News for Bards / Nowodhow rag Berdh

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You can find the newsletter for August/Sesptember/October 2018 here.

Gorsedh 2018 form Word version / PDF.

You can make your Paypal payment for the 2018 Gorsedh celebrations here. Please remember to fill in the correct total.

Please send in by email (attachment) or by post to book your places. The deadline has been extended to August 10th. but please send in your form and payment as soon as possible.

Donald Ryley Rawe

On June 12th 2018, Donald Rawe (Scryger Lanwednoc), aged 87 years of Wadebridge, formerly Padstow. Bard of the Cornish Gorsedh, author, poet and playwright. Beloved husband of Helen, father of Clem and Melanie, grandfather of Josh, Becky, Molly and Pippa, brother to Liz and a loving uncle. A Service of Committal will be held at Penmount Crematorium, Truro, Monday July 2nd at 1.00 pm, followed by a Service to Celebrate his Life at St Petroc's Church, Padstow at 2.30 pm. Formal clothing not necessary, please wear a splash of colour. Family flowers only, donations in lieu for Save Our N.H.S. (Cornwall) by retiring collection or c/o R. J. Bray & Son, Funeral Directors, Egloshayle Road, Wadebridge, PL27 6AD. Tel: 01208 812626.

Solempnita AWEN /AWEN ceremony

Please see the May/June/July 2018 Newsletter

Solempnita Gorsedh Kernow, dy’ Sadorn 1aa mis Gwynngala, Parkow Krug , Tewyn Pleustri
Gorsedh Kernow ceremony Saturday 1st September, The Barrowfields, Newquay

This year’s ceremony will be held in the Barrowfields, Newquay, named after the Barrows or Tumuli that have been discovered here. The site is opposite the Hotel Bristol, Narrowcliff, Newquay TR7 2PQ.  The ceremony will be conducted by the Grand Bard of Cornwall, Merv Davey, Telynyor an Weryn, assisted by Gorsedh Kernow Officers and this year the ceremony will include the installation of the new Grand Bard, the current Deputy Grand Bard Elizabeth Carne, Melennek, and installation of the new Deputy Grand Bard, the current Deputy Grand Bard elect Pol Hodge, Mab Stenak Vur.

Please see the newsletter 'extra' below for details.

June 2018 Newsletter Extra Word version / PDF

You can find the newsletter for May/June/July 2018 here. Word. PDF.

The following information is taken from the May/June/July newsletter:

Ostyans yn Tewyn Blystri kynnik arbennik / Accommodation in Newquay – special offer
Plans are also well underway for the annual September Esedhvos Festival of Cornish Culture and bardic ceremony 2018 in Newquay, which starts on Wednesday 29th August and runs right through until Sunday 2nd September, so why not consider making the Esedhvos Festival part of your annual holiday and join those who already enjoy the great variety of events during the days in and around the Saturday bardic ceremony. We have negotiated a very special deal at the Best Western Hotel Bristol at Narrowcliff, which is right opposite the Gorsedh Kernow ceremonial field. 
A Standard double room and breakfast is available from £99 PER ROOM PER NIGHT. Please contact the hotel direct by telephone on 01637 875181 and ask for the Gorsedh Kernow special offer rate. Seaview rooms are £119 and Executive rooms £149 per room per night.  These rates offer a huge saving off the normal rate for high season (30% off Standard rooms and over 40% off Exec rates) but THIS OFFER EXPIRES ON FRIDAY 1ST JUNE SO PLEASE BOOK EARLY.

There is no minimum number of nights required to take advantage of this offer but most of the Esedhvos events will take place in the hotel so you will be very comfortably placed to enjoy the whole Esedhvos Festival. If you would prefer to book other accommodation you are advised to contact the Newquay Tourist Information Office, Marcus Hill, TR7 1BD, tel 01637 838516, website

Please read the attached information about the Gorsedh Kernow Endowment Fund. If you'd like to contribute, please download this form and follow the instructions.

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