Bewnans Kernow: A Brief History
Bewnans Kernow: The Partnership of Cornish Cultural Organisations developed from a Cornwall Cultural Strategy sector consultation conference held in November 2008 by (the then) Cornwall County Council's Cultural Partnership. The aim of this conference was to address sustaining, building and celebrating Cornwall’s distinctive culture and cultural offering.
Subsequent to the conference, Cornwall County Council and Gorsedh Kernow worked together to develop the partnership of Cornish cultural organisations. During the early meetings, for the first time a very wide range of Cornish cultural groups were drawn together to discuss the development of the Cornish cultural sector. Colin Roberts was instrumental in setting up and developing the organisation in its early years.
The Management Committee members are representatives of a range of member organisations and Bewnans Kernow is self-financing through successful grant applications.
Bewnans Kernow is a Charitable Incorporated organisation registered with the Charity Commission. The charity registration number is 1170991