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You can find the newsletter for November/December 2019 and january 2019 here.

Nominations for new bards

It’s vital that we invite people to join the College of Bards who have contributed to REAL Cornish culture and who believe in a Cornwall that has a distinct national identity which places it alongside the other Celtic nations.  If you are intending to nominate someone please remember that only ONE proposer is required for a citation and that you should email your nomination by 31st December to the Admissions Secretary, Steren Mor

Esedhvos Festival, Gorsedh Kernow Proclamation and AGM 2019

The Esedhvos Festival of Cornish Culture in 2019 will be held in St Just in Penwith and the Proclamation, followed by the AGM will be on Saturday 13th April 2019.  Further details in the next newsletter.

It would really help if Bards who have school age children or grandchildren could encourage them to enter and ask them to tell their teachers about the GK Awards. Information about entering can be downloaded from the Gorsedh Kernow website or by email request to  Please note that the closing date for ALL entries is 31st March 2019.

Did you know that there is a special sponsorship scheme available to bards for Gorsedh Kernow awards? Why not consider honouring a loved one/special person in your life or an award in your own name if you feel you would like to encourage a particular aspect of real Cornish culture. For further details please contact the Awards Secretary, Dave Brotherton, Ilewydh Porthia by email on

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.

Next Bardic Newsletter

News and information to be included in the next newsletter for February, March & April 2019, should be submitted to Delia Brotherton, Myrghwyn Melynor, Honorary Secretary by email to   by the 15th of January 2019 please.

If you have an email address and wish to receive the newsletter electronically please tell the Membership Secretary, David Holman on    Although everyone receives the quarterly newsletter there are often “short notice” events that members who receive paper copy will not hear about.

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