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City of Lights parade is held each year in Truro. View pictures of the parade. City of Lights fills the streets. watch a small film about the city of lights parade in Truro a short film about the city of lights parade. the Truro School of Samba at the City of Lights Parade on youtube. City of Lights Parade from Look Around Cornwall. Falmouth students talk about the challenge of creating large-scale lanterns for the City of Lights parade in Truro


Cornwall Respect Festival twitter is a one day free festival to celebrate the multi-cultural aspects of life in Cornwall. Unity Cornwall is the first black and minority ethnic (BME) lead organisation in Cornwall & Isles of Scilly.


fal river festival is all about celebrating life on the river Fal in Cornwall.


The Mousehole Cat picture book by Antonia Barber tells the legend of the cat that saved Mousehole. A cat from Cornwall is believed to be the world's oldest cat and has celebrated his 125th birthday



St Piran's Day - St Piran is the patron saint of tinners. A play depicting the legend of St Piran is performed by people from the community of Perranzabuloe. watch a video about St Pirans day a video about St Piran's day from My Cornwall TV. Events at Perranporth. watch a short news story about St. Piran's day a short news story about St. Piran's day. St. Piran's cross dated 900 AD? St Piran's return to Cornwall. Children parade through Penzance for the first time to celebrate St Piran's birthday. The St Piran Trust hopes to uncover the remains of St. Piran church near Perranporth. A Cornish MP has asked the government to make 5th March a public holiday in Cornwall. Bodmin Town Council is giving its employees an extra public holiday to celebrate St Piran's Day

Towednack Cuckoo Feast
Towednack Cuckoo Feast has a fiddler leading the proccesion from the church door. The parish feast takes place on the nearest Sunday to the 28th of April

Cornish Witchcraft
Cornish Witchcraft - looking at the historical reality of witchcraft in Cornwall. There is a museum of Witchcraft in Boscastle Cornwall. The museum houses the world's largest collection of witchcraft related artefacts and regalia. watch a small film of the museum from the BBC a small BBC news story about the witchcraft museum. Archivists in have uncovered a spell at the Cornwall Record Offices. Gemma Gary - white witch offering witchcraft and cunning in Cornwall. Cassandra Latham village wise woman and Pagan councilor in St Buryan. Evidence of pagan rituals in the Cornish countryside in the 17th century have been uncovered by archaeologists. Devon and Cornwall Pagan Federation Regional Website. Evidence of age-old spells in an archaeologist's front yard in Cornwall. Chants in the Wood - is an online resource for Pagan and earth-inspired news and events from around Devon and Cornwall

Aberfest 2006
aberfest is a celebration of Cornish and Breton culture in music and dance. Aberfest takes place every Easter, the venue alternating between Brittany and Cornwall

Jack the giant killer
Jack The Giant Killer legend says he lived near Lands End in the days of king Arthur


Helston Flora Day is held every year in Helston on May 8th except when this date falls on a Sunday or Monday. Helston Flora Day Association. The furry dance is one of the oldest surviving customs in the country. watch a 1921 short film of the furry dance from British Pathe a 1921 short film of the furry dance from British Pathe. Flora Day 2007. Flora Day 2008 DVD. watch a short video of Flora Day 2008 a short video of Flora Day 2008.

the floral dance  Helston
The Amazing Story Of The Floral Dance is a book by Cornish musician Ian Marshall. The book traces the history of this world famous ballad. listen to the Furry Dance  song and watch George Baker singing in a 1932 film of the Flora Dance George Baker singing in a 1932 film of the Flora Dance. watch a 1955 film of the Furry dance from British Pathe a 1955 film of the Furry dance from British Pathe. Helston Town Band home of the Flora Dance. Helston Flora Day Music

The Daphne du Maurier Festival of Arts and Literature
The Daphne du Maurier Festival of Arts & Literature twitter is an entertaining 10 days of star names, guided walks, talks, drama, local events and free entertainment. Fowey's Du Maurier Festival name changed in a bid to broaden its appeal and attract more visitors. The historical parish of Tywardreath is where The Tywardreath Players are based. It was Daphne Du Maurier's own local village, and literally means, ‘The House on the Strand’


