Students in Estaires in WW1 Armistice commemorations

Students at the College du Sacre Coeur, Estaires, presenting an exhibition of correspondence between Cornish miner Leslie Pentecost and the Smagghue family who billeted him in the town during World War One. Leslie was one of a group of miners from Dolcoath who joined the 25th Field Ambulance when war broke out in 1914. They […]

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I Packed This Myself – suitcase exhibition

In I Packed This Myself  we worked with migrant workers and farming communities in Cornwall. We started in 2006 by working with workers from eastern Europe, working on the land in west Cornwall: at that time, many were isolated and faced discrimination. They were mostly housed in caravans on farms, due to local housing shortages. […]

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Poetry marking Hayle’s history

This poetry was written in autumn 2018 in Hayle, Cornwall, a century after the guns finally fell silent on the Western Front. Click here to download Keen writers – some experienced, some trying their hand for the first time – gathered at three workshops led by respected local author Jenny Alexander. They created poems to […]

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WHATEVER IT TAKES – web gallery

We’re just drawing up plans for our Whatever It Takes skateboards, created in 2012 as part of a competition for a Cornish skateboard design. The competition was backed by professional skateboarder Nick Jensen who believes that art and skating are closely linked.  As well as painting a board for the exhibition himself, he invited fellow […]

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A snapshot of ‘dancercise’

‘Dancercise’ is hard to say…. but the name says it all. Here are photos of a recent session at the Masbro Centre, Hammersmith, London. Dancer Simone Sistarelli is working with the Elders’ group. The idea was to teach people a few simple movements that they could practice at home daily. They could practice the movements […]

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