Laying a wreath on Dr William Blackwood’s grave

Remembrance Sunday 2020: laying a wreath on the grave of Dr William Blackwood in Camborne – a World War One hero by anyone’s standards.  Click here to watch. In 1914 Dr Blackwood led a group of local miners out to the Western Front. They served throughout the war in the 25th Field Ambulance (Royal Army […]

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I PACKED THIS MYSELF

Our project I PACKED THIS MYSELF looks at journeys and migration. It’s aimed at breaking down prejudice and increasing understanding of the thousands of workers from overseas in this country who play a vital role in local economies. It makes the vital point: anyone might have to leave home to find work. In Cornwall, people […]

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Skateboards on display at Camborne Library, Cornwall

Hard to believe that WHATEVER IT TAKES, our competition for a Cornish skateboard design, was launched eight years ago in 2012. The skateboards are still inspiring young artists – currently on display at Camborne Library, in Cornwall. For more about the project, click here. For a web gallery of some of the original boards, click […]

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Skateboard reunion

It was great to see artist Pete Kirby last week (27 September 2020) for the first time for some years. Pete  – now lecturing at Falmouth University –  came to collect the wonderful deck he created for our skateboard design competition in 2012. For more details of Pete’s board, click here. For images from the […]

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History of Crowan Church windows

During the months of the COVID-19 pandemic we’ve been putting together a blog about the stained glass windows at St Crewenna’s Church, Crowan, Cornwall. Each has a powerful story involving local people and their lives: their themes resonate today.  Some of the people who created – and who are remembered –  in these windows are […]

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Heart of Conflict: Cornwall’s World War One

Heart of Conflict has been uncovering stories about World War One in Cornwall since 2014, the centenary of the start of the war. We’ve been liaising with local historians, volunteers and community groups to gather stories and material to showcase and display. We’ve staged exhibitions at  the Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro the Cornish Studies Library […]

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