Continuing the Music Kernow series, Kiera Smitheram examines the influence of Cornish music and culture and reveals how it has moulded her thinking and her life. Music in Cornwall is an integral part of that which helps to make the county unique. From brass to choral music to dances, the Cornish musical landscape is as…Continue Reading “Music Kernow – A Renaissance of Heritage”

Sue Ellery-Hill brings us the extraordinary tale of Nina Katorza, a Cornish model, dancer, singer, artist and raconteur who, in her later years became a penpal and dear friend to Sue’s mother – Brenda Wootton.  Thirty years ago, an 85-year old Cornish woman living near Nice in the South of France got in touch with my mother…Continue Reading “Nina Katorza – Brenda Wootton’s remarkable French penpal…”

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”

Crantock Parish Council are on a mission to raise funds in order to mount a Judicial Review against Cornwall Council to stop over-development in the village. Read on to learn more and find out how you can support their quest for justice. After four years of working closely with Cornwall Council, Crantock’s Neighbourhood Development Plan was…Continue Reading “Crantock Community Spirit”

In this latest article in the series covering the history of Cornish hostelries and ale houses, Kiera Smitheram takes us to Penzance and to a tavern teeming with history, heritage, and heart. Penzance is the most westerly town in Cornwall, on the foot of Britain. It is situated in the shelter of Mounts Bay. The town…Continue Reading “Heritage on the Harbour: The Dolphin Inn, Penzance”

Cornish Story is excited to offer the second in a series of poems from Rob Bristol Poetry (c). Read on to discover the creative genius of a man who writes a new poem every single day. You can find Rob’s offering from last month here. This beautiful land where valleys are green, Rainbows appear by a trickling…Continue Reading “Poetry – This Beautiful Land”