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Recent Articles from Blackbird Pie

Below are some recent articles from Blackbird pie, if you have an idea about an article we would love to hear about it, please contact us

Acting, Theatre, Circus, Drama, Music and Dance

Acting, Theatre, Circus, Drama, Music and Dance

Musical Theatre in Penryn, Newquay and Truro with Cornwall Theatre School Nothing beats the sheer, exhilarating buzz of performing on stage, so Principal Stephanie Johnson runs lots of shows each year for her students. She draws on her own extensive...
Baby Ballet comes to Cornwall

Baby Ballet comes to Cornwall

Baby Ballet comes to Cornwall The UK’s leading pre-school song and dance academy Babyballet opens its first branch in Cornwall. 30-year-old dancer and mother, Candice Inglis, has been dancing since she was three and studied dance at university. S...
Blackbird Reads - Made in Cornwall

Blackbird Reads - Made in Cornwall

Blackbird Reads: Made in Cornwall by Deborah Wright Cornwall has some wonderful children’s writers and illustrators, some of whom self-publish. Do search them out, they are so talented and deserve to be widely read.  ‘Percy Pengelly and the Wibb...

Christmas Books 2014

Blackbird Reads:  Christmas Books 2014 by Deborah Wright ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Christmas 123’ by Eric Carle published by Puffin A chunky board book with the well known caterpillar counting up to Christmas, and yes, he does become...
Forest Schools and outdoor adventure

Forest Schools and outdoor adventure

Forest Schools and outdoor adventure There are many ways to approach outdoor learning, from learning bushcraft skills and food foraging at the weekends to developing your whole school experience outside. One thing is for sure: happy, healthy and successful...
From mineral to metal - mining is fascinating

From mineral to metal - mining is fascinating

From mineral to metal - mining is fascinating! (published 2014) East Pool Mine, Pool, (National Trust), With its impressive Cornish beam engines and industrial heritage discovery centre is well worth a visit. There are family-friendly activities:...
Museums Galleries and Historic Places

Museums Galleries and Historic Places

Museums Galleries and Historic Places (published 2014) Geevor Tin, Levant and East Pool Mines The Telegraph Museum, Porthcurno Has had a wonderful new makeover and is more family-friendly than ever. There is an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ feel as all...

Play Therapy

Play Therapy can help children with emotional, behavioural and mental health problems: Over several issues we have published articles discussing how Play Therapy can be used. Play therapy - sand play Play therapy - layering Play therapy...

Play Therapy - Hide & Seek

Hide & Seek Children of all ages love to play Hide & Seek. Mothers who play Peekaboo help their infant’s capacity to cope with separation. Hide & Seek games consist of separating and reuniting. Under the guise of games, issues such a...

Play Therapy - Is Sand Play Therapy effective on its own?

Is Sand Play Therapy effective on its own? Play Therapy can use various specialist therapies for children who have social, emotional, behaviour and mental health problems; including music, dance & movement, art, sand, clay, puppets and storytelling....

Play Therapy - Layering in Therapeutic Artwork

Layering in Therapeutic Artwork Art can be used in play therapy to express what children are unable to put into words.  Sometimes a child may add layer upon layer to a piece of art, both within a single picture and in consecutive pictures. Why do they ...
Summer Fun

Summer Fun

What to do this summer (published 2015) There are also articles on museums and galleries; gardens, parks & farms; summer theatre; holiday camps & outdoor workshops; and festivals & events. Dairyland Farm World, near Newquay is a lovely...
Why not visit Cardinham Woods, near Bodmin?

Why not visit Cardinham Woods, near Bodmin?

Cardinham Woods, near Bodmin is a wonderful place for a visit with walking trails to suit all abilities and from 13 March there will be a Superworm activity trail through the forest. "Superworm" from the creators of The Gruffalo, tells the story...
Xmas 2014

Xmas 2014

Christmas 2014 in Cornwall National Trust properties have some great Christmas events and our beautiful Cornish towns and city put on wonderful displays of Christmas lights, there are spectacular lantern processions, beautifully-decorated shop windows...
Action For Children Chief Exec thanks Cornwall for support

Action For Children Chief Exec thanks Cornwall for support

Sir Tony Hawkhead thanks Cornish residents for support for the most vulnerable children & young people through Action for Children services like Cornwall Leaving Care & After Care & Cornwall SPACE       Action...
Christmas Shows 2014/15

Christmas Shows 2014/15

Theatre Shows this winter (2014/15) Launceston Town Hall, Launceston Amateur Dramatics Society www.launceston-drama.co.uk 01726 879500 ‘Dick Whittington and his Cat’, 28 to 31Jan, 7.30pm; 31 Jan, matinée 2.30pm. Join Dick as he journeys in sear...

 

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