Tuesday, 17 April 2018

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Saturday, 14 April 2018

Morwellham Quay in Kernewek

Our visit to Morwellham Quay was a huge success. The weather was bright and we even felt the sun on our backs as we ambled about the Victorian village. Pam Cox provided us with this great pamphlet showing all the various terms we could expect to use on our day out in Kernewek.

As we were such a large group we not only enjoyed a discount on our tickets but we were also pre-booked onto the tren bal ( mine train) tour.

Our guide through the mine already knew a little Kernewek (Cornish). 

When we passed this we thought it was way too small for us to go through and assumed it was disused but no, this is actually the kwytyans (exit) of the mine!

Rob Lawrance is our photographer throughout the day, with a little help from our mergh (daughter).
One last chance of Skav De (daylight) before we are plunged into the darkness of the bal (mine).
Den Bal (Male Miner)

Some of the sights within the mine itself. Children as young as nine were employed by the bal (mine).

A surprise Pennbloodh Lowen (Happy Birthday) complete with tesen (cake).

Bara (Bread), John's bread roll looked like Salad Fingers once it was baked.
This is Salad Bys (Salad Fingers or to be more precise, Salad Finger as I don't know the kernewek for fingers yet!)
Korev (beer) time.


Some very naughty fleghes (children) in the stocks!

 John was very skilled at this and owr (gold) panning and pretty much everything!

 Some good old fashioned skyppya (skipping) to wear out the mab (son).

I'm beginning to like this idea of making your children earn their keep, he'll be very skwith (tired) after this lovan (rope) making.

 Margh (Horse)

Owr (Gold) well, fool's gold to be exact.

Karrek (rock) smashing, something they were looking forward to all day.

And we finished the day discovering a new name for our son.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Celtic Knotwork Hare from Jan Lobb

Pask Konin - Easter Rabbit

Another stunning knotwork creation from Jan Lobb's Celtic Art Class with Cornish Twist. This is a beautiful way to celebrate Easter.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Skinners Brewery Tour with a Cornish Twist

It was a lively evening at Skinners when our group arrived.

Included on the tour is a pasty and as much ale as you like to drink provided you don't get drunk and disorderly!

Wolkomm dhe Skinner's

There are many videos of the tour, links below, I think Pol is brilliant not only to translate such complicated words into Cornish but also to keep up with all the facts and figures!

Then a great sing son in Cornish to round off the evening.

A big meur ras (thank you) pubonan (everyone)...

Here are more pictures and videos on Davydh Trethewey's blog...

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Jan Lobb's Celtic Art Class with Cornish Twist

It was a lovely gathering at Lily's Of Truro for Jan's Keltek (Celtic) art class.

The theme was Pask (Easter) cards using Keltek knotwork.

Here is a beautiful and intricate final piece.

There will be another session on Thursday 22nd March, all are dynnargh (welcome).

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Celebrating St.Piran's day at Piranfest in Redruth

Unfortunately due to the unbelievable amount of ergh (snow) our St Piran celebrations in Redruth were cancelled. 

The procession would have ended with a stunning little play about St.Piran meeting Brother Boar, Brother Badger and Brother Fox. Inspired by this we had chosen to make masks and greetings cards of these animals.

Broder Brogh - Brother Badger

Broder Badh - Brother Boar

Broder Lowarn - Brother Fox

 The templates are below:

Visour Brogh - Badger Mask

Visour Badh - Boar Mask

Visour Lowarn - Fox Mask

Just print these onto thin card, colour in and cut out.

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Trovyans Tresor (Treasure Hunt) in Penzance

Prag Na? was proud to take part in the weekend of Cornish language. It's a unique opportunity for folk to learn a little Cornish, explore Penzance using a treasure map and meeting different characters along the way.

Our aventur (adventure) begins as we collect our passports and all important treasure map to show us the way.

Will Coleman stamps his approval, we've passed this test.

Another stamp for our passports.

Gans (with) Captain Pol Hodge

'I like surfing'

Then it's back in the warm for cakey tea and crafts with Prag Na? This is a Cornish flag made with a lolly stick flag pole. Hopefully we will be waving this on St.Piran's day!

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