Rob Bristol returns with another wonderful poem from his Cornish collection. You can find Rob’s earlier contributions here. Strolling on a Cornish beach, Keeping dreams within my reach, Overhead the sky is blue, From which I see a morning hue. …… As the tide draws ever near, Waves cascade, then disappear, Accompanied by a mighty roar, As…Continue Reading “Poetry – Strolling”

There can be no doubt that a unique sense of difference, and, of separateness exists throughout Cornwall. Forged on a history of resistance, Cornwall is strikingly different to its closest regional neighbours across the Tamar. Many people over the years have highlighted a sense of ‘islandness’, using phrases such as ‘almost an island’ or ‘all but an island’….Continue Reading “Cornwall – Almost an Island?”

Saturday 6thOctober 2018 at 1030am Peter Lanyon Building, Lecture Room 4 This year’s conference, entitled Kemeneth (Cornish for ‘Community’), focuses on the theme of public engagement with Cornwall and Cornish Studies and marks the launch of the Institute’s Agan Kernow outreach programme for 2018-19. How should researchers engage with Cornish communities? What are the benefits…Continue Reading “Kemeneth: 7th Annual Conference of the Institute of Cornish Studies”

To mark the tenth anniversary of the first Rescorla Festival, the festival will be touring some of the villages of mid-Cornwall this summer with a programme that includes music, poetry and the ever-popular Snail Creep: On Friday 29 June, the festival programme started with a High Tea and Sankey Evening at the Rescorla Centre. The…Continue Reading “Rescorla Festival 2018”