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Thursday 29 June 2017
We took our archive on the road for the final time to Lys Kernow / New County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro on Thursday 29th June and enjoyed showing some of the fascinating items we've found in the Henry Jenner archive. If you would like to see any of the items yourself, they will now be held at the Cornwall Record Office in Truro.
Friday 2 June 2017
On Friday 2nd June, we were at Looe Museum to talk to visitors about the Henry Jenner archive and the revival of the Cornish language. It was a very busy day (staff tell us one of their busiest ever!) and we were able to talk to many of the 75 people who came into Looe’s Old Guildhall Museum and Gaol about our work. Thank you to all who expressed an interest in our project, it was a very interesting day.
Friday 7 April 2017
Once again we took items from our Henry Jenner archive out on the road, this time to sunny Newquay to the Pennseythen Gernewek/Cornish Language Weekend at the Sandy Lodge Hotel. The event was attended by Cornish language speakers of all abilities who got involved in our project by translating some archive pieces written in Cornish for us - many thanks to all who helped!
Watch the films from the 2017 Pennseythen Gernewek (Cornish language weekend), available with or without subtitles.
Friday 3 March 2017
The Dasserghi Kernewek project compiled and presented an exhibition of documents from our Henry Jenner Archive for the annual St Piran’s Day event at the University of Exeter’s Tremough Campus on Friday 3rd March. Attendees were able to view the documents and speak to us from our arrival up until Professor Malcolm Williams gave the annual St Piran’s Day lecture. Mark then made a speech outlining the nature of the project, followed by Samantha making a request for volunteers to help with the project’s archival work. There was then a short film on a community discussion of Cornish identity as part of another new project, Agan Kernow. Attendees then had a further chance to view the archive documents and discuss the project.
Tuesday 28 February 2017
The Dasserghi Kernewek project was part of the Penzance Cornish Language Festival – a nine day event and the first of its kind — at the Acorn Theatre on Tuesday 28 February. Attendees were able to view newly discovered original documents from our Henry Jenner archive that included Jenner’s handwritten copy of ‘Song of the Men of the West’ (better known as ‘Trelawny’) from 1905 and an early copy of the Handbook of the Cornish Language with Jenner’s corrections and additions. They were also able to talk to us about this fascinating collection as well as read photocopies of many items in Cornish.