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“Step Into Cornwall’s Story” says the Grand Bard of Cornwall


2 IX 2017

At Launceston Castle, set in Cornwall's ancient capital and beneath the glorious and unsullied National Flag of Cornwall, our beloved Baner Piran, the wise words of the Grand Bard are recorded below:

“Step Into Cornwall’s Story” says the Grand Bard of Cornwall

“Lanson is the historic capital and gateway to Cornwall, a place where a traveller is welcomed in Cornish as they leave England.

Gorsedh Kernow Esedhvos Festival of Cornish Culture 2017, Launceston


28 VIII 2017

Gorsedh Kernow Esedhvos Festival of Cornish Culture 2017, Launceston

 Thursday 31st August

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26 VIII 2017

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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:


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.



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.


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