St Endellion Music Festival
St Endellion Music Festival twitter held in the church of St Endellion near to Port Isaac An iconographer has been commissioned to produce an icon of Saint Endelienta

cornwall international male voice choral festival
Cornwall International Male Voice Choral Festival is a unique festival of male voice choir singing, workshops, competitions, socialising and sightseeing

King Arthur
King Arthur is believed to have been a Cornishman who defeated the Saxons. An account of Arthur from Clare's Cornish pages. Ancient manuscripts telling the story of the King Arthur are to go online. Death of a legend. King Arthur's last battle

King Arthur Stone
the King Arthur Stone is a stone bearing a 6th century inscription to the name Arthur and has been unearthed at Tintagel Castle

Cornish legends
Cornish Legends - the legend of St Michael at St Michael's Mount, and the legend of of St Ives.

Cornish Christmas
Cornish Christmas - the Old Cornish Christmas Card. Carol singing and Wassailing. Tom Bawcock's Eve is celebrated on the 23rd December in Mousehole at the Ship Inn. The switch on dates of Cornish Christmas Lights. Newlyn Christmas Lights are a display of town and harbour lights every year from December through to January. Makers of the hit cartoon series The Simpsons contacted Cornish speakers and asked for help in making a Christmas Day special for the UK which was broadcast on Christmas day 2004. How Truro created Christmas musical history

 

stargazy pie recipe
Tom Bawcock's Eve - Mousehole villagers celebrate every year on the 23 December in the Ship Inn. Tom sailed out in the stormy seas and brought back fish for the starving villagers. The fish was made into a pie called 'stargazy pie'. listen to Tom Bawcock's eve song to Tom Bawcock's eve song

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

St Ives Festival
St Ives September Festival twitter
Artists and visitors from around the world converge on the town to join the local community for one of the biggest arts festivals in Cornwall

hellysardh is the first ever Helston and the Lizard street festival

hellysardh twitter is the first ever Helston and the Lizard street festival. A celebration of local talent in all its myriad of forms, including live music, dance, drama, poetry, food & drink, arts & crafts and much more. 'Hellysardh' is Cornish for Helston and the Lizard

Cornwall Food and Drink Festival
Cornwall Food and Drink Festival twitter in Lemon Quay, Truro. Celebrating the very best of Cornish food and drink. The Boscastle Food Arts and Crafts festival

kernow live
Kernow Live is Cornwall’s new Cultural Youth Festival, Boscawen Park Truro, Cornwall

dive fest 2009
dive fest is a brand new festival taking place at Pentewan Sands Holiday Park. It will offer trips to wrecks in dive boats, as well as hosting trade stands, music, a treasure hunt and a chance for novices to try diving for the first time


cornwall pride festival - the first ever Pride to be staged in Cornwall was in 2008. Organisers of the festival are billing it as a celebration of diversity for any sexuality, race or religion. The day starts with a parade through the streets of Truro. Police officers from Devon and Cornwall are to officially support this gay pride event in Cornwall. Cornwall Diverse Communities Team

Looe Festival of the Sea
Looe Festival by the Sea has always been about Looe's considerable links to the sea

pasty day festival
Pasty Day Festival in Morvah takes place on the first Tuesday of August. Originated to raise money for church funds

gunnislake festival
gunnislake festival - the festival began in 2001 as a celebration of the regeneration works carried out in the village


Barry Norman
Cornwall Wonderful Words Festival happens every two years and is for grown-ups and children

Kithill
Kithill - since 1929 the Old Cornwall Society has lit an annual Midsummer's Eve Bonfire at the summit

the 3 wishes faery fest
the 3 wishes faery fest twitter Colliford Lake Park Bodmin Moor A gathering of faery fans for three days of music and magical entertainment

the camborne music festival
the camborne music festival is an annual competitive festival for amateur musicians of all disciplines, ages and abilities. The Festival is held each November (usually the second or third week) and runs from Monday morning through to Saturday evening

