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 […]
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 […]
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.
Members of Agan Tavas recently performed a play within a play from Bewnans Meryasek, (The Life of Meriasek). This was the part about Pope Sylvester driving away a dragon which was terrorising the population around Rome. The performance took place in The St Ives Arts Club as part of the St Ives Literary Festival. The […]
Agan Tavas members enjoying a train ride behind a mineral tramways engine at Moseley Museum, Redruth as part of an Agan Tavas fun day on Monday 6th May. The quiz in Cornish was won by Matt Blewett.
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 […]
The dinner for members at the Bridge Inn near Redruth was up to the usual high standard. Fun was had attempting to translate Christmas Cracker jokes into Cornish and the evening was rounded off by the singing of carols, in Cornish of course!
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, […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
24th June 17 As part of Speak Cornish Week members of Agan Tavas organised a bus trip around West Cornwall stopping at St Just for lunch and games in Cornish. Many people boarded the bus at different locations and spoken Cornish was much in evidence.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
There was a good attendance for the Agan Tavas Day Out in the St Keverne area. The visit to the church was very interesting. The place has a lot of history, part of it explained in the hand out leaflet in Cornish but more was explained by the church warden. Lunch in the White Hart […]
At the Annual General Meeting of Agan Tavas was the presentation of the ‘Pewas Perghyryn’ award. There are details of the award on this web site. The winner this year was Rod Lyon for his book ‘To the Edges of the Galaxy’. This a science fiction story of the Star Trek genre except that there is new […]
On Saturday 31st October Agan Tavas held a Language Day in Helston. The photograph above shows some of the people who came, outside of the old prison. In the morning there was a walk around the town with guidance in Cornish, without much help in English! This was followed by lunch in the Bell Inn. […]
Agan Tavas held its first talk in Cornish in Murdoch House in Redruth on Saturday 9th. May. Wella Chubb spoke about his trip with his girlfriend and other people from many parts of the world to Bhutan to search for plants. He had amazing photos of the country, of the local people and of the […]
Saturday 14th February was the Agan Tavas AGM. More members than usual attended and four new members joined at the meeting. The Chairman reviewed the past year where the visibility of Agan Tavas had been increased. Clive Baker continues as Chairman, Ray Chubb as Secretary and Gareth Parry as Treasurer. Heather Ashworth was made an […]
‘This year Agan Tavas had Christmas lunch at the Bridge Inn near Redruth. It was the first time that the society have held their lunch here and it was a great success. We were attended by the hostesses, Julie and Sandra, who prepared the society’s best Christmas lunch ever. There was plenty to eat and […]