Some recent Cornish developments on the Internet to report.
The first is a great new portal to some authentic Cornish culture. Just about everything is here under you finger tips to explore. Food, festivals, sport, institutions, language....I could go on. Well done to those involved!
‘Tales from Porth’ Cornish CD-Rom Wins Media Innovation Award Just one week after UNESCO declared Cornish extinct, Leap-design for change, the environmentally sound design house in St. Austell, has won the Media Innovation Award for best DVD/CD Design for a CD-Rom which introduces the Cornish language to children.
‘Tales from Porth’ was commissioned by Maga, The Cornish Language Partnership.
I can now draw breath and start to catch up, though for a time yet it's all going to be a bit breathless. Its wash-up for Delynyans Kernow which is now behind us but looming is urgent work on other projects set for June. [And this is not to mention the CERES restructuring in or around April].
Over a year ago the CERES secretariat noticed that the European Commissions' Jean Monnet House was hosting a sequence of European-related art exhibitions. An off-the-cuff remark about a Cornish exhibition was met with surprising enthusiasm and so an organising team was created.
......is one of the great aims of the social enterprise media production company based in West Cornwall called . If no one is going to do it for the Cornish, if no one is going to give our culture recognition then it's up to us to take what we need and organise ourselves. the cultivation of a sustainable independent media industry in Cornwall and to support the community in which we live and work.
Back in August 2007 Our Kingdom published the article -You can't write us out of existence- which described the strength of feeling for the Cornish identity coupled with the unusually pig headed attitude of government in giving us any form of recognition.
During July two members of CERES - Fiona Constantine and myself - visited Wales to attend a reception marking the twentieth anniversary of ECTARC [the European Centre for Training and Regional Cultures] in Llangollen. The visit provided an opportunity to hold discussions with colleagues at the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth, and this was taken.
Just a quick post to say you can now hear Cornish language and music at Radyo an Gernewegva. New podcast of music and discussion will be avaliable regularly. Don't be put off by the Cornish, it's a simple website and you'll soon get to know you're way around. Oll an gwella.
Gorsedd Kernow is an umbrella organisation with the stated aim of maintaining, and giving expression to, the national Spirit of Cornwall as a Celtic Country and in particular: To foster relations between Cornwall and other Celtic Countries To promote co-operation and goodwill between those who work for the honour of CornwallTo encourage the study and use of the Cornish languageTo encourage the
John Harris - Cornish Poet, Dolcoath Miner and Lay Preacher. Compiled by Elisabeth Rickard. The Mining Scene
Hast ever seen a mine? Hast ever been Down in its fabled grottoes, wali’d with gems, And canopied with torrid mineral-belts, That blaze within the fiery orifice?