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Esedhvos Festival of Cornish Culture 30 Aug 2017 to 3 Sep 2017 Launceston, Kernow

Esedhvos Festival of Cornish Culture
30 Aug 2017 to 3 Sep 2017

Gorsedh Kernow exists to maintain the national Celtic spirit of Cornwall and give expression to such spirit; to encourage the study of Cornish history and the Cornish language; to foster Cornish literature, art, music, dance and sport; to link Cornwall with other Celtic countries, and to promote a spirit of peace and co-operation among those who work in Cornwall’s honour.

Gorsedh Kernow names nine new Bards for 2017

A deep feeling of pride in being honoured with Cornish bardship will be plain to see this year as 9 proud initiates, 2 of whom are from outside Cornwall, wait to take their place among the 500 or so existing members of the College of Bards of Gorsedh Kernow.

News reportage, anti Cornish abuse, Freedom of Information regarding Cornish language

News from Kernow Matters To Us:

Kernow

7 VIII 2017

A very warm welcome to our latest members including to those who serve as Councillors. We are glad to have you with us! Together, we all believe that Kernow Matters!

Well over 100,000 people have read our information shots on social media this week alone! These range from political matters to cultural, historical and language issues.

London based media in state of confusion regarding Cornwall

Piran Statute will represent a bond between the Cornish & Breton Nations set in granite!

Stephane Rouget, a Breton Sculptor and his Cornish colleague, David Paton, in Trenoweth Quarry, Mabe today, with the massive slab of Cornish granite which is to become St Piran.

With a millstone of Irish granite from County Mayo, on completion, the statue will be taken to Brittany aboard an old tuna fishing vessel next Summer and erected on a plinth of Breton granite as the 100th statue in the Valley of the Saints.

Heritage Kernow - COUNCIL TOLD - BUT WILL THEY LISTEN?

Kernow

29th VII 2017

Today (28th July, 2017) was a meeting of “Heritage Kernow” the latest iteration of a long line of different forums, advisory groups, and similar heritage groupings to link Cornwall Council with the huge number of voluntary sector groups that work on aspects of Cornwall's heritage and also the amenity providers such as the National Trust.

Cornwall's Kings and a civilised, outward looking and trading Cornwall 1,000 years ago!

Early Cornish kings feasted on oysters, roast pork and fine wine, archaeologists have found.

Excavations at Tintagel Castle have also revealed they imported bowls from Turkey and glass goblets from Spain.

Findings from a dig last year have been released this week, as archaeologists return to the site to find out how people lived more than 1,000 years ago.

The first research excavations at the castle in decades unearthed finds from the late 5th and 6th Centuries.

The Disneyfication of Tintagel

Media Release

Following requests from many media outlets regarding Tintagel, Kernow Matters To Us (KMTU) releases the following statement:

KMTU Secretary makes outspoken speech at Flamank commemoration; Kresen Kernow on target! Tintagel

Kernow

5 VII 2017

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KMTU Secretary makes outspoken speech at Flamank commemoration

At a surprisingly well attended commemoration held in torrential rain in Bodmin and attended by many Councillors, civic dignitaries and others, 'Kernow Matters To Us' (KMTU) Secretary made a rousing speech to the assembled crowd and has been asked by many to supply the words fearlessly spoken out.

We have pleasure in reproducing the speech hereunder:

Conservative £1 billion bribe met with condemnation in Cornwall

Kernow

27 VI 2017

Within minutes of the announcement that the Conservative Government had secured a £1 billion deal with the Northern Ireland Democratic Unionist Party so gaining the support of ten of its MPs in order to prop up a minority government desperate to hang on to power, condemnation started to appear on social media sites maintained in Cornwall.

A few moments later, the news emerged that the Queen is to receive an 8% increase in income, in excess of £6 million from public funds, after the Crown Estate's profits rose by £24m and yet more anger emerged.

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