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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Poetry marking Hayle’s history

This poetry was written in autumn 2018 in Hayle, Cornwall, a century after the guns finally fell silent on the Western Front. Click here to download Keen writers – some experienced, some trying their hand for the first time – gathered at three workshops led by respected local author Jenny Alexander. They created poems to […]

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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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WHATEVER IT TAKES – web gallery

We’re just drawing up plans for our Whatever It Takes skateboards, created in 2012 as part of a competition for a Cornish skateboard design. The competition was backed by professional skateboarder Nick Jensen who believes that art and skating are closely linked.  As well as painting a board for the exhibition himself, he invited fellow […]

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I Packed This Myself

I Packed This Myself was originally developed by Bridging Arts with the support of the Diocese of Truro and other groups in rural Cornwall in 2009. We aimed to bring together migrant workers and local communities.  The issues around it are still as relevant as they were ten years ago. Every year, seasonally, thousands of […]

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