WW1 centenary free poetry workshops

Heroes of Hayle: World War One stories from home and the Western Front is looking at various aspects of life in the town during 1914-18.  For details of talks and a walk that we’ve held so far – click here. Next up: acclaimed local author Jenny Alexander is running poetry workshops in September and October  to create […]

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Brass Band briefing before World War One trip

Great to be at Camborne Youth/Junior Contesting Band last night (23 July 2018) to talk more about the trip to France and Belgium in August to mark the centenary of the end of World War One. The Band will be following in the footsteps of Cornish miners from Dolcoath who signed up in autumn 1914 […]

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Battle beneath the Trenches

It really was an historic occasion last night in Hayle last night (19 July 2018) when Robert (Ken) Johns came to talk at the Passmore Edwards Hall on the 251st Tunnelling Company formed in Hayle. This company was an expert unit that tunnelled under enemy lines during World War One. It was highly skilled and […]

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Stitch

  STITCH explored the ways fabric, pattern needlework and embroidery shape people’s lives. We were together able to break down social and cultural barriers and bring very different groups of people together – people who might otherwise never meet, in fact.  We worked with Muslim women in Wandsworth and the Royal School of Needlework, faith […]

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I Packed This Myself – first exhibition

Our project I Packed This Myself  started in 2006, working with migrant workers and farming communities in Cornwall. We first met workers from eastern Europe, who were working on the land in west Cornwall. Many were isolated and faced discrimination and prejudice. We also found another group of workers facing discrimination – the Portuguese in […]

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Film – PLAYING FOR CAMBORNE EXHIBITION

Here’s a link to the film that accompanies our exhibition PLAYING FOR CAMBORNE: MUSIC AND RUGBY IN WORLD WAR ONE AND NOW.  Click here to view. The exhibition was open from 11 October to 6 November 2018 at Heartlands, Pool, Cornwall. It is currently open at Camborne Library until 30 November 2019.

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