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Topic: Culture of Cornwall

  Culture of Cornwall - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Due to its celtic-derived traditions and unusual constitutional status Cornwall is recognised as one of the six modern 'celtic nations' by the celtic congress and the celtic leauge.
Although less than 1% of cornwalls population speak the language and 'mother tongue' speakers are in their tens rather than hundreds, the language continues to play a significant part in the culture of cornwall.
It is dedicated to disestablishing the Church of England in Cornwall and to forming an autonomous province of the Anglican Communion - a Church of Cornwall.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Culture_of_Cornwall   (2012 words)

 Cornwall - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Cornwall (Cornish: Kernow) is a county on England's south west peninsula that lies to the west of the River Tamar.
Cornwall is particularly known for its igneous outcrops, which include the granite of Bodmin Moor and the areas around Camborne and Land's End, and the dark green serpentine of the Lizard Peninsula.
Cornwall's population is 513,527, and population density 144 people per square kilometre, ranking it 40th and 41st respectively compared to the other 47 counties of England.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cornwall   (2852 words)

 History and Culture of Cornwall   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Cornwall's ancient kings were powerful, accruing wealth through trading minerals and escaping involvement in most of the wars and invasions that troubled the rest of Britain.
Cornwall sided with the Royalists during the Civil War and were one of the last places in the British Isles to be run over by Cromwell's New Model Army.
Cornwall now has hundreds of Methodist chapels and it is still the principle denomination with all the dour disapproval of anything that smacks of having a good time or could be defined as 'sinful'.
website.lineone.net /~buzzian/general.htm   (1682 words)

 Cornwall County Council - Part One
For residents and visitors alike, the quality of life in Cornwall (as well as its economic prosperity and social well being) depends on the conservation of the natural environment, the preservation of the historic heritage and the capacity of individuals and communities to live healthy and creative lives.
In this sense the term "culture" embraces a wide range of activity reflecting and affecting the quality of life of everyone who lives in Cornwall and the quality of experience of all those who visit it.
The Strategy assumes an innate cultural value for the work carried out by those with a duty of care for both the natural world we live in and the historic heritage which is our legacy as well as the contemporary artists who celebrate both across the communities of contemporary Cornwall.
www.cornwall.gov.uk /index.cfm?articleid=4839   (1503 words)

 The Entrepreneurial Mind: Culture as a Criteria for Hiring (and Firing)
Jeff Cornwall (The Entrepreneurial Mind) writes about the importance of cultural fit when you hire and fire employees: It may be a soft criteria and it may seem subjective to an outsider.
Jeff Cornwall talks about using culture as a hiring criteria, and the difficulty people have using it as a firing criteria.Firing employees because they do not fit in a culture is where many,...
Organizational culture must then emerge from an environment where individual defenses have been deployed in an effort to preserve a sense of familiarity once found in the business ventures that were left behind.
forum.belmont.edu /cornwall/archives/003122.html   (1685 words)

 Cornish language
It is estimated that there are now approximately 3,500 Cornish speakers (about half a percent of the entire population of Cornwall) and many more speak some Cornish or have some knowledge of the language, and a number of people under the age of 30 have been brought up speaking it.
Cornwall County Council has, as policy, a commitment to support the language, and recently passed a motion supporting it being specified within the European charter for regional or minority languages.
Cornwall has many other cultural events associated with the language, including the prestigious international Celtic film festival, hosted in St Ives in 1997, with the programme in Cornish, English and French.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/c/co/cornish_language.html   (1756 words)

 Cornwall   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Cornwall is conveniently located 50 miles north of New York City, and just 5 miles north of the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, in scenic Eastern Orange County.
Cornwall is situated in the valley formed by the Schunemunk Mountain and the Hudson Highland ridges along the Hudson River.
Cornwall encompasses the Village of Cornwall-on-Hudson, as well as the historic hamlets of Bethlehem, Mountainville, Salisbury Mills, Canterbury, Meadowbrook, Firthcliff and Idlewild.
www.cornwallnychamberofcommerce.org /forsale.ivnu   (1668 words)

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Cornwall is subsumed in a larger ‘South West’ or ‘Westcountry’ region.
Cornish culture is marginal in the sense that it is outside the mainstream understanding of the gatekeepers and marginal in the sense that it is also working class culture, rather than middle class.
This economic and cultural cocktail was clearly illustrated during a debate at Cornwall County Council in 1998 concerning the bid documents which were part of obtaining Objective 1 structural funding.
www.geecee.co.uk /CNMR/sect10.htm   (1585 words)

