Celtic Cross

Eglosyow Morek Kernow (translated into English as ‘Cornwall’s Maritime Churches’) is a community-based research project that is exploring the cultural and historical significance of a series of ten religious sites around the coast of Cornwall. Its study programme involves interactive sessions with the local communities through ‘memory days’ with the aim of conducting audio and…Continue Reading “Eglosyow Morek Kernow”

A key aim of Cornish Story is to promote a greater knowledge of Cornwall in an international context. Our story both in the past and present is global. It is not restricted to the far South West of Britain but to places and communities both on this island and overseas. We would therefore like to build…Continue Reading “Global Kernow”

As we commemorate the bicentenary of Peterloo on 16 August this year the reactions of people in Cornwall at the time merit consideration. What were the opinions of people in Cornwall on political reform? How did they respond to news of the deaths and injuries sustained by individuals congregating as a crowd to hear the…Continue Reading “Cornwall and Peterloo”

Froshie Evans recently performed Godrevy at the Writers’ Block Speakeasy during the 2019 Great Estate Festival. Cornish Story are pleased to be able to publish it online for the first time. Part One. We take off our shoes. Rocks, Rough against rough skin, Clock dandelions drift along the breeze. Make a wish. The sun aggressively kisses…Continue Reading “Godrevy”

Tom Kennedy returns with the first of a 2 part introduction to his new series Folklore, Myths and Legends of Cornwall. The second part will be available next month. In the meantime, you can read previous submissions in the series here. Introduction The forthcoming twelve part series entitled Folklore, Myths and Legends will unsurprisingly discuss topics…Continue Reading “Folklore, Myths and Legends of Cornwall: Introduction part 1 – ‘Configuration’”

Night’s gloved hand roused me, touching my feverish brow And filled me with a thousand waking longings – And as if led by the great hand of sleep, I wandered with my broken thoughts As if barefoot, pulled by the tide – To stand at the water’s edge Like some painted, strange figurehead, Pale in…Continue Reading “Fantasy on a Theme of the Sea”