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Heart of Conflict: Cornwall’s World War One

Since 2014, we’ve been uncovering stories about World War One in Cornwall. The project is called Heart of Conflict. We’ve been liaising with local historians, volunteers and community groups to gather stories and material to showcase and display. We’ve worked with local groups and put on exhibitions at the Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro, and the […]

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Migrant workers

I Packed This Myself

I Packed This Myself is a project developed by Bridging Arts with the support of the Diocese of Truro and other groups in rural Cornwall.  It aims to bring together migrant workers and local communities. Every year, seasonally, thousands of workers from overseas come to Cornwall. These workers can face hostility and resentment. In rural Cornwall, […]

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Oliver Dorman took an ad of a professional skateboarder as the starting point for his oil painting.

Whatever It Takes

Whatever It  Takes  started with a competition for a Cornish skateboard,  launched in 2012. It was developed with Nick Jensen, one of the country’s top skateboarders. A  free exhibition at Heartlands, Cornwall put prize-winners on display for two months in autumn 2012. We worked with Claire Arymar, Neighbourhood Manager for Pengegon estate and surrounding areas, and Cornwall Community Action Network […]

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British Sari Story at Canary Wharf

The British Sari Story

The British Sari Story  – a competition for a British design for the sari – has triggered all our subsequent work with fabric and pattern. It was a competition in 2007, the year of the 60th anniversary of Indian independence and we asked people to design a sari with a radically new style, fabric and patterns reflecting […]

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Stitch in Time

A Stitch in Time

Our Stitch project (looking at the way needlework and embroidery bring people together) started in Brent. A Stitch in Time was a giant wall hanging, created by groups of women across London in 2008  reflecting their thoughts and experience at different stages of their lives. Click here to view a short film about its origins. Women from Heba, […]

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Srebrenica

Marking the genocide in Srebrenica

Bridging Arts held an exhibition and a series of events entitled Srebrenica Now in July 2005 to mark the 10th anniversary of the genocide in the town during the war in Bosnia. This took place at the (now closed) Salon des Arts, Queensgate, London. We staged Srebrenica Now in partnership with the photographer and researcher […]

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