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December 2020

Our Community Gallery is hosting a fascinating photography exhibition. The photos on display are by an amazing group of people who have taken part in the first 8 week discover smartphone photography project in Falmouth, run by Make it Better CIC and supported by Falmouth Cultural Services and The Little Parc Owles Trust. The project People got involved for lots of different reasons, to get more confident with photography, to learn how their phone camera and apps worked, to tell their story, be creative or get more confident about showing their photographs. People involved took part in workshops or location visit, taking photographs

We all try to capture special moments taking photos. It is a way to remember and cherish them. Framing picture is an extra act of care, and there is nothing more satisfying than creating hand-made frames. MATERIAL NEEDED (for a 10X15 cm photo) : Coloured card (at least A4) Scissors, glue (or double sided tape), a pencil and a ruler Any decoration (stickers, sequins, buttons…) - OPTIONAL 3D sided card photo frames could also be a nice present to give to someone special. Download the tutorial and give it a go! 3D-sides-card-photo-frameDownload

This year it has not been possible to hold Falmouth's Christmas Tree Festival as we usually would at Princess Pavilion and Gyllyngdune Gardens, but we were determined that this much loved event would still be celebrated, albeit in a different way. The Festival itself has gone virtual, although The Mayor of Falmouth, Steve Eva, has kindly donated a beautiful tree to display at Gyllyngdune Gardens grown locally by Paul and Joy Watts on their Christmas Tree farm down the road at Playing Place, so that there is still a little bit of actual Christmas sparkle to brighten people’s day. Community groups, families

An easy craft coming from eastern traditions, can seems tricky at a first glance, but it is easy to master after a couple of attempts. A cute idea as a present or an unconventional Christmas Decoration. MATERIAL NEEDED: Origami paper (or thin coloured cartridge paper): a strip of at least 20cmX1.5cm for each star Scissors (if you need to cut the sheets of paper into strips) A pen (to write your wish inside the star) A jar (optional: only if you want to collect all the stars in a decorative way) Download the tutorial and try this craft. The more you practise

Which of us has never tried, in their life, to experiment with words and little poems to express feelings and emotions that could not otherwise be expressed? Sometimes this is a tricky process though, as the blank page looks scary and daunting, often making us giving up. Black out poetry can help to overcome this obstacle and free ourselves from inhibitions. The world is full of hidden poetry that awaits to be discovered. Blackout poetry (also known as Caviardage) is a creative method of deep personal exploration through a process of creation (or unveiling) of a visual and poetical message. MATERIAL