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Dancing at John Betts’ House in Hammersmith

Our dance and exercise sessions with residents at John Betts House, Hammersmith are well underway…. They’re led by Italian dancer Simone Sistarelli…..  John Betts House, run by Hammersmith United Charities, has wonderful gardens (pictured). There are more than 40 flats where residents can live independently. A huge thank you to LocalGiving for a grant towards […]

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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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On the agenda in 2019

We’re delighted to have a National Lottery Heritage grant to finish off all the work we’ve been doing in Cornwall over the past four years. Camborne Town Council is backing our plan to re-stage the exhibition in the town to mark Remembrance Day this year. We’ll be publishing a booklet with all the history that […]

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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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