THROUGH MY LENS – a visit to Penzance

Our sixth workshop with international NHS workers at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Treliske, took us to Penzance. We were unlucky with the weather! But escaped the rain at Penlee House Gallery where we saw familiar paintings. Some depicted scenes we later photographed when the sun (just) started to shine! Our new project – Through My […]

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Learning about life as a refugee – and Arabic

A wonderful day today (9 March 2023) at St Mary’s Primary School, Penzance, with Rawda Alater originally from Syria, who came to the UK as a refugee about six years ago. Rawda told students (of all ages) how it was to experience war, and have to leave your own country. She answered questions – however […]

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Mirabela speaks about her new life in Cornwall

A short film about Mirabela, originally from Romania, who now lives in Helston, Cornwall, with her family. Mirabela tells her story  – and explains why she and her husband came to the UK, how her children coped with a new language and new education system. And how they built a new life. Click here to […]

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THROUGH MY LENS: International nurses photograph Truro

A wonderful workshop yesterday in Truro, Cornwall, with international nurses from the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Treliske. Many have not been here for many months, so this was an excellent introduction to the city – led by our photography tutor Mike Newman.  Thank you Hall for Cornwall for providing such a splendid cream tea (what an […]

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Royal Cornwall Hospital nurse films Cornwall

Keen filmmaker Peter Jacob, who attended our photography workshops for international nurses in Cornwall, has been creating videos of his travels around Cornwall. Peter arrived in the county at the end of last year to work at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro. He is originally from the Phillipines – and his video diaries record his […]

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THROUGH MY LENS: International nurses photograph Falmouth

A cold but inspiring afternoon in Falmouth on Thursday 26 January when international nurses from the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, joined us for a photography workshop led by Mike Newman. Stills of the photographers in action by Caleb Giddens.  This is part of our project I PACKED THIS MYSELF, funded by Cornwall Council and aimed […]

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