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The First Occasional Newsletter

So, what is going on?

From events about culture, theatre about suffrage leaders, Fairport Convention in a church, old library buildings and mini film festivals - we're busy making intoBodmin the heart of culture in our town. We're still a long way off, but more voices are better than one and facts are better than rumours - so this is our first newsletter update. 

This is the postcode data from our first sell-out St Petroc's Session - This is the Kit - in January. This proves people will travel from all over the region to come to quality events in Bodmin! Now we need to get more people in Bodmin going to events in the town.

The Old LibraryThis is our big project. We want to take over the old library building at the top of Fore Street and turn it into a community and arts venue - with a cafe, performance space and meeting room downstairs and rooms to let upstairs for local organisations and individuals. It will be a hub of creative and community activity. 

The building is owned by Cornwall Council. Last summer we teamed up with Krowji (artist studios in Redruth) and put in a tender to lease the building while we raised the money to buy it.We've been negotiating the lease ever since. We had hoped to have the keys by now but these things take  time, as we make sure that the lease is going to support us and not pose any unnecessary risk. A detailed project proposal is now on our website. We've got support from our local council councillors and some influential officers, so we're hopeful we'll be able to agree terms soon. As soon as we do, we'll be launching an Old Library Champions fundraising campaign to help get the project on its feet - so watch out for that. Read More