St. Piran's Events 2017/Hwarvosow Peran 2017
Updated 8th. February/Nowedhys 8ves a vis Hwevrer
News of events will be uploaded as we receive details. Nowodhow a hwarvosow a vydh ughkargys ha ni ow degemeres manylyon.
Please contact the organisers for further information and to confirm dates and times. Gwrewgh kestava orth an restryoryon rag pella manylyon ha rag konfyrmya dedhyow hag euryow.
FRIDAY 24th – SUNDAY 26th FEBRUARY
Pennseythen an Kesunyans / The Union Weekend at the Union Hotel, Chapel Street, Penzance, TR18 4AE.
SATURDAY 25th FEBRUARY
7pm Callington and District Twinning Association invite you to join with them for a celebratory St Piran’s Supper on Saturday 25th February 2017 at Callington Town Hall for a three course meal plus entertainment. Entry by ticket only £16.00. Please contact Dorothy on 01579 363854 or email email@example.com
SATURDAY 25th FEBRUARY - SUNDAY 5th MARCH
Festival Kernewek - Penzance Cornish Language Festiva, organised by educational charity Cornish Quest, will be held at The Acorn, Parade Street, Penzance, TR18 4BU.
Agan Lev: Community Conversation – The Future for Cornish.
THURSDAY 2ND MARCH
7pm St Piran’s children’s concert at Penwith College, Zennor Building. Admission £4, children free. Cornish Songs and Music informally performed by local schools. Come along and listen, or join in and wave a flag!
FRIDAY 3RD MARCH
Institure of Cornish Studies St Piran’s Day Lecture, Exchange Seminar Blue, Penryn Campus at 2pm.
This year’s Caroline Kemp lecturer is Professor Malcolm Williams, Director of the Cardiff Q-Step Centre at Cardiff University and former Professor of Social Research Methodology at the University of Plymouth. He has contributed a number of papers to Cornish Studies and for many years led a programme of research on migration and the economy in Cornwall.
‘Cornish Studies and Cornish Futures’ will put the discipline of Cornish Studies into its social and historical context, looking at threats and opportunities, with some comparisons to Wales.
This will be followed by other presentations as part of the Institute’s annual Keskows Kernow/Cornish Colloquium to mark St Piran’s Day including:
- an introduction to the "Dasserghi Kernewek" language revival project by Dr Sam Rayne and Mark Trevethan
For further information and to reserve a place please email firstname.lastname@example.org
10.30am St Piran’s Furry Dance in procession with the Golowan Band and 600+ local schoolchildren and dignitaries of the town. Starts top of Causewayhead, going through the Morrab Gardens and returning to St. John's Hall.
SATURDAY 4TH MARCH
Bard Leanne Lloyd, Nanscarow A Bendygo, hassent the following information from our Cornish community in Australia.
KERNOW IN THE CITY - London’s annual celebration of Cornish contemporary culture from 7.30pm at Rich Mix, Shoreditch, London EC1. With Rosie Crow, Blue River, Neil Halstead and the winner, to be announced shortly, of the LRS Arts competition which supports emerging artists and performers, in collaboration with Cornwall & Devon Media’s What’s On Editor, Lee Trewhela.
As is tradition, the evening will climax with a rousing collective ‘shout’ of Cornwall’s national anthem, Trelawny led by the team from Wrecker’s Wednesday, London’s monthly Cornish social event.
Tickets £10 in advance or £12 on the door from Box office tel 020 7613 7498
Gool Pyran Lowen!
1.00-1.45pm Music outside Central Inn, Central Square Cornish singing led by Newquay Rowing Club Singers.
Newquay Mayor will be invited to give a short address, then
3.30pm School choristers supported by Oll an Gwella will sing Cornish folk songs
St Piran's Day Festival
The celebrations include street entertainment, live muisc, children's town trail, tin panning, craft fair and exhibition by the Redruth Story Group. Refreshments and Cornish stall in Murdoch House, Cross Street.
More info from Festival Website or visit www.visitredruth.co.uk
Kernowfest at Heartlands 12 noon until 4pm.
More info from Sophie, Events & Marketing Assistant, Heartlands, Pool, Redruth, TR15 3QY or tel 01209 722323. Email email@example.com.
SUNDAY 5TH MARCH – ST PIRAN’S DAY
Southern Sons of Cornwall in New South Wales (Nowra) will be holding a St Piran’s Day event on 5th March 2017. All interested are asked to meet at Portside Café in Huskisson.
