I Packed This Myself

I Packed This Myself is a project developed by Bridging Arts with the support of the Diocese of Truro and other groups in rural Cornwall.  It aims to bring together migrant workers and local communities. Every year, seasonally, thousands of workers from overseas come to Cornwall. These workers can face hostility and resentment. In rural Cornwall, […]

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Whatever It Takes

Whatever It  Takes  started with a competition for a Cornish skateboard,  launched in 2012. It was developed with Nick Jensen, one of the country’s top skateboarders. A  free exhibition at Heartlands, Cornwall put prize-winners on display for two months in autumn 2012. We worked with Claire Arymar, Neighbourhood Manager for Pengegon estate and surrounding areas, and Cornwall Community Action Network […]

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Spotlight on National Explosives Factory site in Hayle

  Local resident Peter Channon led a very-well attended tour of the National Explosives Factory site on Upton Towans, Hayle, last night (Wednesday 27 June). Around 60 people came along. It was great to see such interest in local history: a huge thank you to Peter for his research and enthusiasm  – and to everyone who […]

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Names and faces: Heroes of Hayle

It was lovely to meet Marjorie Mortimer today (Monday 18 June) at Hayle. Marjorie – who unbelievably is 88 years old – is down on holiday from Bristol for a couple of weeks. She brought photos and information about her three great uncles who lived on Penpol Terrace, Hayle. All saw active service in World […]

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A blast at Bugle

A lovely day yesterday (despite the drizzle) at the West of England Bandsmen’s Festival in Bugle. Very proud, as ever, of Camborne Youth Contesting Band. We’ll be travelling to France and the Menin Gate with this band in August to mark the end of World War One. Click here to see the band marching… Very […]

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100 people plus at World War One talk

Fantastic to see so many people last night (Thursday 14 July)  in Hayle, Cornwall, at Peter Channon’s talk on the National Explosives Factory on Upton Towans. This was one of the most  important munitions factories in the UK in World War One but the site itself is little known.  People were clearly keen to find […]

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