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”

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’”

Helen Bartrop Hocking’s portrayal of her chosen village differs from the other articles in that it is presented in the form of an interview providing both personal and community information. There is also a huge bonus in that we will be publishing the audio recording of Christine Mary Bartrop. Our Gran was a Kilk maid,…Continue Reading “Kilkhampton”

Cornish Story is pleased to announce the winners of the recent short fiction competition that was announced at the annual conference of the Institute of Cornish Studies on Saturday 28 September at the Chapel Lecture Theatre on Penryn Campus. The 2019 winners were: Distinction – Kiera Smitheram Merit – Kate Mole Merit – Evie Payne The four…Continue Reading “Short Story Competition 2019”