The Writers’ Block makes BBC Cornwall morning news!

A big thank you to BBC Radio Cornwall for their feature on the Writers’ Block the morning of our formal launch party.

Thank you to Dick Straughan who met Amanda Harris at Troon school for the recording. It’s a great piece and thank you to Troon Primary school and their headteacher Julie Lamb for taking part.

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Newlyn Art Gallery are recruiting for a finance manager

Vacancy for Senior Finance Manager

Hours: 15 hours per week, (preferably worked as 4 x half-days)

Salary: £33,073 – £38,341 pro rata (band 9)

Deadline for applications: 9am, 5th December 2016

This challenging and varied part-time role will see the successful candidate working as part of a highly motivated team.  The role offers the right candidate the opportunity to take a lead in the further development of one of the South West’s leading arts venues.

You will be responsible for assisting the Board and Director in ensuring the sound financial management of the charity and will have line management responsibility for a part-time Office Administrator.

Job outline  Employee Spec and Application Form can all be viewed and downloaded from our website

Email your completed application form, along with a covering letter explaining your suitability for the role, to with Finance Manager Application in the subject line.

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Cornwall College

The Cornwall College Group is the county’s largest education and training provider.

KEAP’s office is now based at Cornwall College Camborne, and they recently partnered with us in hosting two amazing travelling installations based on top children’s authors Oliver Jeffers and Michael Rosen.

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Pit, Paper, Porcelain

A big thank you to Becalelis Brodskis for this wonderful animation celebrating the work of children from St Dennis and Nanpean primary schools.

Alongside students from Brannel and Poltair, the primary schools took part in a creative writing project with writers and artists from The Story Republic.

Using the exhibits, mine-workings and extensive grounds at Wheal Martyn as inspiration, local pupils worked with our  creative professionals to write poetry and make book art sculptures.

All of the work went on display at the museum and White River Place and a number of the poems were performed by local school children at a special evening event at Wheal Martyn.

We’ll be running a similar project in St Austell in September and are already excited about what that area’s  young artists and wordsmiths  will create.

Watch this space!

Book Art St Austell Voice St Austell 4


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It’s City of Lights Saturday

Don’t miss out on an action packed day of creativity in Truro this Saturday – click here for  City of Lights Saturday 2015 poster

You can make a lantern at Truro Library with artist Clare Summerson
We’ll  be  upstairs in the community rooms from 11am ( donations of £10 per lantern very welcome to help pay for the material costs)
If you would like to book contact

You can also be part of the digital side of City of Lights and create a Lost & Found poster with artist Bridgette Ashton.
It’s a free drop-in workshop that involves painting, collage, drawing or printing.

It’s the last weekend of workshops before the magic of this year’s City of Lights Festival and if we don’t see you this Saturday, see you on Wednesday night, click here for more details on how to get the most out of your City of Lights night, Wednesday 18th November.



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Artsmad – Swindon

Artsmad provides high quality arts opportunities for young people in Swindon which range from dance to drama, music to creative writing, digital art to visual art.

Artsmad partners include Swindon Borough Council, Swindon Dance, Swindon Music Service, Sixth Sense Theatre for Young People, Swindon Museums & Heritage, Swindon Libraries and Create Studios.

Specialist cultural education is hugely beneficial for children and young people. Clear national evidence for this is shown in the Culture, Young People and Swindon: Arts Make a Difference report and is backed up by real life examples from Swindon. Produced by Artsmad, this document aims to help decision-makers prioritise activities and acts as a briefing document for those with Culture and Education in their portfolios.

More info about Artsmad

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Red River Singers

Join a community singing group at Heartlands

An informal group focusing on the joy of singing songs

No auditions – just turn up.

All ages welcome (under 10’s must be accompanied by adults)

Based at: Tin Room, Chi an Bobel, Heartlands, Pool

Starting: Wednesday September 5th 2012 and weekly thereafter

Time: 6-8pm

Cost: £4

·        Cornish pub songs

·        Older Cornish folk songs

·        Songs in Cornish

·        Cornish carols

Led by Hilary Coleman singer and musician with top Cornish band Dalla,  bard of the Gorsedh and music teacher/trainer with many years experience in schools and communities.

‘It is a wonderful feeling to understand a sense of place through music and song. I love the Cornish songs and learning the language’

(singing group participant)


Hilary Coleman: 07837 226048




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