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I PACKED THIS MYSELF started as a project working with migrant workers and local communities in Cornwall. We found instances of exploitation, discrimination and outright racism and tried to find ways of bringing people together to increase understanding. We've run workshops across Cornwall in schools and with other groups. We're now taking this work forward by looking at unemployment in rural communities.


Friday, 15 October 2010

Getting things started again

Autumn.
Back in Cornwall and getting things started for the next round of workshops. Back to Camborne, even:  and it is far too long since I have seen Bridging Arts volunteer and all rounder Mike Matthews.
The Tyacks Hotel  Camborne (scene of many Bridging Arts meetings), has changed its car park arrangements. Clamping is not out of the question - not good news for people who lose track of time...
Otherwise - it's clear, due to the level of interest from schools, that we'll need to start pulling together a team. Teachers have said that they are particularly interested in migrant workers helping to deliver the workshops, so we'll develop that angle. Last year's team (apart of course from Mike) has dispersed. Sadly (for us) Ewa and Waldek Cimoshowsky have gone back to Poland. And Inga from SEF is now in Luton. Vadim is back in Latvia.