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10 - 11.30am - TUNE / SONG SWAP - Vri & Bagas Crowd - Cocktail Bar

Join pioneers of Welsh chamber-folk music, Vrï, and Cornwall’s own prolific fiddle community group, Bagas Crowd, for a session of Welsh and Cornish tunes and songs. The session is open to all, and all instrument types and voices are welcome.

11am - 4pm - CRAFT FAIR - Ballroom

Back with us for 2019 we’re delighted to be showcasing some of Cornwall’s finest makers, this time in the Ballroom at the Hotel Bristol in Newquay.  

11am - 2pm - Mirour Hus / Magic Mirror Portraits - Little Dining Room

11am - 5.30pm - MUSIC AND DANCE DISPLAYS - Main Dining Room

11am - 1pm - KIDS ACTIVITIES - Beneden Room


Have a go at painting your own #BiliKernow pebbles. ‘Bili’ means pebbles in the Cornish language. #BiliKernow has been inspired by the hidden rocks phenomenon encouraging children and families everywhere to get creative and get outdoors. The twist with #BiliKernow is that all the rocks have a word or message in the Cornish language on the back. Splann! (Superb!). As well as adding a bit of magic to someone's day, we hope finding these rocks will inspire curiosity about Kernewek, the Cornish language. There will be help on hand to help give inspiration for pictures to paint as well as translations.

Magic Mirror / Mirour Hus

Come and have your photo taken on this giant full length interactive ‘selfie’ mirror, and learn one or two words of Kernewek – the Cornish language – at the same time. Grab some  props and say ‘keus!’ (Cheese) with a whole host of speech bubbles with different phrases in Cornish. Print outs available for a donation, so you can take home a souvenir of your day. 

Storytelling from the tales of Morgowr – The Cornish Sea Giant

First sighted and reported in 1876, Morgowr (Cornish for ‘Sea Giant’) is believed to live in Falmouth Bay and Helford River Estuary. Morgowr (a Plesiosaur) tells her own story of how her family survived the Cretaceous extinction of the dinosaurs, why she came to Cornwall and where she has been hiding for the past few years. Join this ancient and magical creature on her adventures read by the book’s multi award-winning author, Judy Scrimshaw.

Kids’ Singing Workshop

Come and enjoy a good old Cornish sing-song led by one of Cornwall’s most celebrated performers Will Keating.

Face Painting

Tying in with the Morgowr stories, come and enjoy FREE face painting on a sea creature theme; sea serpents, mermaids and many more!


2 - 3pm - Cornish (Bagas Crowd)

3.15 - 4.15 pm - Scottish (Sophabulous)

4.30 - 5.30pm - Irish


2 - 3pm - Welsh

3.15 - 4.15pm - Breton

4.30 - 5.30pm - Manx

SINGERS SESSION - Little Dining Room

3.30 - 5pm - Morgannow / Shanties in Kernewek lead by Matt Blewett and Tir Ha Tavas.

Thanks to Matt Blewett and Tir Ha Tavas ( Dee and Dave Brotherton) Lowender Peran’s Morgannow project reached far and wide this year. We even had Bodmin Play’s Ragadazio belting out shanties in Cornish during Bodmin Riding and Heritage festival in July. Matt, Dee and Dave will be leading the Cornish shanty session in the Little Dining Room from 3pm on Saturday 2nd November. Simple repetitive lyrics which are projected on to a screen make it easy for all to join in and if you want a taster before hand visit the project website:

RAKKA - Ballroom

5 - 5.30pm - Tinner’s Rabbit

5.45 - 6.15pm - London Gwerin

6.30 - 7pm - The Stowes

SESSION - Little Dining Room

7.30 - 8.30pm - Beginners/Improvers Session

CONCERT - Main Dining Room

Fresh from performances with Jools Holland and a tour with the Manic Street Preachers, Gwenno performs Cornish language tracks from her electro-pop album Le Kov, alongside Krismenn – trailblazer of Breton language rap and beatboxing.

7.30 - 8.05pm - Krismenn

8.10 - 8.55pm - Gwenno


8.30 - 10.30pm - Session led by The Stowes - Cocktail Bar


7.30 - 9pm - Scottish - Ballroom

9.15 - 10.45pm - Welsh - Ballroom

9.30 - 11pm - Breton - Main Dining Room

11 - 12.30am - Cornish (Splann) - Ballroom

11.15 - 12.45am - Irish - Main Dining Room

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Concert - 7.30 - 9pm - Find out more about Gwenno




Earlier Event: November 1
Later Event: November 3