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A Moor’s Home, by Martha Blue

Martha won joint-first in our 2022 Young People’s Poetry Competition.   dismal plains, grassandpeat storm-blast-sog-bogged, sweep flat beneath shockedbooming dins;...

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October 6, 2022

People not Places, by Ruth Dunn

Ruth won the Cornwall prize in our 2022 Young People’s Poetry Competition.   Homes are in people not places, Feelings...

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October 6, 2022

Causley and Folklore: Ghosts, Fairies and Mermaids

Born and bred in Launceston, Cornwall, Charles Causley had the fair county in his blood. Causley’s poetry was seeped in...

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October 3, 2022

In Conversation with a Musician: What do the arts mean to you?

Em Craig is currently studying Jazz Saxophone at The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. Aspiring for a career...

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September 26, 2022

Digital Writer’s Diaries: Mid September notes from our digital writer in residence, Sue Wallace-Shaddad

I have had a bit of a break from my usual routine over the last few weeks, spending time with...

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September 21, 2022

October’s Call For Content: Chilling Encounters

It’s officially spooky season. You know what that means… let’s get ourselves fabulously frightened!   To celebrate this Halloween, all of...

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September 19, 2022

Book Review – Matt Haig’s ‘The Midnight Library’

TRIGGER WARNING – mentions of suicide Haig’s ‘The Midnight Library’ is a celebration of life’s possibilities hidden in a seemingly...

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September 14, 2022

Digital Writer’s Diaries: Meet The Maker’s first digital writer in residence, Sue Wallace-Shaddad

I have long thought about writing a blog but have never got round to it, so was delighted to be...

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September 7, 2022

An interview with Cornish artist, Peter Ursem

To round up The Maker’s Summer of Literature, and August’s focus on the Arts, I reached out to local, Cornish...

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September 5, 2022

What am I looking at? A Beginners Guide to Identifying Different Art Movements

You may have well read The Maker’s recent article, ‘Interpreting Artwork for Newbies’, written as part of our Summer of...

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August 31, 2022

BookTok: The Genesis of the Bookfluencer

It goes without saying that the internet changed literature forever. With the advent of inventions such as the Kindle, Amazon...

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August 26, 2022

Decolonising the Gallery – The Hidden Histories of ‘The Arts’

While people assume ‘The Arts’ to be an inclusive concept, fostering creative collaboration and ingenuity amongst creators, often we forget...

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August 22, 2022
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