"The theme for the Festival is ‘Golowan Goes Global’ and we will be celebrating world music, dance and food. And to celebrate the fourth centenary of Penzance in 2014, we have produced a souvenir guide on the Cornish diaspora. There will also be an exhibition about the diaspora running from Monday June 23 – Saturday June 28th. Call in to find out about the lives of those who migrated and how their descendants maintain their cultural roots - more details inside."
Golowan Festival Programme
From The Cornishman:
TEN days of music, theatre, dance, processions, street entertainment, poetry, song and children's entertainment are on the way at this year's Golowan Festival with Truro and Penwith College.
The theme for this year's festival, which runs from next Friday, June 20 to Sunday, June 29 is Golowan Goes Global, celebrating world music, dance and food.
One thing certain is that the flags will be flying from the prom this year.
Doubts had been raised about this because of the storm damage but with just nine days to go, Golowan is on track to brighten up Penzance with its iconic flags.
The festival programme has also now been published – you can find it on www.golowan.org as well as at many shops and libraries and at the leisure centre – and the theme choice has enabled organisers to put on an eclectic range of entertainment.
In the ten days of the festival you can enjoy everything from global plant trails at Trewidden to the Punjabi folk rhythms of the Live Bhangra Band, and an exhibition on the Cornish Diaspora at Pop Up Penzance to the foot-tapping beats of the Kakatsitsi Master Drummers from Ghana.
Mazey Day, on Saturday, June 28, will prove to be the highlight of the week and as well as the parades, there will be bags of street entertainment. And you can even enjoy a taste of the festival through the specially brewed Golowan Ale, which will be widely available.
The whole event is again sponsored by Truro and Penwith College.
There will be a focus on the town's local emerging, and highly talented musicians with a welcome return for the Kids on the Prom.
The demands in putting on the festival continue to grow and a spokesman for Golowan appealed for volunteers.
"In 2014 Golowan needs more than ever," he said.
"Please have a think about whether you can spare a couple of hours during the festival.
"You don't need experience: there are loads of things to do from stewarding, collecting donations, giving out water and helping with road closures. We need at least 100 volunteers, so if you can help, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01736 369686."
Read more at http://www.cornishman.co.uk/World-theme-global-Golowan/story-21217870-detail/story.html#KKYqTEcbflFqdrGk.99
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