Jan Tregeagle

Jan Tregeagle - the legend of a cruel early seventeenth century magistrate who haunts Bodmin moor

Port Eliot Lit Fest
port eliot lit fest -the festival of words, music, magic, dancing, food and film at Port Eliot house and grounds St Germans. The event is held in acres of 18th century parkland and hosted by the Earl of St Germans. watch a video about the Port Eliiot house a news story about Port Eliot house

Lafrowda Festiva
Lafrowda Festival - the festival is to provide a showcase for all the talent that abounds in the community and to bring into the community new concepts and skills.


Gorsedh Kernow exists to maintain the national Celtic spirit of Cornwall. Gorsedh Kernow events. a short film from British Pathe of watch a 1946 Cornish Gorsedd a short film from British Pathe of a 1946 Cornish Gorsedh procession to Perran Round with Arch Druid Grwys of Wales. watch a video of Ed Prynn Arch Druid of Cornwall a video of Cornwall's Arch Druid Ed Prynn. Cornish Gorsedh 2004. A procession of bards in blue robes swept through Torpoint as part of a Cornish ceremony

Dehwelans Festival of Cornwall
Dehwelans Festival of Cornwall - . 2002 was the first ever Dehwelans and was held over 3 days and was based at Pendennis Castle. The festival attracted hundreds of people from all over the world, including many local people. Activities, food and entertainment celebrated everything Cornish. Dehwelans is Cornish for 'homecoming'. Dehwelans 2004 took place in Cornwall’s largest all year round resort Newquay

legend of the cheeseWring
The Legend Of The CheeseWring - the cheese ring is one of the standing stones of Cornwall and legend says that the Cheesewring was formed in the time of Saints and Giants. cornish legends. The Legend of Tamara


Pengersick Castle has aquired a reputation for being one of the most haunted buildings in the country. The castle features very prominently in Cornish folklore and legends.The castle must have existed on the site since the Middle Ages. A night at Pengersick. watch a video about the haunted castle a video about the haunted castle

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Looe music festival
looe music festival twitter for three days in September the little town of Looe in South East Cornwall gets hit with big music, manic entertainment and a smattering of culture for good measure. The festival pops up from nowhere to transform the beach and the streets, giving locals & visitors from all over the world a chance to mingle and enjoy the how


Cornwall Film Festival twitter is a month-long celebration of film over several venues during November – and the organisation behind it that shows films year-round

Lowender Peran
Lowender Peran Festival of Celtic Culture in Perranporth is the festival of the Celts. Roseland Festival - art, literature, poetry, music and dance


Camborne Trevithick Day is an annual day of celebration for the town of Camborne. The streets are closed for the festival on the last Saturday in April. End of line for Trevithick Parade. Steam traction engines will return to the Trevithick Day parade in Cornwall in April 2005 after the event was banned in 2004. watch Trevithick Day in Camborne Trevithick Day 2010 in Camborne. Saltash Brunel Festival - throughout April 2006. Boconnoc Steam Fair

rescorla festival
rescorla festival is an annual event showcasing the customs and traditions of the Clay Country through music, dance, food & drink, walks and talks and much more.

Truro carnival
Truro City Carnival - a celebration of music, entertainment and spectacle. On Carnival day the streets of Truro will come alive with the sights and sounds of a wonderful street festival to celebrate all the people, businesses and organisations that makes Truro such a great place to live and visit. Pictures of the Truro carnival 2006. Truro School of Samba

nude Fest Cornwall
nude fest -10th - 17th Jun 2012 is held at Newperran Holiday Park Newquay Cornwall. Nude Fest 2007

