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Saturday 13th May, 2017 - Cornish place names, meanings & origin

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Saturday 13th May, 2017 - Cornish place names, meanings & origin

An afternoon with Craig Weatherhill​ at The Queen's Arms, Botallack, St Just PZ TR19 7QG (pub phone: 01736 788318) discussing Cornish place names, meanings & origin. Bring your questions!

Lunch at your own expense before the discussion commences. Booking advised direct with pub.

2.30pm to 5pm Cornish place names, meanings and origins

'PRAG NA?': The new project that aims to support and grow social opportunities for Cornish speaking

News from Kernow Matters To Us:

'PRAG NA?': The new project that aims to support and grow social opportunities for Cornish speaking.

My name is Brian Rogers and I've just started as Project Lead for this one-year Cornwall Council funded project managed and led by An Rosweyth, the network of Cornish language organisations, and wanted to ask for your help in spreading the word, so please feel free to share this with your friends!

'PRAG NA?', or 'Why not?', has two main aims, both of which are about getting more people engaged with Kernewek and speaking it.

Cornwall Council Election Results

News from Kernow Matters To Us:

The Conservatives won 46 out of the 122 seats, with the Liberal Democrats taking 37 seats, followed by 30 Independent councillors. Labour have five seats and Mebyon Kernow four.

The unitary authority's remaining 123rd seat, Bodmin St Petroc, will be contested at a later date.

Negotiations will now have to occur to form the Unitary administration.

Sincere congratulations to all those members of KMTU who stood for election and who were successful or otherwise at Cornwall and Town and Parish levels.

Isle of Man: Architecture on Sea - The Buildings that Made the Seaside

As part of the initiative Isle of Architecture, author, historian and enthusiast Dr Kathryn Ferry recently gave an illustrated talk based on the changing face of seaside architecture at the Centenary Centre in Peel.

Dr Ferry spent her early years by the sea in North Devon, but was further stimulated in her architectural interests by childhood holidays by the sea. And although now better known as an architectural historian, writer and broadcaster on a number of seaside related subjects, her first academic interest was Victorian architecture and design.

Ireland's reputation for defending human rights at risk after election of Saudi Arabia to UN Commission on the Status of Women

Demands are growing for the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs to disclose how Ireland voted on Saudi Arabia's membership of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. According to the UN, the Commission on the Status of Women is the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. Last month, Saudi Arabia successfully campaigned for a seat on the commission, securing 47 votes, at least five of which are said to have come from European countries.

Bizarre visit by Prime Minister May - National Trust shennanigans at Botallack and Levant!

News from Kernow Matters To Us:

BIZARRE VISIT TO CORNWALL BY PRIME MINISTER MAY!

It has to be a big pat on the back for the valiant journalists from the West Briton (and sister newspapers) to say thank you for attempting to remind the blow in Prime Minister MAY that we do just still live in a democracy, well in Cornwall at least!

The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry goes on display in Scotland

The Scottish Diaspora Tapestry (Scottish Gaelic: Grèis-bhrat Diaspora na h-Alba) is on display in its entirety for the first time in Scotland and is being exhibited at St Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh until 18 May 2017. The Tapestry is a community arts project that celebrates the Scottish Diaspora through embroidery. Involving communities around the world it recognises Scottish heritage and culture, and the people and places which connect Scotland to its global diaspora. Work on the panels began in 2012.

‘OOPS PERISCOPE’ - warning for Irish Sea fishermen

News from the Celtic League:

Irish Sea fishermen need to keep a weather eye on the wave tops as the Royal Navy has just launched its latest nuclear submarine (HMS Audacious) and presumably after getting the finishing touches it will be starting its sea trials around our coasts (link):

A special request from Kansas, USA - The Atlantic Celts: A Gastronomic Memoir from Ireland to Iberia

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A special request from Kansas, USA

Hello,

My name is Andrea Broomfield. I’m a food historian embarking

Celtic Media Festival Comes to the Isle of Man

The Isle of Man has long been a focus of attention within the vibrant world of the film industry, its initial success said to be an early interpretation of Hall Caine's novel The Manxman in 1916, which brought the Island international attention.

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