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Cornishisms and Cornish dialect from the West Country

So over on our Cornish arts and culture blog we have been learning some Cornish words and looking at the language of our home county. There are however a whole host of words which make up an unofficial language which most of us use everyday! If you've ever been to Cornwall or met a Cornishman [...]

By | February 6th, 2017|Arts, Culture and Festivals|0 Comments

Learning some more Cornish words

Have you been following our Cornish language blog series, if not catch up with our first cornish and second cornish blogs quick! Here we discover some more Cornish words to develop your vocabulary. You might be starting to see patterns with some of the letters, or be able to recognise the english similarities to help [...]

By | January 20th, 2017|Arts, Culture and Festivals|0 Comments

Angarrack Christmas Lights, the best in Cornwall!

The Angarrack Christmas Lights have a bit of a reputation in Cornwall and during the month of December our village welcomes thousands of visitors to marvel at the lights. The lights are spread throughout the village so it's best to ditch the car and talk a stroll through the lanes to really appreciate the atmosphere. [...]

By | December 15th, 2016|Arts, Culture and Festivals|0 Comments

The Truro Victorian Christmas Market

This week the capital is playing host to the Truro Victorian Christmas Market down on Lemon Quay. When you're in town picking up your Christmas shopping be sure to take a peak as we're sure you'll love some of the gifts on offer here. We went along to have a look but unfortunately have finished [...]

By | December 14th, 2016|Arts, Culture and Festivals|0 Comments

Shopping at the Flambards Christmas Fayre

The Flambards Christmas Fayre was hosted this weekend so we went along to support our local businesses in the hope of encouraging more people to shop local this year. The Christmas stalls were spread around the Flambards Victorian Village and surrounding buildings making a great situation for a Christmas Fayre. It was just £1 to [...]

By | December 5th, 2016|Arts, Culture and Festivals|0 Comments

The Padstow Christmas Festival Weekend

The Padstow Christmas Festival runs this year from the 1st - 4th December. We headed along to see if it lived up to its recommendations, and we were blown away. There's still a chance to visit so be sure not to miss out on this one! Celebrity Chefs With a whole marquee dedicated to the [...]

By | December 3rd, 2016|Arts, Culture and Festivals|0 Comments

Enjoy the Etsy Makers Cornwall Christmas Fair, St Ives

We popped into the Etsy Makers Cornwall Christmas Fair and what an awesome little evening it was. Don't panic it's going to be in The Guildhall Hall, St Ives all weekend so make sure you head along. The Etsy Makers of Cornwall and St Ives gathered 35 of their best sellers to feature at this [...]

By | December 2nd, 2016|Arts, Culture and Festivals|0 Comments

Christmas events in Cornwall this December

It's the most wonderful time of the year... and there's so many Christmas events in Cornwall. We are more than excited for all these festive fun activities and days out, several mince pies were eaten whilst compiling this blog! To find out when all the Christmas lights in Cornwall will be switched on read our [...]

By | November 23rd, 2016|Arts, Culture and Festivals|0 Comments

The Great Cornish Food Festival in Truro

The Great Cornish Food Festival is happening in Truro this weekend! We headed there on the first day to see what scrumptious delights Truro had in store, and it's safe to say we weren't disappointed. The Great Cornish Food Festival Running over a three day weekend the festival is on Lemon Quay from the 23rd [...]

By | September 23rd, 2016|Arts, Culture and Festivals|2 Comments

Searching for Ross Poldark in West Cornwall

We may be a little obsessed with Ross Poldark, but who isn't? So when we had insider knowledge that he was in Cornwall and filming we had to get down there and catch a glimpse... We headed for Botallack and just made way for the coast to see how close we could get! Ross Poldark [...]

By | September 22nd, 2016|Arts, Culture and Festivals|0 Comments

What’s on in Cornwall… September

We love September as it's the home of food and music festivals! Once the summer rush has died down Cornwall comes alive with great events showcasing the best of our produce and music. Do you want to know exactly what's on in Cornwall so you don't miss out on that great event or day out? [...]

By | August 25th, 2016|Arts, Culture and Festivals|0 Comments

Kernow King as Cornwall’s Richard Trevithick

So last night we went to marvel at the wonderful Cornish comedian Kernow King as Richard Trevithick. This long awaited showing at St Ives Guildhall had us all queuing at the door to get in from the rain! Kernow King was joined on stage by the talented Mary Woodvine, and what a double act they [...]

By | August 3rd, 2016|Arts, Culture and Festivals|0 Comments

Learning Cornish language – part two

In our first Learning Cornish blog we began by looking at basic greetings, numbers and days of the week. We'll now go a little further into the Cornish language and look at how to pronounce some of the letters and expand our vocabulary. It's quite a tricky language to pick up, so you may need [...]

By | July 26th, 2016|Arts, Culture and Festivals|0 Comments

Let’s learn some Cornish language

The Cornish language is spoken by just a handful of people but there are many Cornish folk who know the odd word or two. Closely related to the Welsh language, this Celtic tongue used to be the main language spoke for centuries, but the last fluent speaker is thought to have died in the 18th [...]

By | June 25th, 2016|Arts, Culture and Festivals|2 Comments

Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival weekend

The Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival this weekend was a story of two halves, Saturday was a glorious sunny day with streets packed full of visitors, with Sunday a little damper and quieter but still just as action packed. With almost 60 singing groups spread over 20 venues throughout Falmouth there was non-stop shanty singing over [...]

By | June 20th, 2016|Arts, Culture and Festivals|0 Comments

A bite of Cornwall Food and Drink Festival, Truro

A bite of Cornwall is a new food and drink festival in Truro which we thought we would head along to to see what exciting and different South West foods were available to try. The sun shone gloriously for the weekend in May which made wandering around the city even more pleasant. A bite of [...]

By | May 13th, 2016|Arts, Culture and Festivals|0 Comments

Trevithick Day in Camborne

Trevithick Day is an annual celebration in the Cornish Town of Camborne, celebrating it's mining heritage and giving Richard Trevithick the recognition he deserves. A Cornish inventor and engineer Trevithick is famous for the 'Puffin Devil' built in 1801 it was the first ever steam driven vehicle. Two years later his steam locomotive took passengers [...]

By | May 1st, 2016|Arts, Culture and Festivals|3 Comments