Press Release – Joint Conference

In a Press Release dated June 2nd 2022, Gorsedh Kernow, the Federation of Old Cornwall Societies and the Cornwall Heritage Trust have joined together to mount a conference at the Hall for Cornwall on June 17th which will look at Cornish intangible culture – music, dance, customs, sports, stories, dialect, language and everything which makes us Cornish!

“Gorsedh Kernow has run a conference every year” said Grand Bard, Pol Hodge “but this year we are delighted to be working in partnership with the Federation and the Trust to deliver a conference on a subject which is at the heart of the work of all three organisations”

Clara Ariokasamy, Chair of the ICOMOS SubCommittee for Intangible Heritage will give a keynote address on the work of the subcommitte and the UNESCO Convention on Intangible Cultural Heritage. The results of recent research on what is important to people in Cornwall about their culture and what organisations are doing to help safeguard it will be presented and, among other speakers, Will Coleman of Golden Tree will be talking about how our culture can empower young people and community life. Anyone present at last weekend’s Hellfire project in Redruth will know exactly what he means!

The day will finish with a Panel discussion on the way forward and there will be displays from organisations and some short films shown during the day. The conference is open to all, and places can be booked online through Eventbrite or via the Cornwall Heritage Trust website.