Meriasek’s Rock

On Wednesday 3rd August 2022 members of Agan Tavas and others visited Reens Rock near Troon. This is thought to be the place imagined in the play Bewnans Meryasek where Meryasek hid himself from the evil tyrant Teudar. The relevant extract from the play was read out in Cornish and English by some of those […]

Christmas Lunch 2021

Kyn ve agan nyver le an vledhen ma, awos bos Covid heb mar, Prys Ly Nadelek dhe’n Tavern Pons Resulyan a ve mar lowen avel usyes. An bos o da dres ehen del yw gwaytyas lemmyn hag y whrussyn gorfenna an dohajeth gans nebes canow Nadelek dhyworth an lyver gorrys warbarth gans Hilary Shaw us […]

Language classes start in Camborne

The Camborne Cornish Language Fellowship will be starting classes at Centenary Methodist Church for beginners and more advanced on Thursday 10th September time 7.00pm. We aim to teach Cornish in a friendly atmosphere, at the same time teaching about the meaning of Cornish place-names and surnames and the history of the language and its revival. […]

Passing of a Great Cornishman

It is with great sadness that I have to report the death of our former Chairman and honorary life member Craig Weatherhill. Craig had been suffering from poor health for a few years but in spite of this he continued with his work and research and his publications. His death will be a great loss […]

Sylvester and the Dragon

After the 1497 uprising, Bewnans Meriasek was written around AD1500 and no doubt performed around then and it is evidence of Cornish resentment towards the Tudor government. Bewnans Meriasek has been seen as “very much a standard late medieval vita”, although “written in the Cornish language and focused upon the district of Camborne, celebrating a […]

Hembrynkysy an Gernowyon

On June 27th every year we commemorate the leaders of the AD1497 commotion, when the Cornish marched to London and met terrible vengeance at the hands of King Henry Tudor. This year we wanted to remember there were more Cornish leaders in AD1497. We wanted to get a very short biography of some of these, […]

Midsummer Bonfire Online

Midsummer Bonfire

Midsummer Bonfire Online Every year, on St John’s Eve (23rd June) the Cornish have celebrated midsummer with bonfires. Because the fires were postponed until we could be together again, Agan Tavas and the Federation of Old Cornwall Societies hosted a virtual bonfire on the 23rd June as part of Speak Cornish Week. Everyone could share […]

Dedh Tregedna

Everone who came agreed that the Tregedna type day organised by Agan Tavas was a great success. About 20 people altogether came and were engaged in various activities all through the medium of Cornish. The Art demonstration given by Jan Lobb was very challenging with variable results. This was followed by a cheese tasting competition […]

Games Evening

On Friday 25th October we are holding a board games evening, all welcome. Play Scrabble, Cluedo, Mouse Trap and many more including simple games like Snakes and Ladders for beginners. Venue: The Liberal Party Hall, Vivian Street, Camborne. Time: 7.00pm, £2.00 on the door, tea and light refreshments.

Agan Tavas wins award at Holyer an Gof

On Wednesday 10th July 2019 at the Holyer an Gof ceremony held at the RIC Truro the Agan Tavas publication Bewnans Meryasek won the award for its class ‘Cornish for Adults’. Secretary Ray Chubb, who accepted the award, thanked all those who had helped with the publication of the book and he explained that the […]