Redruth Cornish Language Group has been awarded a grant to buy a library of books which is now available to the public.
A grant awarded by the Redruth Charity Trust has enabled the initial purchase of Cornish language books. It is hoped that any future grant will further enhance the growing collection.
The former Redruth Grammar School has been adding to its extensive collection of books written in the Cornish language and is now pleased to allow the public restricted access to the library whilst they visit the café.
Visitors have already browsed the many reference and story books whilst enjoying coffee or a snack.
The group’s students are often found in the café and the group meets for informal and fun lessons at 5.30PM each Wednesday evening.
A spokesperson for the group says:
"Since we have become established, we have realised the need for a reference library for books in Cornish and about the Cornish language. To this end, we have set up the beginnings of our library. There are currently 40 books on our shelves and we are in the process of adding to the collection. Anyone may use our books or avail themselves of the 'view before purchase' facility. We are able to connect purchasers with the necessary vendors. Our friendly classes which meet in the Melting Pot Cafe on Wednesday evenings from 5.30 to 7.30 PM are very affordable and we always welcome new members wishing to learn to learn Cornish in a fun way. Our teacher Clive Baker (pictured below), is a Bard of Gorseth Kernow and an experienced tutor. We also provide an inexpensive translation service. We can be contacted via this Facebook site or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Come join us!"
Anyone interested in learning more of the Cornish language which has seen a resurgence in interest or indeed, learning about the language are warmly welcomed along.
Phone Ben at the café on 07915 252757, email ‘ email@example.com ‘ or just call in!
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