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Setting Cornwall Wide Equality Objectives

Monday 7 December
Pavilion, Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge, PL27 7JE

Registration and refreshments from 9.30am. Booking form.

Christmas celebration

December 7th. 2015. Jack the Giant Killer. A pantomime written by Steve Penhaligon and John Prowse and performed by the Heamoor class. Afterwards there will be carols with Keur Heb Hanow. Free entry but donations welcome. Poster.

Carols in Redruth

Carols in Cornish in Redruth on Saturday 19th. December at midday in St. Rumon's Gardens. Father Christmas will be in Back Lane West and there will be refreshments in Murdoch House. Everyone welcome.

Carols from Cornwall

Christmas celebration with carols in Cornish and in English with Gorsedh Kernow choir Tereba Nessa, Keur heb Hanow and the Red River Singers. Bridge Chapel near Portreath. Saturday 5th. December at 7.30 pm. Light refreshments. Everyone welcome. Saturday 1st. August 2015. Grand opening of Kowethas an Yeth's new shop Kowsva/The Cornish place at 65 West End, next door to the estate agent Bill Bannister. 10 - 2. Come and have a free cup of tea or coffee and cake, splits, jam and cream and say 'dydh da'. The place names project Taves an Tir will be based here and you will be able to buy books and other things.

The Gorsedh Kernow 'Do Something for Cornwall' Challenge 2015

The Redruth phase of the Taves an Tir place names, personal names and local history project is starting! Details here. The first event is a walk around the Churchtown Trail with Rob Simmons, Project Leader, on Sunday 28th. July. Everyone is very welcome at any or all of the first four events. There will be a training day for project volunteers at the County Records Office in Truro on September 19th.

For Bards: September Gorsedh booking form

Awen Ceremony / Solempnita Awen – Carwynnen Quoit, Treslothan, near Camborne, TR14 9LR

Sunday 21st June starting at 11am. Bards are invited to arrive from 10am for robing.  Awen ceremonies are often held in unpopulated venues, so there are no toilet or changing facilities at this site, which is very rural.  Carwynnen Quoit is usually only accessible to pedestrians but on this special occasion the adjacent field will be made available to bards for parking.  This is the first time a Gorsedh Kernow ceremony has been held there for 67 years so the Sustrust Trustees will be delighted to welcome us back after such a long absence!

Directions on foot - The nearest landmark and safe public parking for Carwynnen Quoit is Treslothan Church. Turn right along the footpath by Treslothan well, just up from the church, along the field and through Stennack woods, then right along a short stretch of lane to site entrance, (approx. 15 minutes). There is limited parking here.

By car - TR14 9LR. Heading from Camborne to Praze-an Beeble on the B3303, turn left just before you reach Killivose Cemetery, signposted to Treslothan. Go past both entrances to Treslothan Church on your right. Take the next sharp right when you see a house in front of you. Follow the road until the woodland ends. The field is on the right side.
Carwynnen Quoit is one of Cornwall’s lesser known Neolithic monuments from a class of portal dolmens, such as Lanyon Quoit, Mulfra Quoit and Chun Quoit which lie high on the moors of West Penwith. For the past 40 years the monument stones were heaped in a farmer’s field, but on 21st June 2014 almost 600 people gathered to watch the great stone being gently lowered into position by crane above the three re-established support stones on the 5000 year old site.

Sustrust has produced a downloadable APP about local archaeology, available from

Book launch: You are invited to the launch of the book, Gorsedh Kernow returns to Carwynnen, Gorsedh Kernow a dhewhel dhe Gerwynnen, 1948-2015 from 12.30 onwards on Sunday 21st.June 2015 in Treslothan Church, by kind permission of the vicar of Crowan with Treslothan, Rev. Dom Whitting. This will be after the Awen ceremony for bards at Carwynnen earlier that day.

The launch will be performed by the Grand Bard, Mrs Maureen Fuller Steren Mor, in the presence of bards, contributors, supporters and friends. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be available. The Gorsedh bookstall will be open from 12.30- 2.30pm, and one for Sustrust, who have also published a book on Carwynnen, which will be available for sale.  An order slip for the Gorsedh book is available in case you cannot attend on the actual day of the launch.

Please RSVP with numbers coming to the launch not later than Monday 15th. June to Ann Trevenen Jenkin, by email, by tel: 01736 850332, or by post to An Gernyk, Chapel Road, Leedstown, Hayle TR27 6BA, Kernow. More details ...... Poster

Book order form

As a further celebration of Awen we have arranged for an open afternoon at St Justin’s factory in Cuxhaven Way, Long Rock, Penzance, TR20 8HX on Friday 19th June from 1pm until 4.30pm.

Tours of the factory, of about 20 minutes duration, are bookable in advance for this special afternoon only, by ringing St Justin on 01736 369600 and this stunning jewellery will be available to purchase from the Gorsedh Kernow marquee in the grounds of St Justin's factory. There is no charge for tours but donations to Gorsedh Kernow will be welcomed. This is a public event and will be featured in the Penzance Golowan festival programme.

The Grand Bard and Grand Bard elect will both be there and you can enjoy afternoon tea and homemade cakes while browsing the stalls and displays.  Free parking available.

