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Redruth
Posted 14th June 2014
The Second Bite project is currently in its’ third phase of planning in Redruth. We are now developing new links with the town of Redruth and have established a network of partners and collaborators eg: Krowji, Healthy Redruth etc. We are building on the previous successes of our latest food projects and are planning to expand on these to benefit the community, the town and businesses of Redruth.
Tough Dough recently unveiled the first artwork of the Redruth project at the Old Boots Store in redruth.  This was made with children and adults at a public workshop in the town centre at half term. This was a great introduction for the team and was covered by the West Briton click here.
Murdoch Day was a highl;ight with Tough Dough teaming up with Healthy Redruth and Little Kitchen Magicians  Artists made crazy arty cups with children and then collected their free smoothie from Little Kitchen Magicians.  Healthy Redruth asked the puiblic how they wanted to improve their health and free health checks were offer
Activities: The activities planned range from walking, talking, art activities, cooking demonstrations and events. We aim to involve intergenerational groups, hard to reach community groups, individuals and schools.
Theme We will look at current food businesses and engage with them to deliver the activities, events and art workshops.
Learning: This project offers a wide variety of learning opportunities for communities and schools. It develops knowledge of cultural heritage and sense of place; it addresses issues of well-being and healthy eating. The project explores the backgrounds of different cultures and their connections to Cornwall.
Outcomes: These will take the form of installations and artwork displayed in shops and locations in the town. The venues will be accessible community spaces and wherever possible make direct links with the town’s high street.  We will aim to have a visible presence in shops and businesses in order to support the profile of town centres and attract a greater number of shoppers into the town.
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 Camborne
Posted 15th April 2014
The Second Bite art trail has been launched this Easter in Camborne town. Arts organisation Tough Dough have been distributing trail cards in the area.  To take part:  pick up a card, find the artwork pictured on the card in the shops and cafes listed and collect a stamp from the venue. When all twelve stamps have been collected you can enter the prize draw organised by BID Camborne by returning the card to Cross Street News. The artwork will be on display for all of April and May. Pick up a trail card from Camborne Library or Cross Street News.
Have alook at the West Briton Whats on page here.
Leading up to the trail Tough Dough have been busy with schools, groups and communities around Camborne.
Amongst the artworks is a colourful display of collage and paper mache flowers made by Drym Valley Centre. Lizzie Black said: ‘Drym Valley Centre is an inspirational place full of creativity.  They worked with Cornish Blooms who came and talked to the group about their flower growing business and worked with Diane Hadden and other art leaders to create this amazing art work.’
Some of the groups Tough Dough have worked with are the Parents and Tots group at Camborne Wesley Methodist Church making funny food faces and artwork.  Volunteers from the centre, parents and members of the community in Camborne were asked to fill out recipe cards.  All the artwork has been made into placemats for the Meals on Wheels scheme. Every day forty to sixty meals are prepared and delivered to clients in the area by the staff and volunteers at the centre.
Morwenna Williams, Church Treasurer, says that the Tough Dough project has brought together the Church Toddlers Club and the Meals on Wheels Service in an amazingly creative way. The children are excited at their work being turned into place mats, and the volunteer drivers know that the finished products will be appreciated by the vulnerable and housebound who they visit daily.  And it’s all thanks to the Tough Dough Project!
Some of the activities involved a visit from Penponds School to the Camborne Produce Market where the children tasted food from the stalls and learnt about local food from the stallholders. They went back to school with full tummies, drawings, photos and notes they had made.  Tough Dough artists worked with the pupils to create colourful hand printed aprons displaying local fruit, veg and products from the market. These are now on display in a venue in town.
One of the artworks included a commission by professional local artist Hazel McGregor as a site specific artwork for the town.  Hazel also worked with Kehelland Trust creating an artwork in response to the valuable work being done at the Trust with its vegetable growing and producing initiative.
Tough Dough sets out to celebrate cultural heritage and sense of place whilst raising issues of local sustainability, healthy eating and wellbeing.  Creativity is at the heart of their projects and through the workshops, events and activities communities can explore ways of celebrating and sharing their successes.
Second Bite is funded by the Arts Council (Grants for Arts), FEAST Cornwall and Cornwall Council to bring together businesses and communities across Cornwall.  BID Cornwall are taking an active role in promoting the project and are going to be organising a prize draw as a result of an art trail in the town.
Amongst the schools, groups, businesses and organisations taking part are:
Camborne Produce Market, Kehelland Trust, Little Kitchen Magicians (cooking with children activities), The food Bank (CPR) Food Event 24th March with Sanjay Kumar, Mike Loncar from Tasty Fish working with Wild Project, The Camborne Children’s Centre, Penponds School, St Meriodoc Cof E Junior School.
Alessandra Ausenda , project manager for Tough Dough said: ‘The response has been fantastic, the project is gaining momentum as groups, individuals and businesses are coming forward to offer their expertise and knowledge.  We are really looking forward to Trevithick Day when we will be celebrating the success of ‘Second Bite’ in Camborne.  We will be on the streets with Kneehigh Theatre and CYMAZ distributing the trail cards and encouraging people to spot the artworks in the local shops’
Posted 6th March 2014
Community and schools workshops are currently being delivered in Camborne. Lat week artists worked with the Going Forward group at All Saints Community Centre in Tuckingmill Camborne.  The participants  made a fruity clock made of collage materials that will be displayed in the town.
Tough Dough also worked with Kehelland CP School family group to create artwork for the Second Bite Trail. The group of children and parents made plant pots from paint and collage as a result of a session with Kehelland Trust: A food growing charity that provides a rural, horticultural setting for the support of adults with learning and, or physical disabilities.  Developing personal and social skills, individuals are given opportunities and actively participate in the local community.
