Air Cadets Hayle

Air cadets and poetry

Had a really good meeting with Hayle Air Cadets last Friday (11 May 2018) as part of our World War One project Heart of Conflict – what a great group of young people. We talked about World War One in general – and then looked at the story of Frank Johns, a carpenter from St […]

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New Trustee at Bridging Arts

We’re delighted to welcome Liz Hutchinson, Director of Communications at the British Academy, as a Trustee of Bridging Arts. Liz has led marketing and communications for a number of organisations in the public and charitable sectors.will bring her expertise in communications – particularly new media – to the board. “This is a fantastic charity which has […]

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Thomas Penhorwood grave

A wreath for Thomas Penhorwood, Cornish policeman

A Cornish policeman who was killed on the Western Front will be honoured this August by Camborne Youth Band who will lay a wreath on his grave at Sailly-sur-Lys, northern France. Thomas Penhorwood was serving in the 25th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps, when he was killed in 1915.   He was one of a […]

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Sequins, decoupage and PVA glue

A great workshop today (Tuesday 22 May 2018) with the Elders’ Group at the Masbro Centre, Hammermith, London. This followed on from our visit to the Wallace Collection last month when we created boxes from gold cardboard. This time, led by Bridging Arts volunteer Katrina Williams, the group created decoupage wooden boxes.  The results were […]

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St Euny graveyard

Chester Trelease – a global traveller

Chester Trelease travelled many thousands of miles in his short life: Chester’s story is one of those featured in our World War One project, Heart of Conflict. He was born in Michigan in 1889 where his father was working as a miner. By the age of eight he had returned with his family to Cornwall […]

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CYB at Camborne Rugby

History coming alive at Camborne RFC

Fantastic today (Saturday 12 May) to see Camborne RFC president Terry Williams present a rugby ball signed by Cornwall and Devon teams to Camborne Youth Band. The Band will take it back to the Western Front 100 years after three historic matches were played there between Cornwall and Devon teams after Camborne Rugby Club sent […]

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