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Spotlight on Manik Miah’s embroidery – Bridging Arts Christmas cards

Manik Miah created the spectacular embroidered bird on our 2017 Christmas card.  He was a keen member of the embroidery workshops we’ve held over the past few months at the Masbro Centre, in Hammersmith, with the Elders’ Group there.  The Elders’ Group is a wonderful weekly gathering of older people who enjoy a range of […]

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The Light in the Passage: a poem by Carol Stephens

A poem inspired by Emily Lidgey of Redruth, Cornwall,  and her son Percy Lidgey. Percy fought in the First World War and it was ‘accepted’ by the War Office, that Percy had died in Flanders Fields.  For  many years afterwards, Emily refused to accept that Percy had died  – and for many years kept a key […]

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Lament: a poem by Carol Stephens

Lament.   Rugby and beer. We had such plans, me and the lads. But all was taken by war. Life snuffed out before it was a quarter spent.   Best that Mother never lost the light of hope. Wish we could have returned, me and the lads. To endless days of rugby and roast lamb. […]

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Heart of Conflict in print….

We were delighted to be able to write a piece about Heart of Conflict, our work in Cornwall on World War One, for SHCG News, the quarterly newsletter of the Social History Curators Group. It was an easy piece to put together  – it’s been such a great project.  The newsletter will eventually be put online: […]

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We’re in search of a new Trustee …

People. Action. Art. We’re a small, dynamic charity delivering big results on minimal budgets. We’ve recently worked with local people to stage an exhibition at the Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro, to mark the centenary of World War One and we’ll be expanding on this theme in Cornwall over  the next 12 months with a range of exciting projects. […]

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We stand united – a poem by Neve Heartwood

We stand united with shovels in hand, not rifles. Brave men, we face a different enemy; a private war, fought on home soil. We wish for freedom for all mankind, why is that so detested? Is it wrong to respect life? To take it, steal it from a parent, wife or child… And so we […]

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