Geevor mine
On The Edge Festival 2006 running from Saturday 13th May – Sunday 21st May 2006. The 1st festival formed part of the Sea Britain 2005 celebrations. A week's celebration of the scenery & wildlife, arts and culture, history and atmosphere of West Cornwall's mining coast

polperro festival
Polperro Festivals and lights is a mix of art, music and drama

The 19th British Juggling Convention
The 19th British Juggling Convention is being held at the Dragon Centre, Bodmin, Cornwall - from Thursday 20th to Sunday 23rd April 2006

the Zennor mermaid
Zennor Mermaid is the mermaid who fell in love with Mathew Trewella and lured him away. There is a carving of the mermaid on the 15th century bench ends in Zennor Church. A diver from Cornwall has been turned into a mermaid. watch a BBC news film about the mermaid a BBC news film about the mermaid. Ingo is a childrens book written by Helen Dunmore. It is set in modern day Zennor and inspired by the Zennor mermaid legend. Zennor Quoit

Dozmary pool
Dozmary Pool is well known as the receiver of the sword excalibur just before King Arthur's death

Golowan festival
Golowan Festival - is the midsummer feast of John Gol-Jowan. Its central event 'Mazey day' now attracts tens of thousands of people to the Penzance area in late June. watch a short video about Mazey Day a short video about Mazey Day

land of Lyonesse
Land of Lyonesse is Cornwall's own Atlantis. Lyonesse is said to have stood between Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

clare's spooky page
Ghost Stories - Cornwall has been described as the most haunted county in the British Isles. Charlotte Dymond, a domestic servant aged eighteen, was murdered near Roughtor Ford on Bodmin Moor on Sunday 14 April 1844. The murdered Charlotte is said to haunt Bodmin moor. The Ballad of Charlotte Dymond by the Cornish poet Charles Causley. Near the footbridge leading to Rough Tor is a stone monument to Charlotte Dymond. Truro ghosts. Pengersick Castle in Cornwall has aquired a reputation for being one of the most haunted buildings in the country. A team of ghost investigators are going to Pengersick castle to try and find evidence of haunting. A map of haunted Cornwall. Spirits of Cornwall. The church of St Bartholomew in Warleggan is famous for its ghost stories. Ghosts at Jamaica Inn on Bodmin moor. A group of ghost hunters has said there is "definitely something" at Bodmin jail which is believed to be haunted. New survey has found Cornwall to be the spookiest place in the country. The Penzance triangle experts say you are three times more likely to see a ghost in Penzance than in the rest of the UK. Ghostly echoes from the past were said to have been heard at Lanhydrock House. Cornwall Investigation Reports from the paranormal research organisation UK. Haunted locations in Cornwall. Lantern Ghost Story Walk in St Ives Cornwall

This Haunted land
This Haunted Land is the web area for the paranormal investigations carried out by Jonathan Boakes, a member of the Cornish (Looe area) and the 'This Haunted Land' team. Established in 2002 the team have been searching for evidence of paranormal activity across the country, with special attention in Cornwall and the South West. Mysticism, Myth & 'Celtic' Nationalism: A Case Study of Cornwall

Morgawr
Morgawr is a giant sea creature that people claim to have seen in the Falmouth Bay area

the Tolvan  stone Constantine
A Guide to Cornwalls Mysterious Sites - hauntings, folklore, legends, burial mounds, wells and sea monsters. Tommyknockers played a part in the early mining industry. Cornish legends


Mousehole Christmas Lights - every christmas the people of Mousehole decorate their houses and the harbour with lights and decorations to raise money for charity. View a panorama of Mousehole Christmas lights. watch a video about the lights a video about the lights. Mousehole Harbour Lights over the years

 


 

festivals and events in Cornwall

festivals and events in cornwall - Truro events. Festivals and events in Cornwall. Diary Of Events for Cornwall. Wozzon Cornwall - festivals. Celebrate Kernow the Cornish Culture Organisation based on particiaption


