April 11-18th, 2013

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Art8 Questions – Dave Mynne

In this edition of ‘Art8 Questions’, we put 8 Questions to Dave Mynne who is running  the One-Man Great Expectations event as part of Art8 2013. Dave is a founder member of Kneehigh and, over the last 30 years, has worked on many of the company’s shows as actor, musician and maker. Aside from his Great Expectations show,
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Art8 Questions – Flix in the Stix

In this edition of ‘Art8 Questions’, we put 8 Questions to the artists running Flix in the Stix which, in partnership with Cornwall Film Festival, are hosting a showcase of outstanding Cornish film, featuring award winning short films from Cornwall’s most talented filmmakers. Theresa Malin runs the wonderful Well Café in Cubert which is where the
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Its all about YOU.

A festival of culture should be a celebration of individual creativity and expression, Newquay’s talented artisans have flung open their doors and invited us in to work on unique, personal pieces with experienced, inspirational tutors.   We are huge fans of just about anything upcycled – from art to furniture to clothing – and it
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Art8 Questions – Jess from Freedom Guilt Equation

Art8: You played at Art8 2012 and also at the launch event ‘Kickstart8′ for 2013. In your opinion, what is the best thing about Art8 and how do you think it benefits the town of Newquay? Jess: I love the way that Art8 showcases the creative community in and around Newquay.  It shows a different, positive
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Art8 Questions – Alan Robinson

For this article, the first in a series of articles called ‘Art8 Questions’, we caught up with Alan Robinson and asked him 8 questions. Alan is running the Poetry Slam at Café Irie for Art8 2013  . The ‘Art8 Questions’ series will look into the some of the artists that are taking part in Art8 and attempt to discover
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Art8 on BBC Radio Cornwall!

Liz and Caroline, two of the linch pins of the Art8 team, have stepped up and braved the media spotlight for the good of Art8 2013. They took part in an interview on BBC Radio Cornwall with Tiffany Truscott this afternoon talking about the Art8 Prizes, a selection of events that are running, why the
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Liz and Caroline at BBC Radio Cornwall

First love: The Lindy Hop.

Personally I love to dance like no ones watching (and usually no one is) so as an overly excited woman (meaning me) I can’t wait to get involved in the dance workshops and watch the performances Art8 has organised this year. Kicking off on Saturday the 13th is a 1940’s esque Jitterbug and Jive dance
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Surf’s Up.

Our Cornish waters have been the inspiration behind many great works of art, drawing international artists to set up studios and galleries along its coastline. A unique culture and identity has been developed on the North Coast of Cornwall over the past few decades. Surfing, initially a subculture has grown to involve many of the
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