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January 2021

In November we opened two travel-themed exhibitions called 'There and Back' and 'Here and There' which explore journeys near and far. Unfortunately you can't see them in person at the moment so we thought we would adapt Eve's wonderful activity sheet for children so it can be enjoyed at home. If you have a printer then just print the PDF and scroll below to find images of all of the artwork. If you don't have a printer then you can collect a paper copy from the library when you pick up your books (when it re-opens). Activity-sheet-Jan-21-printDownload Unknown Artist

Charles Napier Hemy RA RWS (1841-1917) was born in Newcastle, lived in London, studied in Antwerp, settled in Falmouth and is buried in Falmouth Cemetery.  He was the first Falmouth artist to be elected a Royal Academician and is celebrated for his paintings of the sea.  He was a sailor and had a boat fitted out as a floating studio, where he could observe the sea first hand. This terrific podcast by 'We Are on the Hill' tells Hemy's story interwoven with poems by Sarah Cave that are inspired by Hemy, his process and his art. https://weareonthehill.podbean.com/e/s01-episode-10-maritime-painter-charles-napier-hemy-ra-with-sarah-cave/

Do you fancy trying something a bit different this lockdown? One of our freelancers, Justin Wiggins, has formed the Book Sniffers Club. This a new creative wellbeing project which aims to get our noses back in books and make breathing fun again! So, why not grab a book and give it a go? You can find out how to take part on the club's website or follow the book sniffing fun on Instagram and/or Twitter.