Obby Oss is a world famous May day celebration held in Padstow. May Day was originally a pagan festive holy day marking the first spring planting before later becoming a working class festival. watch a 1932 film from British Pathe  of the Obby Oss a 1932 film from British Pathe. There used to be only one oss, the red oss, but now there is also the blue ribbon oss which represents peace. 'Unite and unite let us all unite, for summer is acome unto day, and whither we are going we will all unite in the merry morning of May'. These are the words to the May day song. 2006 obby oss celebration in Padstow. May day Obby Oss celebrations 2009

sea salts and sail is the eighth Biennial Maritime Festival
sea salts and sail is the Biennial Maritime Festival in Mousehole

another  web page about the beast of Bodmin moor
The Beast Of Bodmin Moor is a black panther like creature who is believed to inhabit the moor. Since 1983 there have been over 60 reported sightings of a big cat on the moor. The British Big Cats Society watch a  short film of a 'big cat' in Cornwall watch a short video of a 'big cat' in Cornwall. Midsummer Music and Burning Festival. A Celtic midsummer myth is being revived at a moorland park in Cornwall. Big cat sighting in North Cornwall. Glenda Cooper reports on moves to find the truth behind tales of a cat-like creature stalking Cornwall


Giant Bolster is the story of a bad tempered giant who lived in the Penwith area and fell in love with a saintly woman. The story of Bolster Day has been acted out high above St Agnes Chapel at Chapel Porth cove for the past 13 years by street theatre groups. Each April/May the St Agnes Bolster Pageant re-enacts the story of Bolster with a number of special events. watch a video of Bolster Day a video of Bolster Day

St. Agnes Carnival Week
St. Agnes Carnival Week starts on the first Saturday in August with a large evening procession. The tradition dates back well over a hundred years to the time when the village streets would have been lined with miners and fishermen

Maker Festival
Maker Festival - music and entertainment suitable for everyone at Maker on the Rame Peninsula. Maker Festival on MySpace

Run to the Sun festival
Run to the Sun festival twitter
the event, which started life as a meet for Volkswagen enthusiasts has grown in popularity over recent years. Extra police for Run to the Sun 2006. Run to Sun 2008 success for police

Rip Curl Boardmasters
Rip Curl Boardmasters surf, skate and music festival in Newquay

Cornwall folk festival
Wadebridge Folk Festival - three days of folk music, song, dance and street entertainment set in the riverside town of Wadebridge


Cornish Hurling is an ancient game now only played in St. Columb Major on every Shrove Tuesday. It is also played in St. Ives. watch a 1948 short British Pathe film of hurling in St Columb a 1948 short British Pathe film of hurling in St Columb.

Cornish customs and traditions
Cornish Customs And Traditions - Customs of the people of Cornwall. watch a short film  of superstitions and rituals a short 1961 British Pathe film of old superstitions and rituals. Crying the Neck is an old harvest custom observed in several Cornish villages around Helston and the Lizard Peninsula. Cornish music and customs in Calstock parish. Cornwall legends

Knill monument
Knill Ceremony a ceremony requested by John Knill mayor of St Ives in 1767. The ceremony takes place every five years on the 25 July. watch a 1926 British Pathe film of the Knill ceremony a short 1926 British Pathe film of the Knill ceremony. The 2001ceremony marked the 200th anniversary of the date of the first one to be held


Falmouth Week Festival twitter - a sailing regatta featuring 8 days of top class racing and 8 nights of live music. Funchal 500 Tall Ships Regatta in Falmouth. The Falmouth Sea Shanty Festival.


Montol Festival - the Montol festival aims to revive some of the core traditions of the Christmas period in Penzance. There will be a lantern procession for children, stalls and music in the town centre, a civic church ceremony and storytelling in pubs. The word Montol is a Cornish word dating from the 17th century meaning 'winter solstice'. Penwith festivals. Christmas in Penzance

Penglaz - the Penzance town 'oss
Penglaz - the Penzance town 'oss was revived in 1992 and appears late at night to beguile and frighten the Golowan revellers. Penglaz also visits the recently revived Montol Midwinter festival. Over the years Penglaz has become an iconic feature of the Solstice Festivals

 

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