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You can download our November 2018 newsletter and earlier newsletters here.

Photos of Gorsedh Kernow's special Proclamation ceremony at the International Celtic Congress in the Hotel Bristol in Newquay this April can be seen on Gorsedh Kernow's website here. Congress members David Greaney and Yann Guillamot were made honorary Bards at the ceremony. There is also a video: http://gorsedhkernow.org.uk/videos.html

Some more photos of the Congress itself...... If you have any photos you'd like to contribute, please contact Pat at pat.parry33@btinternet.com.

A Cornish lesson Dr Cathlin Macauley (Scotland) Yann Guillamot (Brittany) with Ann Trevenen Jenkin (Cornwall)
Enjoying one of the lectures Cornish delegates Maggie Taylor and Jerry Rogers David Greaney shows off his Bardic certificate to Welsh colleagues
Delegates from Wales - and a fellow countryman, Gareth Parry David Greaney with his Bardic certificate Susan Fielding (Wales)
A visit to Kresen Kernow: One of the Congress groups with Project Leader Deborah Tritton, Project Leader Kresen Kernow: In the entrance area Kresen Kernow: Outside the restored building (with some extra members!)
     
At the Congress service at St. Michael's Church in Newquay. Photo: David Greaney Outside the Wheal Martyn Clay Works. Photo: David Greaney
Wendy giving David a helping hand with those pesky blue overshoes at Kresen Kernow! Has Cornish bardship given him delusions of grandeur?

 

You can download higher resolution versions of all the photos apart from the last three by right-clicking the thumbnails and selecting 'Save Link As'.

The Celtic Congress Cornwall had a stall at Redruth's St PIran's celebration on Saturday 2nd. March.

 

Wheal Martyn - Cornwall's China Clay Museum. Pictures taken by Cornwall Celtic Congress members on a recent visit. Delegates at the International Celtic Congress in 2019 will have the chance of enjoing the unique and historic Wheal Martyn Clay Works in April.

Some members of the Cornwall Branch attended the 2018 International Celtic Congress held in Kemper (Quimper).  Interesting talks were held on the theme of Social Media.  Visits during the week were to the Locmaria part of the city and we had a guided tour of the Faience Pottery Museum. We also visited Landevennec Abbey and Museum and looked around a rebuilt windmill.  

Delegates led in Breton through the old Landevennec Abbey ruins Branch Secretary at the confluence of the rivers (kemper = confluent)

Breton Pipers at the opening of the Congress The Cathedral in Kemper

On Saturday 26th. May a very successful Celtic Market was held in Phillack Hall, Copperhouse, Hayle. Our thanks to all members for their help and contributions.

On Friday 18th. May we held the annual Jenner Event at the Heritage Hall in Lelant. A bi-lingual film about Henry Jenner and his wife Kitty, made by by Charlie Fripp and John Gray from Falmouth University's Penryn Campus was shown. This was followed by a dinner at the Badger Inn, Lelant.

Bude Congress mugs for sale

 A bargain at £4.00 each including postage. These are some mugs we ordered for the Bude Congress in 2000. If you would like to buy a mug (or more!) please contact Denise Chubb at denise@spyrys.org.