Cultural Threads

Background

According to the 2011 Census the population of Cornwall was 96% White British meaning that 22,645 people living in Cornwall were not identified as White British. Office of National Statistics.

Cornwall is a very rural county, which brings its challenges.  It has a rich heritage and culture, and in the past many Cornish residents moved across the Globe to develop and support the International Mining Industry.

What we do

Cultural Threads is a creative arts company which celebrates cultural diversity in Cornwall.  We aim to work in partnership with other organisations to provide small scale creative projects.  We work with schools, community groups and other organisations.  We can provide support with multicultural creative workshops, black history month, arts festivals, cultural heritage projects and much more.

resize felt drying 1Our overall aims are to:

• raise the profile of cultural diversity in Cornwall
• celebrate the positivity of multiculturalism
• increase learning about cultural diversity through acknowledgement and celebration
• increase creative skills, and use creativity as a way to start conversations
• provide information and resources about cultural diversity
• promote and encourage everyone to feel positive about themselves by considering their cultural, ethnic, religious and linguistic identities – and through increasing understanding enabling individuals to be more respectful to others.

Collaborate with us

Find out how you can collaborate and work in partnership with Cultural Threads on our current projects, future projects or if you have any new project ideas – however crazy they may seem.

Book Our Services

Talk to us about future services we can provide for you.

Commission our services

Contact us if you would like to Commission us to deliver a project for you.

How to Contact us

Where did the idea for Cultural Threads come from?sarah_resize final

Cultural Threads began as the seed of an idea in 2012 when Sarah Sejahtera successfully secured a place on the Cornwall School for Social Enterprise course.  She was looking to set up a business which combined her love of the creative arts and her skills and varied experience.

Sarah is a self employed artist, delivering mixed media art workshops in schools and with community groups.  She also runs an after school art club at a local school. Sarah currently works as a Community Development Worker for Pentreath Ltd supporting Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities to get better access to mental health services, and to achieve better outcomes for clients. Previously she managed an Asylum Seeker project for YMCA Cornwall. Whilst working as a community development worker for Sure Start Lescudjack Sarah set up a Multicultural Parent and Toddler group, and worked in partnership with the Children’s Fund to set up and deliver a multicultural after school club called ‘Globe’. Sarah’s husband is from Indonesia and her three daughters are all dual heritage.

In December 2013 Cultural Threads became an incorporated company, with Sarah Sejahtera as the founding Director. Cultural Threads also has two other Directors who help to keep Cultural Threads on track.