Out of the Ordinary symposium

09 Jul 2021
Time: 10.00am - 4.30pm

Join a variety of speakers for a fascinating day at Kresen Kernow exploring the miracles and mysteries behind the manuscripts in the Out of the Ordinary exhibition, as well as a chance to view the exhibition.

The event will be hosted by Will Coleman. The morning will feature presentations by Professor Michelle Brown, Dr Oliver Padel and Ken George outlining the four manuscripts (The Cornish Ordinalia, Creation of the World, Bewnans Meriasek, Bewnans Ke) which have returned to Cornwall for the first time in centuries for this exhibition.

At lunch there will be a chance to purchase refreshments at Kresen Kernow’s new Ginkgo Cafe (or you’re welcome to bring a packed lunch), as well as see the Out of the Ordinary exhibition.

The afternoon will take the form of a panel discussion about how the plays may have been staged in the past, and the challenges and thrills of staging them today. The panel features Jason Squibb (St Just Ordinalia), Simon Harvey (o-region, Kneehigh), Sue Hill (Wildworks), Jack Morrison (Feast), Guy Watson (Cousin Jack’s) and Bethany Lyne (Cornwall365).

Symposium attendees are welcome to stay on for the launch of Professor Michelle Brown’s new book ‘The Word and the Shaping of Cornwall Before the Reformation: Stone, Scripture and Playscripts’ (Francis Boutle, 2021). A full programme will be sent to attendees closer to the time.

Please note: due to ongoing covid restrictions and social distancing, spaces for this event are exceptionally limited and pre-booking is essential. The event will be filmed and made available via our YouTube channel at a later date. Please book your ticket via Eventbrite. 


Kresen Kernow, Little Vauxhall, Redruth, TR15 1AS

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