Posts for Arts & Culture

Are you celebrating World Book Day?

Normally, at this time of year, schools and nurseries are holding World Book Day events, but obviously this year feels very different. World Book Day is a charity that changes lives through a love of books and shared reading. World Book Day helps tackle book poverty and encourages all children […]

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Causley Festival of Arts and Literature

By Rosie Cripps: As we look forward to another year of digital and online events, the organisers of The Causley Festival of Arts & Literature is calling for artists and performers from across the arts sector to submit an expression of interest in participating in the 2021 Festival. Following the […]

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Film crew in Bude

The next Alex Rider series (based on the novels of Anthony Horowitz) for Amazon Prime is currently being filmed at Widemouth Bay. On their Facebook page, Bude Rugby Club, home to the film crew this week, wrote: From Sunday 28th February until Friday 5th March 2021 a number of vehicles […]

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Big thanks to Bude Library

I love Bude Library. They provide me with amazing books, week in week out, which I thoroughly enjoy; I can’t praise them enough. The Library transports me to other worlds. Now, they are taking things a step further … on their Facebook page, they say: To celebrate World Book Day […]

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Flying start to save the Storm Tower

I always call it Compass Point, mind you . Good news. Bude & Stratton Town Council say:   We have just hit our 50% target on the crowd funder!  and raised over £100,000 across the whole project. This is an incredible achievement  – thank you to everyone who has donated […]

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Virtual Speak Out, Stay Safe assembly, hosted by Ant and Dec, on Facebook

Amid growing concerns about the impact of COVID 19 on children’s safety and mental health and wellbeing, the NSPCC is holding a second virtual ‘Speak Out. Stay Safe’ assembly on Facebook on Tuesday February 23rd at 10am. The special broadcast suitable for children aged five and over aims to help them understand […]

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Heritage Crowdfunder for Bude Storm Tower close to 50% of target

The aim: to save the Storm Tower at Compass Point from falling into the sea due to coastal erosion. The Storm Tower is in serious danger due to ongoing coastal erosion of the Compass Point cliffs below; if left untouched, the elements will claim the tower and this local landmark […]

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Save our Storm Tower hits over 40% target

An historical icon of Bude, the Storm Tower sits on overwatch proudly above Bude Bay. Originally designed by architect, George Wightwick, in 1835 for Sir Thomas Acland, as a refuge for the coastguard and for ornamental purposes. This iconic octagonal tower was modelled by Wightwick on the ‘Temple of the […]

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The best kind of Valentine …

I love this kind community gesture from Mark James. There are lots of people who will not receive a Valentine today, or possibly any other year. Many are single, divorced or widowed, for example. Some just don’t go in for it, and it has become terribly commercialised over the years. […]

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Save our Storm Tower

The campaign to save Bude’s Storm Tower, Compass Point, has so far attracted 16% of funding on its Crowdfunder site. This morning, the amount pledged stood at £8,376. The Storm Tower is in serious danger due to ongoing coastal erosion of the Compass Point cliffs below, if left untouched the […]

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Save Our Storm Tower – a plea from the town Council

From Bude & Stratton Council: The Storm Tower at Compass Point, Bude is in serious danger due to ongoing coastal erosion of the Compass Point cliffs below. If no action is taken the Tower will be claimed by the elements and this iconic landmark will be lost for good.   […]

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Free online smartphone photography sessions

From Make It Better CIC: Creativity is a hugely important factor in maintaining a stable mental health and improving quality of life, as well as developing a positive worldview. As one of the 12 projects awarded by Cornwall Council’s Suicide Prevention Innovation fund, we are offering smartphone photography sessions online. […]

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Introduction to a white moon witch in Bude

So glad I asked people to write articles for B & B as I’ve had 4 come forward so far – brilliant. They are all very different pieces, but all equally fascinating, enabling me to share things with you relating to Bude I would otherwise know little about.   This […]

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Keeping it local on wellbeing collaboration

It makes perfect sense that a book directed at young people should be illustrated by a young artist. Local Bude author, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Mary Welford, has co-written The Kindness Workbook  to help boost wellbeing in young people. The book, published on 10th December, was illustrated by the young Bude […]

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Inside the new-look Bay View Inn

I was thrilled to be invited to sneak a peak at the fabulously fresh, new look Bay View at wonderful Widemouth this week. You can’t fail to have noticed building work has been ongoing, and big changes are afoot at the inn which looks light, airy and spacious, but still […]

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