Posts for Arts & Culture

Joe Lycett draws attention to the cheap bodyboard problem

Joe Lycett’s ‘Got Your Back’ episode on cheap polystyrene bodyboards aired yesterday evening. The BAFTA-nominated consumer rights series with a comedy twist focused on how cheap bodyboards are discarded in coastal towns across the UK each year littering beaches and polluting the sea, and the filming took place in Bude earlier in summer. Keep Britain Tidy […]

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Cornwall on longlist for ‘city’ of culture

From the Government: Eight areas longlisted for UK City of Culture 2025 were unveiled by Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries. Following a record 20 bids, the eight longlisted locations are Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Bradford, Cornwall, County Durham, Derby, Southampton, Stirling and Wrexham County Borough. Winning the prestigious title has […]

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Broken sculpture down at the canal

Sorry today to see one of the sculptures broken. It looks just like wear and tear, really, but here’s hoping it can be fixed.

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A fabulous summer for the arts in Bude

Richard Wolfenden – Brown seems to be putting Bude firmly on the performing arts map. His brainchild, North Coast Arts, held its very first open air theatre season, with over 3000 people attending our shows this summer. In an email to supporters, he wrote: “It was lovely to see people […]

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Exciting times – preparing for Bude’s first literary festival

North Coast Arts is proud to have been invited by Bude & Stratton Town Council to organise the first ‘Bude Literary Festival’ which will take place from 18 – 22 May 2022 in and around the Library, The Castle, The Parkhouse Centre and other venues. Bude Literary Festival volunteers, provisionally […]

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Bude hosts the Cornish Gorsedh

The day could not have been better for today’s Gorsedh held on the Bude Castle lawns in brilliant sunshine. It is a curious ceremony which must have set a few visitors thinking. Certainly, I had never seen it before. The word is Welsh in origin (Gorsedd) and in Breton, it […]

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Bude should be proud of Bude Pride

With Lifeboat Day (with its immense pre-planning) cancelled for another year due to Covid 19, Bude is fortunate to have Bude Pride this weekend. It looks like being a major success. I drove to Bude earlier and parking was already at a premium, while the Castle Green was busy, with […]

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Bude Pride is this weekend

What to expect: 8 hours of Live Music (with some very exciting guests) A Shine Market with food and local shakers and makers A Pop-up Bar Yoga Workshops Collaborative Art Projects Mental Health Signposting An Exhibition An Exclusive After Party Drag Raffles and Prizes Merch and more! Why? Not only […]

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Covid rising fast in Cornwall – did Boardmasters play a part?

Boardmasters is getting a bad press as the number of cases in Cornwall – and other areas – continues to rise. National news suggests that 5000 new cases are suspected to be linked to them music festival. The jury is out and the evidence is not yet in for that. […]

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Storm Tower consultation meeting

I attended the Storm Tower (Compass Point) consultation meeting last night, which was interesting and informative for those who chose to attend. Held at the Parkhouse, it was open to all. The tower is a Grade II listed building which needs, from a heritage perspective, to be moved before it […]

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Cornwall for City of Culture? It’s no longer just cities …

A record 20 places from across the UK have put in a bid to become the UK City of Culture 2025. The winner will take on the baton from Coventry as the 2021 UK City of Culture and be at the centre of the UK’s cultural spotlight in 2025. The […]

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Mobile Jewellery School

The Mobile Jewellery School is a pop-up silversmithing teaching business run by Melanie Bowler and Juliette McElligott. We hire Village Halls or Community Centres in the South West and bring all the materials, tools, equipment and our expert knowledge to teach two sessions per day. Our taster sessions and all-day […]

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Police pleased with security at Boardmasters

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Devon and Cornwall Police has said they are pleased with the security operation that was run in support of the Boardmasters music festival. Around 50,000 people attended the event at Watergate Bay this year and officers worked closely with festival organisers and partner agencies with […]

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Circus at Ebbingford Manor

We are so so thrilled to announce that our summer show is here! Tickets are on sale now – book here. We are so excited to be bringing you our new show, BERT! We have gone bigger, better and more creative than ever, so you can expect some epic acrobatics […]

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Keeping safe at Boardmasters

From Devon & Cornwall Police: Up to 50,000 festival goers are expected to flock to Boardmasters this weekend and Devon & Cornwall Police are on hand to help event organisers ensure it runs smoothly and to minimise crime. Chief Inspector Brent Ireland, from Devon & Cornwall Police, said: “We will […]

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