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By Jeanette Tapping, Jun 20 2020 02:34PM

Live in or near Illogan?

Check out the Illogan Connect Horticulture and Domestic Show.

Running a group in the Illogan area?

Run a business based in Illogan or serving the Illogan Community?

Illogan Connect is looking for news items/adverts for its Community website.

Illogan Connect Is a new project based on Social Enterprise ethics. Our aim is to develop a virtual Community Centre for Illogan embracing venues, organisations, groups, local businesses and residents. Providing trusted and useful information and activities of interest to our local community.

We are hosting the virtual Illogan Horticulture and Domestic Show as a pilot to help us gauge the support for our venture. Entry is free. You the Community vote for your favourite images. Prizes will be awarded for the winner of each section.

Please visit for further details.

We would love to keep you informed about Illogan Connect's progress. Please go to and submit your email address.

By Jeanette Tapping, May 14 2020 12:29PM

Just thought I would share this article about a new exciting arts and community project by Simon Birch Dance supported by Arts Council England, FEAST Cornwall and the Hall for Cornwall.

About the Project:

VILLAGE is a creative community engagement project that will run for a 12-month period starting in May 2020 in Cornwall. It will be led by a team of professional artists from dance, music and visual art. The communities of five different geographical areas and different community groups will be invited to take part in a range of activities through which they will be able to share their thoughts, opinions and stories in order to reveal the many different ways communities are connected, especially during these challenging times. The aim is to include people of all ages. There will be a variety of ways for people to take part, and out of what they share will grow original pieces of, dance, music and visual art.

The VILLAGE project will initially be delivered online or through the help of community networks. The hope is that the voluntary and community sector in Cornwall; by using the volunteers who are at the grassroots of Covid-19 support; will help include those who are hard to reach, vulnerable and not on social media. If lockdown and/or social distancing continues, the entire project will be delivered in this way. However, it is hoped that over the year restrictions will be lifted so that in-person workshops and activities can take place. The project will culminate in an interactive performance and exhibition (either live or online, or both). The performance and exhibition will be inspired by what is gathered, shared and created by the artistic team and the participating members of the communities. The aim is to create artwork that speaks of all our experiences – artwork that inspires, challenges and moves people. There is also a desire to use the project to build and strengthen relationships between regional artists and local communities, promote the arts as a mechanism for expressing and sharing difficult issues and, in this instance, give voice to the challenges faced and the joys experienced by people living through these unprecedented times.

More information about SIMON BIRCH DANCE can be found at . Here you will find descriptions, films and images of past projects, as well as artist biographies.

By Jeanette Tapping, Apr 29 2020 06:21AM

Cornwall Council have shared this wonderful post on Facebook. Cornish School Children singing together across the County. You can share the experience with friends and family too. Beautiful.

Follow this link and enjoy. (You will need to copy and then paste into your browser)

By Jeanette Tapping, Apr 16 2020 01:46PM

This team has been set up through Volunteer Cornwall and is headed by Andrew Blizzard. Leaflets will be coming throughIllogan Parish Council area letterboxes over the coming days.

Andrew tells us that Illogan Volunteers are coordinating volunteers who can offer help for isolating people living in Illogan who have no family, neighbours or friends to help.

His Team can organise help with:

• Shopping

• Collecting prescriptions

• Posting letters

• Urgent supplies

• Friendly phone calls

They will take every precaution to ensure they are only spreading kindness by avoiding physical

contact (2m distance), washing hands before helping and leaving items on doorsteps.

To contact

Call Andrew on 07949691164

or email [email protected]

Please also call or email if you wish to volunteer your help.

By Jeanette Tapping, Apr 10 2020 12:36PM

At the end of week 3, more support is becoming available. It is wonderful how the Community spirit is evolving at a time when we have to distance ourselves from others.

it is noticably quieter, bird song can be heard clearly throughout the day and those of us who are lucky enough to get out of the house for a short spell seem to be observing the 2 metre rule. Its good to see families out together getting some much needed fresh air during their once a day exercise and thank goodness that the sun is shining and the wind and rain are holding off.

Of course, some of us dont have family or friends to share this difficult time with. Being home alone with little or no human interaction may be normal daily life for many of the elderly or vulnerable however, lockdown has added to their isolation and removed their ability to go out even for essentials. The ability to talk to another human being can be so beneficial at this time.

To help those having to self isolate, worrying about how to get food/mediical supplies or just to have a lisening ear there are further services that are avaiaible. If you can, do pass the following information on to someone who needs it.

Camborne Library Staff have been re-tasked and are currently running a chat line on 01209 708995 and Judy Davidson, a Redruth Town Councillor is available to chat on 01209 217179.

Volunteer Cornwall are setting up a dedicated support group for Illogan. Andrew Blizzard is working with Volunteer Cornwall to set up the group. They will be helping the vulnerable people in the area. They want to reach out to as many people as possible both in terms of volunteers and people who need help. Andrew may be contacted on 07949 691164.

So, if you are interested in volunteering or if you are aware of someone who needs support with shopping, prescription collections or anything else! Give Andrew a call.

Photo: Mary's Well taken earlier this week.

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