Posts for Arts & Culture

Well done, Budesy

From the Mayor:   Whilst the Town Council cannot condone the alterations to our Covid 19 pavement ‘keep to the right’ signs, I have to say that this is street art in the truest sense and I feel it actually helps improve the message. People are taking note of them. […]

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Fabio d’Andrea’s latest video features beautiful Bude

Award-winning composer and pianist Fabio D’Andrea has created a two-part video album, comprised of 24 original piano pieces, one in each key, in which Bude features.   Fabio d’Andrea’s latest music video, ‘The Sleeping Beauty’ (starring Hollyoaks actress, Emma Rigby) was released last Friday and features two stunning filming locations, […]

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New book by Bude’s romantic fiction author

Since moving to Bude, Johanna Jackson has come to know many of the local people, but it was several conversations with Mike Smith, owner of Bude’s Crescent Post Office & Stores, that gave Johanna the idea of including a link to local families in the storyline of her latest book. […]

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North Cornwall Book Festival cancelled

  Inevitably, as with pretty much all group events at the moment, the North Cornwall Book Festival at Endellion has been cancelled for 2020. The Book Festival Team says: With the current social distancing measures likely to remain in place until October we feel that the festival would lose much […]

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Gorsedh Kernow postponed until 2021

Another event has, unfortunately, had to be cancelled, leaving not much to look forward to in the months ahead of 2020. The Gorsedh Kernow has joined the ranks of Bude Carnival, Bude Lifeboat Day, and Leopallozza among other events, which have now been postponed until 2021. Gorsedh Kernow has decided […]

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Leopallooza cancelled for 2020

Bude’s favourite musical event, Leopallooza, has been cancelled for 2020. Yesterday, the website stated: It’s with heavy hearts we’re letting you know that Leopallooza won’t be taking place this summer and will be postponed until 2021. Nothing is more important to us than the safety of everybody who joins us […]

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Local villages getting ready for socially-distanced VE Day …

By Tracy Barker: In answer to the request for some good news, I  believe that lots of villages are preparing to have social distancing street or garden parties, on Friday for VE Day celebrations. We have made a scarecrow to commemorate VE Day and we had lots of fun making […]

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Bude Carnival added to the cancelled events list

From Bude Carnival Committee: We had hoped we wouldn’t have to, but it has become clear over recent weeks and months that it is not plausible for the carnival to go ahead as planned this year. 2020 would have have been our 100th carnival and whilst we may not be […]

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Why we didn’t cover St George’s Day

I was questioned yesterday about why we had not covered St George’s Day on Bude & Beyond when people like Captain Tom are out there raising many millions for the NHS/his country. I did later attempt to make good by giving it a mention on social media, in the interval […]

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Children’s writing competition

FRom Cornwall Council: A Cornwall Council story writing competition to find the next generation of budding writers is going national. Launched as part of the Real Heroes Read Books campaign, the competition was originally just open to children from schools in Cornwall, but due to popular demand this is now […]

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Eden sessions postponed until 2021

The Eden Sessions have been postponed until 2021. Organisers have been closely assessing the impacts of the global coronavirus pandemic and decided that to ensure the safety and wellbeing of concert-goers, artists, crews, Eden Sessions staff and supporting teams, the Sessions could not go ahead this year. When shows are […]

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Getting IT Write – a new venture …

Almost everyone at some time says they want to write. Some people actually do it. Virtually everyone uses IT and therefore making it easy is valuable. So for free help with writing inspiration, motivation, prompts and ideas, here’s a Bude & Beyond sister site, using the IT brain of Rob […]

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Lynne’s creative spark tells visitors to hoof it back to us when it’s safe

When Bude artist, Lynne Holehouse saw my photograph of cows, my local traffic, she had a brainwave and asked if she could use it. Knowing her artistic kudos and creative spirit, I was intrigued to see what she had planned. The result? A great little ‘poster’ or meme to encourage […]

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A painting for our times …

Got to give it to Bude artist Lynne Holehouse. Not only is she talented, she is also topical. This is a tribute to our wonderful NHS workers and carers. They say a picture paints a thousand words, so I’ll leave it here …  

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The West Country Plea – a poem for our times

A poem for our times, by Sue Hilsdon: THe West Country Plea   Gratefully, we walked the lanes Hoping not to have to explain We haven’t shared our bugs around We’ve kept to ourselves, we’ve gone to ground. However other selfish eejits Have ignored the government edicts #StayHomeStaySafe, is the […]

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