Source: The Cornishman
Penzance author starts a five-week course of lectures on Cornish culture
Time & Date: Weekly, beginning July 10th, 7.30pm
Booking: Free to attend, booking essential, contact
A five-week course on Cornish Culture will be given by writer and event organiser Simon Reed in Madron, beginning next Thursday, July 10.
The course is free to attend and is part of the Bewnans Kernow Penwith Points of View project, a two-year heritage and culture programme taking place in the Madron area.
In his lectures, Simon will cover all aspects of Cornish culture including music, language, food, festivals, feast days and traditional costume will be included in the lectures.
He will also explain the factors that make Cornish culture unique and how it was shaped by its history, geography and environment.
Jane Howells, co-ordinator of the Penwith Points of View Project said: “We are very pleased Simon Reed is giving the first of a series of different courses and events on Cornish culture in Madron.
“This course will cover a wide range of themes and will provide a great overview of Cornish culture.”
Simon is a central figure in the revival of traditional Cornish customs in the Penwith region, notably the successful Montol festival in Penzance and the newly re-established May Horns festival. His books include The Cornish Traditional Year and Wassailing – The British Midwinter Blessing Custom.
The five evening sessions will shed light on ancient traditions, share new research and provide background information on current festivals and celebrations.
The course will be held weekly at 7.30pm from Thursday, July 10 to Thursday, August 7 at Landithy Hall (Forget-Me-Not Room), Madron.
To reserve a place on the Cornish Culture course please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Cornish Culture Course Facebook page.
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