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 […]

Cornish Mining History in Cornish!

On 10th November at Murdoch House, Redruth Agan Tavas member Ian Jackson gave a talk in Cornish on the mining history of the countryside around Carnkie. Ian, who is a scholar of languages rather than mining history, had obviously carried out a great deal of research on the subject. This made his talk very interesting and […]

A new look for An Gowsva

The Agan Tavas house magazine ‘An Gowsva’ has a new look. Thanks to the professional efforts of member Nigel Roberts An Gowsva has been given a whole new look which can proudly stand alongside many other high circulation publications of a similar type. Remember that you will receive three to four copies per year of […]

Another Talk at Murdoch House

As part of a series Agan Tavas held a further lecture at Murdoch House, Redruth. It was the 1st April and a time of mockery. So, John Rowe of the University of Plymouth gave a talk on Cornish political cartoons between 1970 and 2015. His talk was very interesting showing simple but amusing cartoons of […]

Annual General Meeting 2017

Prior to our Annual General Meeting held on 18th February at Murdoch House, Redruth there was a presentation of the literary award Pewas Perghyryn. This year it was awarded posthumously to Eddie Climo for his translation of Rip Van Winkle. The picture shows Eddie’s brother Laurie receiving the prize. The newly elected officers of Agan […]