Gorsedh Kernow Esedhvos Festival of Cornish Culture 2017, Launceston


28 VIII 2017

Gorsedh Kernow Esedhvos Festival of Cornish Culture 2017, Launceston

 Thursday 31st August

 11am – 3.00pm Book Festival, and Holyer an Gof “meet the authors” including Judy Scrimshaw, Rod Lyon, Bernard Deacon, and David Thorn, plus book launches @ Launceston Town Hall, Western Road, Launceston PL15 7AR. Refreshments available, accessible for people with disabilities.  Free entry.

 11.00 am        Book stalls open


11.30 am        Book launches

Cornish Bards of the Launceston Area – Berdh Kernow a’n Ranndir Lannstevan – produced by Bill Roberts, Scryfer Lanstefan, with the support of the Archives and Publications Committee of Gorsedh Kernow.

Place Names of Launceston – Henwyn Tyller Lannstevan -published by Kesva an Taves Kernewek.

Cornish for All, A Guide to Unified Cornish by R Morton Nance, Mordon, Fourth Edition, facsimile edition, published with permission, by AganTavas.

Strike Sound, reprint/re-arrangement of Donald Rawe, Scryfer Lanwednoc, Padstow carols -originally published by Lodenek Press in 1971, now published by the Federation of Old Cornwall Societies.


11.45              Time to buy books!


12.10              Meet the authors 1.

Judy Scrimshaw, author of The Little Red Egg, in discussion with Rael Harvey.

Rod Lyon, author of Tenkys, in discussion with Elizabeth Carne.


12.50              Time to buy more books!


13.30              Meet the authors 2

Bernard Deacon, author of Cornwall’s First Golden Age,

David Thorn, co-author with Stuart Thorn of Thorns of Bude Pioneers of Photography, Tintagel to Clovelly, published by Halstar, winner of the Holyer an Gof Cup for 2017, in discussion with Gareth Parry.


14.15              Still time to buy more books and meet the authors.


15.00              End of Book Festival           


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