News and Events

You can download our November 2018 newsletter and earlier newsletters here.


Open meeting dates 2018 (everyone welcome)

Wednesday 29th. August 7 pm : Hotel Bristol, Newquay. Please note corrected date.

Saturday 20th. October 10.30 am :Tyack's Hotel Camborne. Please note amended venue.

Saturday 8th. December 10.30 am : Hotel Bristol, Newquay. Followed by Christmas lunch. Please see the November 2018 newsletter for details. Booking essential before 24th. November.

Coming events

Cornwall is hosting the Congress in 2019. Please find the registration document here.

Planned Activities:

Lectures from each member country

Visit to the Wheal Martyn Museum

Visit to Kresen Kernow - newly opened archive centre

Concerts and informal Ceilidhs

Proclamation - Gorsedh Kernow

Multi-lingual service in St. Michael's Church, Newquay



The Cornish Language Forum will be held on Saturday morning 8th. November 2018 in Liskeard. All those interested in the future of Kernewek - the Cornish language - is welcome. For details please see the Cornish Language Office website.

Wheal Martyn - Cornwall's China Clay Museum. Pictures taken by Cornwall Celtic Congress members on a recent visit. Delegates at the International Celtic Congress in 2019 will have the chance of enjoing the unique and historic Wheal Martyn Clay Works in April.

Some members of the Cornwall Branch attended the 2018 International Celtic Congress held in Kemper (Quimper).  Interesting talks were held on the theme of Social Media.  Visits during the week were to the Locmaria part of the city and we had a guided tour of the Faience Pottery Museum. We also visited Landevennec Abbey and Museum and looked around a rebuilt windmill.  

Delegates led in Breton through the old Landevennec Abbey ruins Branch Secretary at the confluence of the rivers (kemper = confluent)

Breton Pipers at the opening of the Congress The Cathedral in Kemper

On Saturday 26th. May a very successful Celtic Market was held in Phillack Hall, Copperhouse, Hayle. Our thanks to all members for their help and contributions.

On Friday 18th. May we held the annual Jenner Event at the Heritage Hall in Lelant. A bi-lingual film about Henry Jenner and his wife Kitty, made by by Charlie Fripp and John Gray from Falmouth University's Penryn Campus was shown. This was followed by a dinner at the Badger Inn, Lelant.

Bude Congress mugs for sale

 A bargain at £4.00 each including postage. These are some mugs we ordered for the Bude Congress in 2000. If you would like to buy a mug (or more!) please contact Denise Chubb at