Cornish miners in WW1 exhibition at French school

Cornish tin miners from Dolcoath featured in a special exhibition created by students at the College du Sacre Coeur, Estaires, in northern France created last week (6 December 2019). Students at the school, which was turned into a Field Hospital in World War One, put on a display about the men from  Cornwall in the […]

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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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Easyfundraising – it really IS easy

It’s easy to raise money for Bridging Arts by shopping online: please remember us in the frenzy of Black Friday and Christmas shopping! Easyfundraising really IS an easy way to raise money for a good cause.  You don’t pay a penny, but the retailer gives a percentage of the sale price to us. Here’s how you […]

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Film – Camborne Youth Band visits WW1 battlefields

Here’s a link to the film that accompanied our exhibition PLAYING FOR CAMBORNE: MUSIC AND RUGBY IN WORLD WAR ONE AND NOW.  Click here to view. The film tells the story of Camborne Youth Band’s trip to France and Belgium last year to mark the centenary of the end of World War One. The Band […]

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French students honour World War One dead this Remembrance Day

French students at the northern town of Estaires – on the Western Front throughout World War One – made a dignified and moving gesture to mark Remembrance Day this year (2019) by placing wooden crosses with handwritten messages on the hundreds of graves in their local cemetery. Estaires was hit hard by World War One, […]

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