Sunday, 23 September 2018

Second poetry workshop in Hayle

Our second poetry workshop in Hayle, Cornwall, yesterday, led by the wonderful Jenny Alexander. We're creating poetry to be read at a candlelit vigil on 10 November 2018 to mark the centenary of the end of World War One.
The third and final workshop will be in a couple of weeks - on Saturday 6 October. We're fully booked for this one, but can start a waiting list if anyone is interested. Please email info@bridging-arts.com.
Very many thanks to the team at Phillack Church who have worked so hard to make this happen.

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

First poetry workshop in Hayle



Our series of three free poetry workshops in Hayle, Cornwall, got off to a great start on Saturday (8 September 2018) at Phillack Church. The workshops, led by local author Jenny Alexander, are creating poetry to be read in November to mark the centenary of the end of World War One.
Phillack Church was a tranquil and inspiring setting for this first session. The war graves in the cemetery outside were a point of inspiration for the work.
The next workshop will be on Saturday 22 September (1030am-4pm) at Phillack Church Hall and the final one on Saturday 6 October, also at Phillack Church Hall at the same time.
Booking is essential: there are only a couple of places left on both of these, so please do email info@bridging-arts.com if you would like a place.
A selection of poetry created at the workshops will be read at a candlelit vigil at St Elwyn's Church, Hayle, at 7pm on Saturday 10 November 2018 - the day before the 100th anniversary of the Armistice.
This project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Saturday, 8 September 2018

Front page coverage for principal cornet Aaron Thomas

Really great to see this photo on the front page of the Western Morning News weekend supplement today. Aaron Thomas, 17,was principal cornet on Camborne Youth Band's historic trip to the Western Front and Menin Gate. Aaron, from Troon,  played several solos on the trip, remembering local men who served during the terrible years of World War One.  He made us all proud - as did the entire Band. Click here to hear Aaron and the Band playing. Portrait by Sarah Clarke/Checkered Photography