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Here we are again, but with the lessons learnt over Lockdown 1.0 we’re fairly buoyant about the next few weeks with a takeaway café offer, some online performances and great new Lockdown activity to be part of a town-wide window display! This pandemic has seen such challenges and hardship, but it has also provided opportunities and hope for a better future. There was a lot of talk before the summer about a Reset, about how we will do things differently as we emerge. The hopeful change that is unfolding on the other side of the Atlantic, I hope will be a catalyst for some global change, but here in Bodmin, in our organisation, we are changing too. We have looked at what we do, at who we are and how we’re perceived. We’re still looking at that*. And we are hoping to step out from this pandemic with a spring our foot, a new way of thinking and working - more conversations, clearer language, more ways to engage and take part. I know I’ve told you this before but I’m excited about the future and about the role that intoBodmin can play in it. So, thank you for continuing to read these newsletters, for liking and sharing our social media posts, for taking part in our projects, answering our surveys and watching the performances. We’re on a journey and I’m glad you’re with us.

*The intoBodmin’s Future is Loading Survey. It’s a long one - 25 questions - but it is SO helpful to hear what you think (its anonymous), so maybe you can find 30 minutes to have a look.

What's On | intoBodmin

Fridays, 11am-1pm | Pay What You Decide
While The Old Library Café is closed for the duration of the lockdown, we’ll be running a Crib Time Takeaway each Friday from The Old Library’s back door (by the garden). Crib Time is pay what you feel on all items on our takeaway menu, including soup or vegetable stew with homemade bread, cakes biscuits and hot drinks. When ordering we kindly ask that you wear a mask and keep a safe distance from our cafe team. 

Inspired by Shakespeare’s most famous plays and with a nod to Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads, Bard Heads imagines what might have happened next in ‘Romeo & Juliet’ and 'The Tempest' with: 

HAPPY AS LARRY | 19th Nov | 7:30pm
THE QUEEN'S SPEECH | 26th Nov | 7:30pm 

Both performances are online and are pay what you decide. 

Sat 5th-Sun 13th Dec | 5:30-8:30pm daily | Free 

intoBodmin with Bodmin Christmas Lights Committee need your help to transform our streets into a magical outdoor gallery for everyone to enjoy. Decorate a window between the 5th and 13th Dec and register to add it to the free downloadable map so that everyone can enjoy a magical walk around Bodmin this Christmas. Make a display your flat, house, business, school, campervan, shop, or in your front garden! It could be as simple as a candle in a window, or you could go all out and decorate the whole house! Anything goes… as long as it’s family friendly! Let’s light up Bodmin!

A commission to create a moving water installation in the grounds of The Old Library using reclaimed materials. We're looking for a freelance artist/maker to design and fabricate a perpetual motion water installation in our garden. The water feature should use upcycled materials and be in keeping with the look and atmosphere of the garden. The installation will utilise a solar pump and rain water running from the guttering at the back of the building, to create perpetual motion. 

Although we've had to postpone our November events, the great news is that we've now got lots of fantastic things happening in December! Keep an eye on our box office for details of performances in The Old Library including DAVID MYNNE'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL and Coppice Theatre's JACK FROST'S STORYTIME. Plus, get your craft on with our FELT SOAP WORKSHOP and PAINT & PINOT EVENING.

What's On | Our Friends

In case you missed it, here's the brilliant article from Cornwall Live, in which reporter Aaron Greenaway visited Bodmin town centre to celebrate some of the independently owned businesses that make up part of our town and meet some of the faces behind the high street businesses.

North Cornwall based dance company, Dance Centred, is celebrating after being awarded £26,391 of National Lottery funding from Sport England to fund their current countywide project, Physical Postcards. The grant will allow Dance Centred to deliver on their project aims which include breaking down barriers to activity, engaging directly with those who have been shielding during the pandemic and those who are at risk of feeling isolated as we move into the winter months. The project, Physical Postcards, will allow participants the opportunity to receive FREE weekly, beautifully designed postcards through the post for 12 weeks. Deadline extended to 25th November.

Even in these times of social distancing there are lots of events, activities and online classes where you can join the Hall’s sessions from the comfort of your own home. See the list of current and future activities at Treverbyn Community Hall on their website. 

If you love what we do, why not donate the price of a ticket and help us keep going?
If you want to help us get back on our feet once things get a little brighter, please consider donating the price of a ticket (or any amount) by Paypal, send us a cheque or email us for bank account details. We're feeling the strain from having to cancel our events so if you can afford to give, every £1 will help. The link to donate is on the bottom of each page of our website, or get in touch for more information. 

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