Crimson Harvest – war in the former Yugoslavia

Crimson Harvest was Bridging Arts’ first project in Refugee Week 2004 at St James’s Church, Piccadilly, London. It presented the work of the Bosnian artist Pero Mandić. Mandić was well-known before the Bosnian war but lost everything in the conflict when he fled to Novi Sad, northern Serbia. His paintings of peace and war explore both […]

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Dancing at John Betts’ House in Hammersmith

Our dance and exercise sessions with residents at John Betts House, Hammersmith have just finished for the autumn (2o19)…. They were led by Italian dancer Simone Sistarelli…..  John Betts House, run by Hammersmith United Charities, has wonderful gardens (above). There are more than 40 flats where residents can live independently. Those who regularly attended the […]

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Cornish miners in WW1 exhibition at French school

Cornish tin miners from Dolcoath featured in a special exhibition created by students at the College du Sacre Coeur, Estaires, in northern France created last week (6 December 2019). Students at the school, which was turned into a Field Hospital in World War One, put on a display about the men from  Cornwall in the […]

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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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Let’s Talk

Let’s Talk started in west Cornwall ten years ago. It aimed to bring together migrant workers and local communities  who might otherwise might not meet or interact. We worked with the Diocese of Truro and kept a blog about the work which eventually grew into various exhibitions and workshops with schools. Let’s Talk was a simple idea. […]

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