St Meriadoc CofE School celebrate Easter as paert of the Second Bite project
Last week. Little Kitchen Magicians worked with children and made Hot Cross Buns from scratch using local ingredients.  The lids had a great fun decorating them with crosses!
Tough Dough artists then followed up this session by making Hot Cross unting showing how the buns wre made and adding recipes and photos. They also  made fantastic Italian style Easter Eggs wrapped with flamboyant decorations and ribbons. These will decorate the CPR food bank at the end of the month.  The Eggs will also be on display in the town at Easter as part of the trail.
Posted 13th February 2014
The Second Bite art project is coming to town. Artists from Tough Dough have been busy visiting shops, cafes, groups and organisations inviting people to get involved.The Second Bite project is funded by the Arts Council (Grants for Arts), FEAST Cornwall and your local council to bring together businesses and communities across Cornwall.  BID Cornwall are taking an active role in promoting the project and are going to be organising a prize draw as a result of the trail in April.Last week Tough Dough were busy at the Parents and Tots group at Camborne Wesley Methodist Church making funny food faces and artwork.  Volunteers from the centre, parents and members of the community in Camborne are being asked to fill out recipe cards.  All the artwork will be collected and made into placemats for the Meals on Wheels scheme. Every day forty to sixty meals are delivered to clients in the area by the staff and volunteers at the centre.
Twelve artworks will be created by the community and schools in addition one art commission will be made by a  professional local artist.  This will form an art trail in the town. The aim is to develop artwork on the theme of Cornish food and produce.  Schools, artists and groups are busy creating the exhibits for twelve venues. Tough Dough sets out to celebrate cultural heritage and sense of place whilst raising issues of local sustainability, healthy eating and wellbeing. Amongst the schools, groups, businesses and organisations taking part are:
Camborne Produce Market, Kehelland Trust, Little Kitchen Magicians (cooking with children activities), The food Bank (CPR) Food Event 24th March with Sanjay Kumar, Mike Lencar from Tasty Fish working with Wild Project, The Camborne Children’s Centre, Penponds School, St Meriodoc Cof E School.
Lizzie Black said: ‘The response has been fantastic, the project is gaining momentum as groups, individuals and businesses are coming forward to offer their expertise and knowledge.  We are really looking forward to Trevithick day when we will be celebrating the success of Second Bite in Camborne and announcing the winners of the prize draw.’The Second Bite art project is coming to town. Artists from Tough Dough have been busy visiting shops, cafes, groups and organisations inviting people to get involved.
Lizzie Black said: ‘The response has been fantastic, the project is gaining momentum as groups, individuals and businesses are coming forward to offer their expertise and knowledge.’
Posted on January 28th 2014
Tough Dough are now planning to deliver the Second Bite Project in Camborne. They will be visiting schools, businesses, venues and working together with Camborne Bid to create a series of artwork celebrating local food in the town centre.   We have some great opportunities on their way to get involved.
We are currently looking for 1 artist to create artwork in response to a food producer or grower for the town of Camborne. Tough Dough will assist in finding suitable businesses. The artists should have a connection to the town and identify with the aims of the project.  Click here to download more information about this commission.To see our recent publication in the West Briton go to this link here.The Second Bite art project is coming to town. Artists from Tough Dough have been busy visiting shops, cafes, groups and organisations inviting people to get involved.    The aim is to develop artwork on the theme of Cornish food, produce and celebration to be exhibited in three towns across the County ( Hayle, Camborne and St Austell).
Tough Dough’s ambition is to stimulate the local economy and draw the public into town centres by increasing awareness and enthusiasm for Cornish food and produce through a variety of engaging creative activities.  With ‘Second Bite’ Tough Dough sets out to celebrate cultural heritage and sense of place whilst raising issues of local sustainability, healthy eating and wellbeing.
Lizzie Black explained: ‘We have just completed the first phase of the project in Hayle where we displayed art works made by the community across the town.  Groups, including  Crackermac,  Hayle Youth Project and the U3A (University of the Third Age) created artwork celebrating local food.  Gwinear and St Erth CP Schools  worked with local food businesses.  Artist Janet Mcewan designed a beautiful display of paper cut out silhouettes that are on display at the Italian Kitchen.  The resulting artwork created a real buzz in the town at Christmas.  We are really excited about working in Camborne the response from food businesses so far has been terrific.’
Trail cards will be produced and distributed around Camborne town and Camborne BID are getting involved to help promote the trail with prizes. Mel Martin said:
“We look forward to the product of this lovely project in our local businesses during April and May 2014, encouraging residents and visitors alike to visit our wonderful range of independent food and specialist retailers to enjoy the artworks.”
Tough Dough are working together with Camborne Produce Market, the Food Bank, Sanjay Kumar (community chef) as well as two local schools who have already signed up to take part in the project.
 Second Bite is funded by Grants for Arts ( Lottery funded)FEAST Cornwall and the Cornwall Council.
Tough Dough will identify Cornish food related businesses interested in working with the community.  Schools, community groups, intergenerational groups, hard to reach groups and individuals will have the opportunity to visit businesses, attend cooking demonstrations, set up events and be involved in art activities. Resulting artwork and installations will be created for exhibition in shops and venues in town. This will attract the public onto the high street and into the venues to view the artwork.
Tough Dough is a small non-profit arts organisation.  Through creative thinking, we work with community groups, schools, colleges and individuals throughout Cornwall.  We often work in partnership with other organisations, schools and businesses to maximise participation in each of our projects. Tough Dough are looking for local food businesses in the three communities that would like to get involved, share their enthusiasm and raise the profile of their business within their community. We are also looking for existing groups and individuals who would like to be involved in creating artwork.  This is an opportunity for people of all ages to get involved and no specialist skills are required.