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Behind the Scenes at the Museum

The word ‘curate’ is becoming like the word ‘icon’ – overused and misunderstood. So to meet a proper curator – no inverted commas necessary – was a real treat. Twenty plus West Cornwall DFAS members had that privilege when we went … Continue reading

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A Tour of Two Local Churches

More than 20 West Cornwall DFAS members spent a delightful day today touring Madron Church and Zennor Church with historian Dr Joanna Mattingly (Jo). We started the day by fortifying ourselves with cappuccinos and lattes at the café at Trengwainton. … Continue reading

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A Christmas Visit to Buckfast Abbey and Totnes

The last West Cornwall DFAS trip of 2015 earlier this week, saw 21 intrepid members braving wind and water for their cross-border excursion. No, this was not the English Channel for a trip to France, but a horribly blustery and rainy … Continue reading

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A Great Day for the Spice Girls

Baklavas, oozing syrup-drenched pistachios, filled a dozen baking trays at the end of a sumptuous Lebanese Cookery Workshop with Basma Ashworth in Marazion last week. The kitchen of the community centre wafted mouthwatering aromas as cook extraordinaire, artist and scientist … Continue reading

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West Cornwall DFAS Does London

A band of excited West Cornwall DFAS members had a happy and cultured time on our recent London trip. The formula of ‘make your own arrangements for travel and accommodation’ worked really well. We kicked off with the Ai Weiwei … Continue reading

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Summer Drinks at Trereife … I mean, Montmartre

Our lecture on Gertrude Stein in the early part of this year’s season proved the inspiration for this year’s West Cornwall DFAS summer drinks party. Fifty or so members took up to the invitation to spend ‘An Evening in Montmartre’, some of … Continue reading

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West Cornwall DFAS members sent to Coventry!

A group of members spent an enchanting midsummer morning in three clifftop meadows at Coverack, where sculptor Terence Coventry, who is collected on every continent, talked about the practicalities of making and moving monumental concrete and steel works. He also … Continue reading

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The First Annual West Cornwall DFAS Art Prize

Abbie Trevorrow, 18, of Towednack, who has just completed her Art and Design Level 3 Diploma at Penwith College, is the recipient of the first West Cornwall DFAS Art Prize. Judges Liz Le Grice, Tim Wayne and Samme Charlesworth selected the work … Continue reading

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20th Century Sculpture Study Day Held in Truro

Yesterday West Cornwall DFAS organised a Study Day on the topic of Twentieth Century Sculpture, at the Alverton Hotel in Truro. A hall full of DFAS members from all over Cornwall (and beyond!) turned up to hear lecturer Linda Smith. We … Continue reading

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