shared interest in needlework and embroidery can break down social and cultural barriers and bring very diverse groups of people together. This followed on from the competition we ran in 2007 (the 60th anniversary of Indian independence) to create a British sari.  (Click here […]

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Marking the genocide in Srebrenica

Bridging Arts held an exhibition and a series of events entitled Srebrenica Now in July 2005 to mark the 10th anniversary of the genocide in the town during the war in Bosnia. This took place at the (now closed) Salon des Arts, Queensgate, London. We staged Srebrenica Now in partnership with the photographer and researcher […]

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I Packed This Myself workshops feedback

In I Packed This Myself, we worked in schools and with other groups across Cornwall to break down prejudice against migrant workers. Here is some feedback from the workshops. Cornwall College, Saltash: spring 2011. Pat Lloyd, head of Student Services, writes: “… the exhibition and workshops have been very well received here this week. They […]

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WHATEVER IT TAKES – competition winner Darren Myners

Overall winner of the competition was Darren Myners of Redruth from Richard Lander School in Truro. Darren impressed skateboard professional Nick Jensen – who judged the competition – and scored highly across the criteria used to assess the designs (artistic merit, originality/subject matter, spacial awareness, cultural awareness and inspiration/ability to inspire). Darren received a deck […]

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I Packed This Myself – suitcase exhibition

In I Packed This Myself  we worked with migrant workers and farming communities in Cornwall. We started in 2006 by working with workers from eastern Europe, working on the land in west Cornwall: at that time, many were isolated and faced discrimination. They were mostly housed in caravans on farms, due to local housing shortages. […]

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