To coincide with the release of Alan M. Kent’s new book ‘Turning Serpentine’, Cornish Story are running a short fiction competition. We are fairly relaxed on much of the criteria, we only ask that stories are inspired by Cornish culture, whether that be in the present day or at some point in Cornwall’s rich history. The…Continue Reading “Short Story Competition 2019”

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”

In the aftermath of St. Piran’s Day, we bring you a celtic theme this month with input from the FXU Celtic Society at Falmouth and Exeter University. Read more below to find out what they offer to those studying in Cornwall. We have recently set up a Celtic Society for Falmouth and Exeter university students. This…Continue Reading “FXU: Celtic Society”

Sun Beats Poets

A poetry event hosted by Sun Beats was a storming success earlier in January this year at Falmouth University. Archie Wilson explains more about the evening and what it was like to be there. Ecopoetry is a term far easier to explain through reading than trying to describe it. It questions our position in nature, what nature is,…Continue Reading “Sun Beats: Eco Poetry”

Porthcurno communications during WW2

Break in Communication is a historical spy thriller set around Porthcurno Telegraph Station. The picture above shows Porthcurno Telegraph Station during WWII. This article for Cornish Story reveals more information about Jon Gliddon’s book Break in Communication and, more importantly, where you can get it! It is December 1941. World War II has become a truly global…Continue Reading “Break in Communication”