Former Grand Bard will give an overview of the Cornish language and its history in a free course in Madron
Source: The Cornishman
A FIVE-week course on the Cornish language and its history with former Grand Bard Mick Paynter begins in Madron this month.
The course is free and is part of Cornish cultural partnership Bewnans Kernow's Penwith Points of View project, a two-year programme taking place in the area.
The five-week course will cover the background and history of Cornish as well as literature, song and poetry.
Those attending will have the chance to learn greetings and exchanges in Cornish and some everyday grammar. One session will look at links between the Breton and Cornish language and cultures and the last will examine the language of the Gorsedh and ceremonial Cornish.
Jane Howells, co-ordinator of the Penwith Points of View Project, said: "We're very pleased that Mick Paynter will share some of his knowledge of Cornwall's very own language as part of this series of courses on Cornish culture in Madron.
"This course will cover a wide range of themes and will provide a great overview of the Cornish language."
As a former Grand Bard, Mick Paynter has played a central part in the development of the revived Cornish language and culture.
The free course will be held weekly between 7.15pm and 9pm from Thursday, September 4, until Thursday, October 2 in Landithy Hall, Madron.
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