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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Crimson Harvest – war in the former Yugoslavia

Crimson Harvest was Bridging Arts’ first project. Staged for Refugee Week 2004 at St James’s Church, Piccadilly, London, it presented the work of the Bosnian artist Pero Mandić. Mandić was well-known before the Bosnian war but lost everything in the conflict when he fled to Novi Sad in northern Serbia. His paintings of peace and war […]

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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 looks at the ways fabric, pattern needlework and embroidery shape people’s lives. Working with different groups, 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 […]

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Spotlight on War Graves at Phillack, Cornwall

Local historian Chris Berry gave a fascinating talk on the  war graves in Phillack Churchyard, Hayle, Cornwall, on Wednesday 4 July. Chris has put heart and soul into this research and has produced a really valuable piece of work for future generations. This talk was part of Heroes of Hayle, our work marking the centenary of World […]

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