More info from Sonia Reuter - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cornish Association of South Australia will be joining with the Yorke Peninsula Branch for their St Piran’s Day celebrations on St Piran’s Day – Sunday 5th March. A ‘pasty picnic lunch’ in Queen’s Square, Moonta on St Piran’s Day. Please let the Secretary know if you are interested in joining this lunch; car-pooling could be arranged.
More info from Secretary Noel Carthew - email@example.com
2.30pm Bude Old Cornwall Society will be celebrating St Piran’s Day with Cornish readings and music at St Marwenne’s Church, Marhamchurch, Bude. Light refreshments available. Everyone welcome.
10am – 4pm A novel event will be happening in Cornwall this year to celebrate St Piran. The Cousin Jack Classic Coast Run II will stretch from Cape Cornwall to The Island in St. Ives, in order to honour and pay tribute to Cornish ancestors.
7.30pm Hayle Community School. The Light and Life Church are hosting a St Piran Cornish Ceilidh to raise funds for the Deaf and Blind in the area at the same time as raising awareness of St Pirantide.
6pm Piping the St Piran flag at Launceston Castle followed by procession at 7pm through Launceston to The Bell Inn, Tower Street for a St Piran's night traditional live music, song and dance session with Rob Strike. More info from tel 01566 775159.
3.00pm St Piran's Concert at Liskeard Methodist Church with Cornish readings, choir and instrumentalists. Open to all - admission free.
Friends of Roxbourne Park.
From 10.30am Newquay Old Cornwall Society interpretive display at Trenance Cottages.
7.00pm Charity Ceilidh at Newquay Rowing Club (all times approximate):
Shops will be invited to decorate windows (Newquay BID) and Newquay Library will participate with ‘Cornish-focused’ activities over the period leading to St Piran’s weekend.
More info from Rob Spowart, tel 01637 879446.
Community Open Day at Geevor Tin Mine starting at 11.15am with a church service on the tin floors. Mineral games and family activities in the events area. Gorsedh Kernow display in the Winder House. Dance displays by Penzance Guizers. Contact Geevor Mine 01736 788662.
St Piran's Procession and Play
Held on the nearest Sunday to St Piran's Day, the play produced by the St Piran Trust, takes place in Perranporth, where according to legend the revered saint was washed up on a millstone from Ireland in the 5th century AD. Crossing the dunes to St Piran's Cross, hundreds of people gather, generally dressed in black, white and gold, the colours of Cornwall, carrying the Cornish flag.
You can take part in this celebration of Cornwall’s distinct identity by joining the spectators who walk over the dunes and watch the play acted out in three parts. Dozens of actors and musicians portray the stages of St Piran’s life from his birth in Ireland, his arrival in Cornwall, his miraculous discovery of tin and his Christian ministry in Kernow.
There will be free parking within the car parks at the holiday Park.
St Pirans Day Truro is organised by Truro City Council and Truro Old Cornwall Society. For more info please tel 01872 274766 or visit the Facebook page www.facebook.com/stpiransdaytruro
Because St Piran’s Day falls on a Sunday in 2017 the Truro Parade will begin earlier, at 11am at St George’s Road (Waterfall Gardens), and will process through Truro to High Cross.
The Grand Bard will give his Spring Address in the presence of the Mayor of Truro, the Chair of Cornwall Council, the Bishop of St Germans and the Dean of Truro. Bec Applebee will sing the evocative ‘From the Chamber to the Grave’ (Hawker, Arr J Carey) and Truro Male Voice Choir will lead Trelawny.
Old Cornwall Societies will be very welcome to bring their Banners. The Gorsedh and Esedhvos banners will be present. The event will be supported by Truro City Council, Totally Truro, and the Dean and Chapter of Truro Cathedral.
Free ‘Proper Cornish’ pasties will be available, and many people will probably want to go on from Truro to Perranporth to follow the Play in the Dunes.
1pm-4pm “The Big St Piran’s Day Session” hosted by Matthi Ab Dewi at The White Hart Inn, New Bridge Street, Truro, TR1 2AA. All welcome, with instrument or not!
More info from Bodmin Tourist Information Centre http://www.bodminlive.com/whats-on-in-cornwall/st-pirans-day-bodmin-p1009683
9pm Cornish Music to celebrate St Piran at the Gurnard’s Head, near Zennor, on Cornwall’s Atlantic coast between St Ives and St Just in Penwith. All welcome.
To download a free St Piran resource pack with recipes, songs, dances, vocabulary and a liuttle bit of history please see