Solempnita Gorsedh Kernow, dy Sadorn 5es mis Gwynngala / Gorsedh Kernow ceremony Saturday 5th September

Poltair Park, Trevarthian Road, St Austell, PL25 4LR.  Here is a link to a map of the area

The facilities of St Austell football club will be available on the Saturday of the ceremony, including parking, toilets, food and drink.  Visitors are welcome to bring folding chairs to place outside the bardic circle to watch the ceremony in comfort, or there will be seating available in the spectator stands of the football club. We would especially like to encourage families and friends of bards and the general public to attend the ceremony and some of the Esedhvos events held during the week before. 

  • 22nd May  Celtic Congress Cornwall Jenner Dinner, Ring O'Bells, St Columb

  • Fri 25th to Mon 25th May  Penryn Arts Festival with events celebrating 750th anniversary of founding of Glasney College

  • Fri 22nd to Sun 31st May  Fal River Festival

  • Sat 23rd to Mon 25th May  Launceston Steam & Vintage Rally

  • Sat 30th May  MAGA Cornish Language Partnership Conference  or tel 01872 323497

  • Sat 30th to Sun 31st May  Cornwall Ancient Sites “Pathways to the Past” weekend of walks & talks.  Visit for more details

  • Thurs 4th to Sat 6th June  Royal Cornwall Show, Wadebridge showground

  • Sat 6th June  10.30am Kerdh Palores / Chough Walk with bard Esther Johns, Tamm Steren, meet Lizard carpark.  Email Esther on  for more info

  • Mon 8th June  Closing date for Gorsedh Kernow children and young people’s competitions

  • Sat 13th Murdoch Day Redruth. There will be two Cornish language stalls. Website.

  • Fri 19th June  1pm – 4.30pm  Open Awen afternoon at St Justin Jewellery, Long Rock, Penzance, TR20 8HX, in aid of Gorsedh Kernow.  Details above

  • Sat 20th June  9am WoE Bandsman’s Festival with march through Bugle village.  Contest begins 9.30am

  • Sun 21st June  11am  Awen ceremony Carwynnen Quoit, Troon, Camborne, TR14 9LR.  Details above

  • Sunday 21st. June Service in St. Agnes Methodist Church

  • June 21st   Cornish Language Service in St. Agnes Methodist Church 3pm.

  • Mon 22nd to Sun 28th June  St Austell Feast

  • Tues 23rd June  St John’s Eve bonfires

  • Sat 27th June  7pm Annual An Gof Commemoration, St Keverne.  7pm Annual Flamank Commemoration, Bodmin.   Mazey Day, Penzance.  FOCS summer festival Liskeard. 

  • Sun 28th June to Sat 4th July  Mevagissy Feast

  • Sat 4th to Sun 5th July  Bodmin Riding & The Bodmin Play

  • Saturday 4th to Sun 12th July  MAGA Speak Cornish Week

  • Sun 12th July  St Stythians Feast 

  • Sat 18th July  Lafrowda Day.  Also 11am – 3pm St Just and Pendeen OCS Lafrowda exhibition. St Just WI Hall. Cornish music with Gorsedh harpist Esme Francis, Ylyades. Also Breton

  • Gorsedh & Boconnoc Steam Fair, Lostwithiel to Sun 19th

  • Sunday 26th. July. Cornish Language Service. 3pm, Breage Parish Church
    Feast of St James

  • Tue 28th July  7.30pm Film about Botallack Mine with bard John Potter, Den Pen Kernow, Paul Church Hall, Paul.

Sterts Theatre

One-Act Playwriting Competition 2015 Now in its fourth year!

As in previous years Sterts is looking for 30-minute plays for up to four adult actors. The winner will receive their £100 prize and have their play produced on December 5, 2015, in Sterts Studio. Two runners-up will also receive prizes and their plays will be given rehearsed readings.

Last year we introduced an additional award for a play written in English on a Cornish theme. This extra prize is to encourage Cornish culture wherever it has taken root.

And, thanks to the internet, the competition has gone global. In 2014 we had top quality entries from New Zealand, the USA, Shetland – and even London! You don’t have to live in Cornwall to enter.

You do have to:-
Be over 18
Submit before July 31, 2015
Check submission details and download application forms at

An experienced panel of judges selects the top plays. Then our Cornish celebrity judges Elaine Ruth White and Simon Parker choose the winners. If you want more specific guidelines and competition news read the Sterts One-Act Playwriting Competition Newsletter attached to the Sterts website

Events in Australia:

Bardic ceremony: Saturday, May 23rd at Davies Square, Wallaroo, South Australia. Wallaroo was a Welsh smelting town and Welsh ceased to be used in religious ceremonies in 1904, but the community are still proud of their joint Celtic roots. Two Cornish Bards reside in this seaside town with a further two in Moonta. Grand Bard  Maureen Fuller will be officiating at this ceremony, which commences at  2.30 pm.

All Cornish and Welsh Bards are invited to attend. Robing will be in the adjacent Wallaroo Primary School.  Further information from Roslyn an Dyghow-

Esedhvos festival


Services in Cornish 2015

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