Thursday, 25 May 2017

Bridging Arts welcomes new trustee

We are pleased to announce that Zorica Nikolic-Parry has joined Bridging Arts as a trustee. Zorica is head of finance and facilities at the College of Optometrists, a membership organisation and an examining body for optometrists. She has worked in both the private and not-for-profit sectors. Zorica is a  qualified ACCA accountant.
"Bridging Arts has been involved in some great projects and I am very happy to be joining as a trustee," she said.  "I would like to see the charity grow so that we can reach more people.”

Monday, 22 May 2017

Coastal film events in Cornwall

Exciting news from Cornwall Film Festival about coastal film events in Cornwall this summer - this is part of the British Film Instititute's 'Britain on Film' project.
For more details of the Cornish events  - click here.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

William Gendall Jenkin: June lunchtime talk at Royal Cornwall Museum

If you're in Truro, Cornwall, and free at lunchtime - please do call in to one of the lunchtime talks around our World War One exhibition, Heart of Conflict at the Royal Cornwall Museum.

The ground, now overgrown with woodland, where
William Gendall Jenkin died in France
In June, local historian Juliet Jenkin will be talking about her research on William Gendall Jenkin, a cousin of her late husband.  William, a miner, signed up in Camborne and died on the Western Front with many of his companions.

Wednesday 14th June 2017
1pm - 2pm


Making subtitles better

Huge thanks to our volunteer Katrina Williams who attended the European Federation of Hard of Hearing People's annual conference in London earlier this month.
Katrina told me about a range of work being done around the conference theme: 'Staying connected, informed and empowered' - ranging from Apple's work on making iPhones accessible to work on subtitling programmes at the BBC, and elsewhere.
On this subject, the Centre for Translation Studies at University College London (UCL) is running a study on the quality of subtitles  - and is seeking participants who are prepared to complete a 90-minute testing session watching subtitled videos and answering questions related to them.  The Centre will provide £25 payment as compensation for your time.
If you'd like to participate - email Dr Agnieszka Szarkowska  -
More on this initiative on

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Creating historical costume from old photographs - a picture gallery

Photos from a presentation by historical costume expert Lorna Kinsey-Jones at the Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro, earlier this month. Lorna created the fabulous nurse's uniform and Land Army smock which are currently on display at Heart of Conflict, our exhibition on Cornwall during World War One.
Sarah Lloyd-Durrant,  who worked on the digitalisation of the museum's collection of photographs by A. W. Jordan, talked about the archive.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Spring embroidery at the Masbro Centre

A great session at the Masbro Centre today with old friends! It's been a year now since the first session led by our volunteer Katrina Williams. This workshop had a spring-like theme - a primrose.

Talk at Royal Cornwall Museum: Saving Lives at Sea

Don't miss local historian Len Sheppard's talk at the Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro, during our World War One exhibition Heart of Conflict: he'll be talking about Cornwall and life at sea during the war years.

During the War, people who were close to the sea were often pushed to extremes. Fishermen were called upon to help with rescuing people from torpedoed ships. And in Newquay, the crew of lifeboat “James Stevens Number 5” defied the elements to battle through mountainous seas to rescue a stricken Danish cargo ship carrying vital war supplies.
Wednesday 31 May 2017
13:00 – 14:00pm

 To book, visit the Royal Cornwall Museum's Events' booking site.