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FESTIVAL KERNEWEK - PENZANCE CORNISH LANGUAGE FESTIVAL

Saturday 25th February to Sunday 5th March 2017

Festival Kernewek - Penzance Cornish Language Festival will be the first festival of its kind, celebrating the Cornish language, culture and heritage.

For further details of the festival please click on the image below....

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To book tickets for any event please see below

FESTIVAL KERNEWEK - PENZANCE CORNISH LANGUAGE FESTIVAL

 

Saturday 25th February

  

9.30am- Conference

‘The FCNM, the European Charter and the Cornish Language’ - Keynote speaker Professor Tove Malloy (pictured) FCNM Advisory Committee to the Council of Europe.

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Speakers to include Cllr John Pollard- Leader of Cornwall Council, The Grand Bard, Andrew George, Mark Trevethan, Dr Bernard Deacon, Gail Bishop, Jane Howells, Angela Angove, Sarah Tresidder, Conference MC- Adam Killeya.

For free admission tickets please click HERE

Click HERE to pre-book pasty and refreshments for £4

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7pm "Listen-up!"

Cornish singing and story-telling event with the Boilerhouse Singers, The Cape Singers, Stephen Hall (pictured) and Liz Harman.

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Tickets are  £5 and can be booked  HERE

 

Sunday 26th February

11am-3pm: Strategy and Planning Workshop. This is a free event and there is no need to book tickets

3:15pm: Dr. Ken George guided bilingual walk: Penzance's Maritime History. Book your free tickets HERE

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7pm: Cornish Music Evening with Skwardya, Mick Paynter Poems and Tir ha Tavas (pictured). Tickets are £5 and can be booked HERE

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Monday 27th February

 

10:30-12:  Mick Paynter Guided Bilingual Walk 'Penzance and Mike Paynter-boyhood recollections of the town'. Free tickets can be obtained HERE

11-12: Cornish language lesson for beginners. Free tickets can be obtained HERE

2:30-3:30pm: Professor Nicholas Williams- Cornish Language Conversation Group. Tickets not needed

4-5:30: Mick Paynter. History of the Cornish Language. Tickets are £2 and can be purchased HERE

7:30pm: Trevithick! starring Kernow King and Mary Woodvine.

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"Trevithick!" is the gripping story of not just one of Cornwall's greatest sons, but one of the greatest men in history, steeped in accolade and loved by many but who's life was tinged with tragedy. Trevithick is directed by Kneehigh’s Associate Director Simon Harvey 

Tickets are £12 and can be purchased HERE

Tuesday 28th February

 All day - Dasserghi Project - exhibition and interviews on the Cornish Language Revival. Please bring documents or information you have to the Acorn!

 

10.30: Bi-lingual tour of Morrab Gardens with Wella Chubb. 

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Horticulturalist Wella Chubb will lead a guided walk around Penzance's  Morrab Gardens, famous for its Mediterranean and sub-tropical plants. Meet at The Acorn
Free tickets can be obtained HERE

 

11-12: Cornish language lesson for beginners. Free tickets can be obtained HERE

 

2:30pm-3:30pm: Professor Nicholas Williams- Cornish language Conversation Group. Tickets are not needed for this event.

 

7:30: Cornish Folklore Evening. Storytelling with Pol Hodge, "Traditional Cornish Folktales' and a talk by Dr James Ryan- 'Robert Hunt'.  This event has now been cancelled



Wednesday 1st March

 

11-12: Cornish language lesson for beginners. Free tickets can be obtained HERE

 

2:30-3:30pm: Professor Nicholas Williams- Cornish Language Conversation Group. Tickets are not needed for this event

 

4-5:30pm: Mick Paynter. 'History of the Cornish Language' Tickets are £2 and can be obtained HERE

 

7pm: 'Celtic Cousins and Channel Islanders'

St David's Day

Join us for a super St. David's day Supper Evening  for the smaller nations of the British Isles - the Cornish, Welsh, Scots, Guernsey, Jersey, manx, Irish and Bretons. The evening includes a talk on British National Minority Languages by Jenefer Lowe. Tickets are £6, which includes supper, and can be obtained This event has now been cancelled

