French school commemorates historic WW1 rugby games

It was a cold and wet but splendid afternoon on 6 December 2019 when the College du Sacre Coeur in Estaires, France, commemorated three historic rugby matches played on the Western Front nearby more than 100 years earlier. The games in May 1915 were played between Cornish and Devon teams in the 25th Field Ambulance […]

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Let’s Talk

Let’s Talk started in west Cornwall ten years ago. It aimed to bring together migrant workers and local communities  who might otherwise might not meet or interact. We worked with the Diocese of Truro and kept a blog about the work which eventually grew into various exhibitions and workshops with schools. Let’s Talk was a simple idea. […]

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Heart of Conflict: Cornwall’s World War One

Heart of Conflict has been uncovering stories about World War One in Cornwall since 2014, the centenary of the start of the war. We’ve been liaising with local historians, volunteers and community groups to gather stories and material to showcase and display. We’ve staged exhibitions at  the Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro the Cornish Studies Library […]

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Poetry workshops in Hayle, Cornwall

Our series of three free poetry workshops in Hayle, Cornwall, got off to a great start on Saturday (8 September 2018) at Phillack Church. The workshops, led by local author Jenny Alexander, are creating poetry to be read in November to mark the centenary of the end of World War One. Phillack Church was a tranquil and inspiring […]

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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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Heroes of Hayle: poetry to mark the end of World War One

We’re delighted to have received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to take work forward in Hayle to look at World War One history there in this centenary year of the end of the war. This is part of our project, Heart of Conflict, looking at Cornwall during World War One. Heroes of Hayle: […]

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