Another date for your diaries - Saturday 8th September.
We will be running a pop up market - Honey Fare - on Honey Street, Bodmin.
We chose this location due to it being traffic free central in Bodmin, the independent traders are fantastic with so much to offer and its perfect for what we want to do.
The traders on the market will be Youth Enterprises, Social entrepreneurs or community groups. There will be bringing their locally made goods and services and it’s a great chance for them to highlight the fantastic work that they are doing.
The event has been made possible through a small amount of funding from Councillor Leigh Frost and supported by the Mayor of Bodmin Sara Kinsman as they are both very positive on promoting the great things about our town and the work we are doing.
We hope that this is the first of 4 markets we would like to hold each year and this can happen if it is supported by the community.
The venue is perfect for this with easy accessible parking, very supportive local traders and the fact that Honey Street is already pedestrianised meaning no road closures needed.
It’s been around a year in the making and after talks with the local and county council broke down last year it nearly never happened. However, after engaging with the local traders, youth and community groups they stressed how good this would be for them and we simply had to make it happen.
There is no cost for the market traders to be there as this will encourage more and it will give them the help they need to promote what they are doing as it is so often on a very tight budget.
The day will see some beautifully made crafts, fantastic mouth watering foods, music from buskers and street dance to set the atmosphere and entertain.
Come and join in, there may be space to trade if you fit the description above or just kick back, enjoy a little shopping, sample some of the great delights on offer and be part of the vibrant community of Bodmin.
We have been involved with Erasmus + for around the last 4 years either as participants, hosts or as partners on Erasmus + projects.
September will see our involvement enter a new experience with us being able to mentor a Young Entrepreneur from Turkey.
The Young Entrepreneur project that Erasmus runs is a fantastic opportunity for people to travel, learn and repeat on return to their home countries.
Yusuf will join us with the aim of learning and replicating part of our textile business back in Turkey on his return. Yusuf is from a family of Tailors and this will be the perfect opportunity to build on skills, knowledge and experience within the textile trade and for finding new opportunities in the future.
He will be with us for 2 months, staying with a local family to gain best experience and the whole program is funded by Erasmus and will give him expenses that will cover his stay, travel and living costs while here. Everyone wins on this program.
We also have another involvement with Erasmus during September and we will be leading a team of youth out to Czech Republic to take part in a youth exchange on the subject of food. The 4 young people will be meeting 38 others from across Europe in their first time visit to the country. The experience will see the participants look at food, the future of food and the differences in habits between the cultures. This again is funded by Erasmus and is aimed at creating new experiences and engagement for youth. Or part is mainly to guide them and offer support while they travel and find their feet in a new to them country. The experience is often a brilliant one and fun is high on the order of things.
We set off on the 22nd September for 8 days and really can’t wait as it will also be our fist time in Czech Republic and a country we have wanted to visit for a very long time.
Look out for updates, infoblogs and ways that you can join in on other projects with Erasmus.
The first of our 5 planned summer workshops started today and we were taken back by the talent that came through.
Wire work with silver and copper to make jewellery, a group of 7 and just the willingness to learn.
Only the sessional teacher had worked with wire before and with a handful of seaglass, a pair of pliers and a length of silver wire the students were soon creating something of beauty that they could take home and keep there after.
The workshops were taster sessions we are running through funding via Par Bay Big Local and are aimed at connecting with the community to see what they would like to do, and would they like to do more in the future. After todays session we know we have the demand for more, the ideas that came forward were positive and left us knowing that we are on the right track with our workshops.
If you would like to find out more then find us on Facebook where we have frequent updates, links to sign ups and a place where you can tell us what you would like to do.
Todays workshop, like the others 4 that are planned throughout the summer was held in Cornubia Hall Par. Its an ideal venue for workshops, its a place where communities can come together and its affordable. Perfect in our eyes.
link to facebook .. https://www.facebook.com/CultivateCornwall/
Our blog is designed to keep you up to date on Cultivate Cornwall news and all the different projects we are working on.