Speak Cornish Week celebrates unique heritage following minority status

Falmouth Packet: Speak Cornish Week celebrates unique heritage following minority status Speak Cornish Week celebrates unique heritage following minority status

The Cornish language partnership MAGA have named July 21-28 as Speak Cornish Week.

With Cornish people recently being granted minority status, ‘Speak Cornish Week’ is a timely celebration of the county's unique heritage, and MAGA is encouraging everybody to get involved.

The group is encouraging people to film themselves saying a few words in Cornish and share it online using social media with the hashtags #10sfylm #speakcornish, and will be sharing its own 10 second films too.

Cornish Language Partnership chair, Councillor Julian German, will launch the week online by sharing a film on July 21, which will be followed by a week of activities including a fish and chip supper, taster sessions, pub sessions and church services.

One highlight will be the performance of GogMagog in Perranporth on Friday July 25 which includes English and Cornish languages, and the main event will be a language fair on Falmouth moor on the 26 July.

“Speak Cornish week is a great initiative” said Cllr German. “It doesn’t matter how much or how little Cornish anyone has, we should all use it and take pride in it. Everyone can join in with the film challenge – all you need is a phrase in Cornish and your phone or camera to show your support. It is also a good time to decide to learn more Cornish.”

All of the information is on www.learncornishnow.com where you can find phrases to try, an overview of Speak Cornish Week, as well as a link to the calendar of events, and further updates.


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