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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French and Cornish schools exchange Christmas messages

It was lovely today (18 December 2019) to visit St John’s Catholic Primary School, Camborne. Cornwall, and pass on a message from another school – very far away, in Estaires, northern France. Pupils at St John’s and the College du Sacre Coeur have been exchanging letters over the past few months. They have also sent […]

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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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PLAYING FOR CAMBORNE opening – photogallery

Many thanks to Aidan Botha, of Heartlands, Pool, for this wonderful selection of photographs from the opening of our exhibition PLAYING FOR CAMBORNE: MUSIC AND RUGBY IN WORLD WAR ONE, which was on display from 11 October to 6 November 2018 at Heartlands.

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Welcome to our new Trustee!

We are delighted to welcome a new Trustee to Bridging Arts – Leonora Rae. Leonora’s existing work with charities, in a responsible and sustainable investment firm, will bring valuable governance and investment knowledge to the board. “As an art history graduate, I am delighted to join the board of Bridging Arts,” she says. “I have […]

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Camborne MP George Eustice with Estaires Mayor Bruno Ficheux

Keeping up links with French WW1 town

A very good visit to London last week (16 October 2019) from our friends from Estaires, northern France, including the Mayor, Bruno Ficheux. We have been keeping up links between Estaires and Cornwall ever since we discovered that the 25th Field Ambulance (in which many Cornish miners from Camborne and Redruth were serving) was based […]

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