Celebrating Cornwall’s Culture & Heritage on our National Day
With Covid issues preventing school workshops & affecting audience confidence, the co-ordinating group for the Newquay St Piran Festival 2022 are pleased to confirm that the following events are still going ahead in the town – all offer open & free entry, so please feel free to join us and celebrate:
THURSDAY, 3rd MARCH – afternoon
Newquay Library: 2.00-4.00pm St Piran’s Community afternoon with live music from 2.30pm featuring Oll an Gwella and Children’s Storytime at 3.30pm. Cream teas offered throughout the afternoon.
FRIDAY, 4th MARCH – evening
(a) Great Western Hotel – Evening of Cornish music and entertainment.
Featuring Oll an Gwella and Newquay Rowing Club Singers together with other entertainment offering a variety of Cornish culture.
(b) The Central Hotel
Proposed Cornish musical event (to be confirmed) featuring a local, Cornish band
SATURDAY, 5th MARCH – St Piran’s evening
(a) Newquay Rowing Club – Evening of Cornish information & entertainment supported by Newquay Rowing Club Singers and Oll an Gwella together with a presentation featuring Cornish history
7.30–8.00 and 8.30-9.00pm + 9.00: Trelawny Shout – singing
8.00 – 8.30: digital presentation featuring an aspect of Cornish Heritage
(b) The Central Hotel
5.00-8.00pm Live Cornish music set
9.00pm Saturday night DJ will begin the set with the Trelawny Shout (words on the screens), preceded by NSP video presentation on the multi-screens at the Central
(c) Celtic Lounge
Focus on the Newquay Museum’s coffee lounge with Celtic music, culminating in the Trelawny Shout at 9.00pm and preceded by a Cornish language session and other entertainment from midday onwards.
(d) The Griffin
Entertainment from 8.00pm featuring Rum & Shrub with 9.00pm Trelawny Shout
SUNDAY, 6th MARCH
Newquay St Piran Virtual Programme on their Website, to include,
- Merv Davey with an illustrated talk about Cornish dance & dance music
- Video scenes of Newquay (Chaos TV) with audio backing from Oll an Gwella
- Newquay’s Cornish language class with songs in Kernewek.
- The Celts = History, heritage & culture from Truro & Penwith College team
- Lowender Peran visual material
- Popular elements from 2021 St Piran’s Day including greetings and video footage
- Bryher Flanders film has also been offered for this virtual (website) event.
For further and up-to-date additions and revisions, please refer to:
Facebook: @newquaystpirans Website: https://newquaystpiransfestival.org/
Or contact Festival Chairman: Rob Spowart (01637879446) firstname.lastname@example.org for details