Federation of Old Cornwall Societies

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The Organisation for those who love Cornwall

'Kuntellewgh an brewyon eus gesys na vo kellys travyth'

(Gather up the fragments that are left that nothing be lost)


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The Federation of Old Cornwall Societies is a  Registered Charity  No. 247283

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OCS Federation Events


Saturday 5th September 2020: Last day for receipt of AGM Nominations

Saturday 3rd October 2020: AGM / Autumn General Meeting at Lys Kernow  

Thursday 17th December: Cornish Carol Service at Truro Cathedral (Banner Bearers)



 2021: Recorders’ Meeting  

 2021: Summer Festival (Banner Bearers)

2021: Gorsedh Kernow (Banner Bearers)

2021: Last day for receipt of AGM Nominations

 2021: AGM / Autumn General Meeting  

 2021: Winter Festival (Banner Bearers)



We wish you a warm welcome to the

Kernow Goth website

Kernow bys vyken

Find a Speaker Dialect Update, July 2019

Kernow Goth Interest Groups

Here are the links to the new Kernow Goth Interest Groups


Kernow Goth Interest Group - Brass Bands


Kernow Goth Interest Group - Soccer


If you are interested in coordinating further Cornish topics as a “Kernow Goth Interest Group” or wishes to discuss the project further please contact publicity@oldcornwall.net



A novel by Tony Mansell about the so-called English Civil War covering events in Cornwall and involving the Cornish Army. Please click here to read it, thank you Tony

St Ives Old Cornwall Society Celebrates first 100 Years! To read the report of a wonderful evening, please click here. Also St Ives are offering Free Entry to their Museum to Old Cornwall Socities, click here for information or email stivesoldcornwall@gmail.com

Diary Dates

For details of your local Society, their programme and contacts, please click the link to their individual page, see below

The Celtic Spirit of Cornwall “Be proud to be Cornish”, says the Grand Bard of Cornwall.Click here to read the press release from Gorsedh Kernow for Pirantide

Click here to read the Grand Bard's speech

CORNISH STORY is an initiative created with the vision to promote a greater knowledge of Cornwall and the Cornish Diaspora overseas.Unique, exclusive stories and films are combined with articles relating to all aspects of Cornish culture in the past and present.

To read about some of Cornwall's Smaller Villages, please click here

A Treat for everyone missing their Cornish shouts - click here to listen to the St Piran's Day Shout recorded at The Countryman at Piece on 6 March 2016.

Miracle Theatre are making one of their wonderful plays available each month online. This month is "The Importance of Being Earnest" - go to youtube.com - Miracle Theatre

April Update from our President, Karin Easton, please click here

Gorsedh Kernow Press Release, 19 May 2020, please click here

Tyskennow Kernow is a new platform for films and programmes made in and about Cornwall and the Cornish language. Please click here for 105 videos for your enjoyment, enlightenment and inspiration.

Peter Pool was author of several books on the history of Cornwall and its language;

Andrew Pool has set up a website in his memory where  you can dowload a .pdf version of much of his work https://peterpool.co.uk/

To read Bert Biscoe's Review of the website, please clck here

Lowender Peran News May 2020 - please click here

May  Update from our President, Karin Easton - please click here

Yskynna (Cornish verb ‘to ascend’) is a vertical dance company known for immersive and sensitive works in the vertical realm off iconic architecture, buildings, trees, cliffs and large open spaces. For a taste of 'Bligh Spirit', developed in response to the popular exhibition 'Captain Bligh: Myth, Man and Mutiny' at the National Maritime Museum, please click here

PRESS RELEASE – A Flora of Cornwall soon to be published

For details of this fantastic new publication, please click here

Southern Marsh-orchid (Dactylorhiza praetermissa) which was discovered, new to science, on the Lizard Peninsula in 2016. See "A Flora of Cornwall" below

Souther Marsh Orchid

“Fish, Tin and Light: A Chronicle of St Ives”, Click here to watch this


Early June Message From President Karin Easton, please click here

Speak Cornish Week - Saturday 20th June – Sunday 28th June. There will be various digital events taking place including: streamed music, a film watch-along, talks, workshops and bedtime stories.Please see https://www.facebook.com/speakcornish20/ or @speakcornish20 and the hashtag is: #speakcornish20. For the programme, click here


To hear a plea by the Cornish Language for it to be spoken more, delivered by Craig Weatherhill, please click here