 

 

Thursday 2nd March

 

11-12: Cornish language lesson for Beginners. Free tickets can be obtained HERE

 

2:30-3:30pm: Professor Nicholas Williams- Cornish Language Conversation Group. No tickets are needed for this event

4-5:30pm: Mick Paynter 'History of the Cornish Language'.  Tickets are £2 and can be obtained HERE

 

7pm: Penzance St Piran's Concert
Organised by the St Piran-in-Penwith committee.
Zennor  Building, Penwith College, 
Penzance.                           Tickets on the door or from Morrab Studio, Penzance.

Friday 3rd March

 

10.15am: Penzance St Piran's Parade Organised by the St Piran-in-Penwith Committee. St Piran Procession (children) leaves from the top of Causewayhead. No tickets are needed for this event.

 

12am - 1pm: Cornish language lesson for beginners. Free tickets can be obtained HERE

 

2pm-4pm: Workshop - "Using the Cornish Language in Heritage Projects" - Loveday Jenkin. Free tickets can be obtained HERE

 

2:30-3:30pm Professor Nicholas Williams- Cornish Language Conversation Group. No tickets are needed for this event.

 

4-5pm Cornish Folklore Tales with Matthew Clarke session. Tickets are £2 and can be obtained HERE

 

8pm - The Changing Room with Support from Will Keating

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The Changing Room describe their music as rootsy, authentic folk with a dash of Cornish language and a good dollop of humour. Cornwall’s award-winning folk band The Changing Room  have already released four EPs and two full albums, one of which features in The Telegraph’s Best Folk Albums of 2015 list.

Looe-based Tanya Brittain and Sam Kelly created The Changing Room in 2014, and have never looked back since. The band won all three categories of the 2015 International Pan Celtic Song Contest: Best Original Song (for Tanya’s shanty-style composition Row Boys Row), Best Traditional Song in a Celtic Language (for their rendition of Delyow Sevi which is on their new album), and Overall Winner. Sam also won the Horizon Award at the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. The Changing Room tracks feature regularly on national and international radio, and they are particular favourites of BBC Radio 2, 3 and 4.

Sam and Tanya are the two constant members of The Changing Room, and the door is left open for the line-up of other musicians to change and evolve. The band’s regular five-piece touring line-up includes Jamie Francis on banjo, Evan Carson on percussion and Morrigan Palmer Brown on harp. Guests on the band’s albums have included John McCusker, Belinda O’Hooley, Jon Cleave, Polperro Fisherman's Choir, Tim Ashton and The Oggymen

Tickets £8

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Saturday 4th March

 

10.30am: Bi-lingual Town Trail and Treasure Hunt around Penzance with Ray Chubb. How well do you know Penzance?  Find out in an exciting town trail competition!
Free tickets can be obtained HERE 

 

2-4pm: Workshop. 'Cornish for social media and in business', with Matthew Clarke. Free tickets can be obtained HERE

 

4-5pm: Cornish Folktales and 'The Story of Uny and Ia' with Pol Hodge. Tickets are £2 and be obtained HERE

 

7pm: 'Penhaligon, Treloar and Laity' - Cornish Surnames Supper Evening.  An evening for people with Cornish language surnames with a talk by Dr. Bernard Deacon on Cornish surnames. Tickets are £6 (which includes supper) and can be obtained This event has now been cancelled

Sunday 5th March

 

9:30am: St Piran procession from the Greenmarket, Penzance to Madron Churchtown. With Keur Heb Hanow. Tickets are not needed for this event

 

11am: St Piran Service, Madron Church, with Rev'd Canon Jane Kneebone. Tickets are not needed for this event.

 

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St Piran Feast Pasty Supper and the St Piran Play and Shout West

The St Piran Play with the Heamoor Cornish Language Class, Shout West with Pip Wright and 'The Songs the Cornish Love to Sing"
Tickets are £6 (includes supper - pasty and pud) and can be obtained
 HERE

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