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

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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 […]

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 […]

Cheques in Cornish

In early February 2019, Agan Tavas had a problem paying cheques into its own branch of Lloyds Bank plc because the cheques were written in Cornish only. The matter was taken up with the bank’s complaints department. There seems to be no problem with other banks in Cornwall and further afield in England. Those wishing […]

Kescows Nebes Moy

Kescows Nebes Moy gans Ian Jackson Publisher: Agan Tavas This is a follow on dictionary from Gerlyver Kescows but with words allocated to categories of use. For example Agriculture, Emotion, Finance/Economics and many, many more. Ian has ensured that the 5000 additional words to be found in this dictionary are not repetition of those found […]

Bewnans Meryasek – edited by Ray Chubb

Publisher: Agan Tavas This fabulously interesting transliteration of the original 1504 version of the miracle play, Bewnans Meryasek or the Camborne Play, is of great interest to Cornish language speakers and also to those with no Cornish because it a bilingual edition with a literal English translation. It contains 12 illustrations taken, with permission, from […]

Indoor Games Evening

Agan Tavas will be holding an indoor games evening on Friday 28th September at the The Old School Centre Illogan from 7.00pm onwards. A chance to try your hand at playing Scrabble and or Boggle  and other games devised by members, through the medium of Cornish. If you are only a beginner in the language, […]

Cornish Giants explained in Cornish

As part of Speak Cornish Week, Agan Tavas arranged a lecture from Cornish historian Matt Blewett which touched on the link between folk tales about giants and the archaeology of West Cornwall. Matt gave the entire lecture, which was lengthy, in Cornish and fielded questions on the subject from fluent speakers in the audience.

Day Out to Mullion

Mullion Cornish class and Agan Tavas members got together on 2nd June for a day out in Mullion. After a pub lunch we explored the church and this was followed by a treasure trail of the village. A local bus was used to get to Mullion, a chance for the public to hear Cornish. The returning […]