Event category: Online

Plen an Gwari: The Playing Places of Cornwall – free online talk

Will Coleman with the second edition of his book Plen an Gwari: The Playing Places of Cornwall

Join Will Coleman and learn more about the extraordinary medieval theatre culture of Cornwall!

Will Coleman celebrates the release of the second edition of his book by delivering a colourfully illustrated talk unpacking the extraordinary medieval theatre culture of Cornwall.

Why did the tradition flourish and die?

What would attending such a spectacle have been like?

How might we locate our local plen an gwari (playing place) sites?

Will Coleman is Artistic Director of Golden Tree Productions – delivering highest-quality cultural projects celebrating the distinctiveness and diversity of Cornwall. Yes, he is “that Man Engine bloke”.

This talk is free and is bookable via Eventbrite.  It will be delivered via Zoom. Registering with Eventbrite and Zoom will speed up the joining process.

Out of the Ordinary – free online talk

Scan of handwritten historic document

This summer, four historic Cornish language play scripts unite for the first time in history for a special temporary exhibition at Kresen Kernow. In this free online talk, Kresen Kernow Learning Lead, Chloe Phillips, gives an introduction to the exhibition and the events programme that will take place this summer.

The exhibition will unite The Cornish Ordinalia and The Creation of the World (on loan from the Bodleian Libraries at the University of Oxford) with The Life of St Meriadoc/Bewnans Meriasek and The Life of St Kea/Bewnans Ke (on loan from the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth) under one roof  for the first time in history. The manuscripts form a very significant part of Cornwall’s written and language heritage, as well as providing glimpses of a distinct theatrical tradition which took place here centuries ago.

The talk is free and bookable via Eventbrite. It will be delivered via Zoom. Registering with Eventbrite and Zoom will speed up the joining process.