Posts for Arts & Culture

St. James’s Flower Festival, Kilkhampton

By Helen Shingler: I popped along to St. James’s Church in Kilkhampton on Sunday to take a look at their Flower Festival. This year it was set in the churchyard instead of inside the church, possibly due to the Covid situation.  Luckily, the rain held off all weekend and the […]

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Bude’s Heritage Day was a sunny success

Well done to Janine King and her team for yesterday’s Bude Heritage Festival day, which was the first non-virtual event to take place at the Castle this year. The weather was kind, so it was lovely to see people enjoying the sunshine while listening to The Bencoolen Wreckers, Launceston-based The […]

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Tom Jones and James Corden both spotted in Bude

Bude is becoming something of a celebrity sport, with James Corden (who left this morning by private helicopter from Bude Cricket Club) and Tom Jones both spotted here this week. They are believed to have been recording a new Amazon Prime comedy drama called Mammals, but currently, it is all […]

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Book launch in Boscastle

Congratulations to Lally A Turner for publishing her first book, in her Kids of Kernow series. There will be a book launch in Boscastle for the book aimed at children.  The author says: My passion is to empower children to be happy, carefree, and confident enough to do, be and […]

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Dartmoor Heritage Festival

Dartmoor National Park is celebrating the moor’s incredible archaeology and history with a special heritage festival where people can delve deeper into Dartmoor’s past. From 11 – 25 July the festival of walks and talks will cover a range of topics from fascinating finds to farming, and medieval to military […]

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New Crowdfunder to replace missing ‘Red Post’

Sometime in April 2021, all four directional fingerposts of the famous Red Post at Launcells were removed, presumed stolen (this was reported in April on Bude and Beyond – read the report by Helen Shingler here).  The loss of the historic fingerposts was met with anger and sadness locally, so […]

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Dartmoor Mine re-opens for business

We are making a few changes to our website, so now the ‘Devon’ news will appear in our local section. From Dartmoor National Park: An exciting discovery has been made at a preserved mine site which puts human activity there back potentially by more than 1,000 years. Initial analysis of […]

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North Cornwall Book Festival

It’s on! This year’s fabulous programme of author events, workshops and musical events can be found and booked on-line at www.ncornbookfest.org/whats-on  or Instagram@NCornBookFest or their Facebook page. There will also be a café offering an array of fabulous food and, for the first time, a retail marketplace which will include […]

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Bude-Stratton Heritage Festival

  At last, an event which is due to go ahead as planned. Always popular, Bude-Stratton Heritage Festival takes place on Sunday 25th July. If you plan to enter the classes, you need to obtain an entry form. The Bude Castle website is here.  

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Thank you, Bude Library

I read a tweet from someone recently who said they get emotional when leaving their library because the whole idea of free books is just so brilliant. I’ve always loved libraries and books. As a child, in a home which valued books, but could only afford them for Christmas and […]

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Tall Ships race event cancelled

From the Tall Ships Falmouth 2021 Facebook page: With the continuing uncertain situation throughout Europe and across the globe in relation to the COVID pandemic, Falmouth Town Council, UK, Falmouth Cornwall UK, Falmouth Town Team, Falmouth Tall Ships Association and key strategic partners have announced that the 2021 Falmouth Tall […]

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Helland Bridge on Camel Trail closed

A car crashed into historic Helland Bridge on the Camel Trail yesterday, meaning the bridge has now been closed due to structural damage. The picturesque medieval bridge over the River Camel is a Grade I listed structure in the parish of St Mabyn. Built from local slate and stone rubble, […]

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Why not be part of the Compass Point Project?

From Bude & Stratton Town Council:   WE NEED YOU   Would you like to be part of The Compass Point Project? We are looking for people in our community who have an interest in the project from any perspective to put a hand up and have an opportunity to […]

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Not the first time leaders have met in the SW

Anyone interested in history, here is a fascinating report from University of Exeter: The imminent G7 meeting in Cornwall is not the first time leaders have taken advantage of spectacular settings in the South West to boost their political fortunes. Long before Carbis Bay was chosen as the location to […]

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What was Joe Lycett doing in Bude?

The hugely funny Brummie comedian, Joe Lycett, was filming in Bude this week. Lou Whelan, Managing Director of the Bude Refill Shop CIC, was thrilled to meet him when he called into The Refill Shop: Joe was in town filming a future episode of his consumer / community show, ‘Joe […]

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