 Culture of Conversion:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
This continued concentration on religious issues, greatly moulded by the tradition of Cornwall's popular revival culture forged in the first half of the nineteenth century, meant that much of the Cornish labouring class within the mining communities were simply unaccustomed to industrial action.
West Cornwall occasionally oscillated between ‘old’ and ‘new’ political affiliations, and the beginnings of the formation of a cohesive ‘class politics’ ideology within the Cornish mining communities, with an integration between nonconformity and secular political radicalism, appeared to be emerging by the 1880s.
Indeed, Cornwall was in the forefront of opposition to Methodist Union.
www.marjon.ac.uk /cornish-history/conf2001milden/1860s.html   (928 words)

 Celtia.info > Country > Cornwall   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Cornwall County Council is an administrative region of England.
Decisions affecting Cornwall are debated and adopted by the UK government in Westminster, London, England.
The fl flag with a white cross is the banner of Saint Piran, the patron saint of the tin-miners of Cornwall.
www.celtia.info /country/cornwall   (918 words)

 North Cornwall Directory: History and Culture of North Cornwall   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
North Cornwall has a history going back to 10,000BC with the early settlers - the hunter gatherers settling around the coastline and on the uplands of North Cornwall.
At around the time of the Domesday book survey of 1086 there were many estates around Cornwall, William 1st gave many of these to his half brother who built the castle at Launceston to symbolise the Anglo-Norman rule in Cornwall.
During the 14th and 15th centuries Cornwall suffered the Black Plague which took the lives of many people decreasing the population, many farms became empty and were taken over by the poorer farmers.
www.north-cornwall.co.uk /towns/history.htm   (477 words)

 Cornwall's Celtic Culture
Isles Of Scilly, Penwith in West Cornwall and on Bodmin Moor in East Cornwall.
Cornwall was, in fact, the last part of Britain to surrender to the Saxons in 838 AD.
The legend being, that an Earl of Cornwall fighting in the Crusades in the 12th Century, was captured by the Saracens.
www.shimbo.co.uk /culture/culture.htm   (765 words)

 Cornish Language Encyclopedia Article, Description, History and Biography @ AlienArtifacts.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
It has been suggested by Cornish linguist Richard Gendall that some dialects of English spoken in Cornwall (especially the dialect of West Penwith, where traditional Cornish was last spoken) display strong lexical and prosodic influences from the Cornish language that almost certainly go back several centuries.
The first successful attempt to revive Cornish was largely the work of Henry Jenner and Robert Morton Nance in the early part of the twentieth century.
Cornwall has many other cultural events associated with the language, including the international Celtic film festival, hosted in St Ives in 1997, with the programme in Cornish, English and French.
www.alienartifacts.com /encyclopedia/Cornish_language   (2483 words)

 United Kingdom England Cornwall Society and Culture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Cornwall in Focus - A cornucopia of all things Cornish including geology, sport, language and the coastal path.
Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change - Tenant led regeneration organisation tackling issues connected with social conditions and the local environment.
Devon and Cornwall Police - The police are keen to promote community relations, and these pages include a message from the Chief Constable, the force's objectives and information on the work of a beat constable.
www.iper1.com /iper1-odp/scat/id/Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/England/Cornwall/Society_and_Culture   (705 words)

 Objective One   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Further, from the comments that the 1500 respondents made it was clear that the image of Cornwall had previously been of cream teas and beaches, while the "Living on the Edge" supplement astonished readers by revealing the modernity and vibrancy of Cornish culture.
No other marketing effort on behalf of Cornwall is achieving this type of perception change for the region at a national level.
Cultural tourists make up 7m of the UK's 30m holiday taking population (see footnote 2), spending the most on holidays, holidaying out of season and having a great interest in the arts and heritage.
www.objectiveone.com /client/media/media-446.htm   (607 words)

 Polperro, a Picturesque Fishing Village in Cornwall   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The coastline here is part of the 80 mile South Cornwall Heritage Coast, and from Polperro beautiful walks extend to Talland in the east or Lansallos in the west, both with beaches and interesting churches.
Mention "Cornwall" and the average person in the UK thinks of tin mining, rolling fields, delicious Cornish pasties, picturesque fishing villages and Daphne Du Maurier.
Cornwall boasts a 300 mile section, almost 50% of the trail, and the sheer variety of the Coast Path means that there are plenty of gentle stretches as well as dramatic headlands, steep coastal valleys, sheltered estuaries, busy harbours, intimate coves, moorlands and sandy beaches.
www.gonomad.com /destinations/0505/polperro_cornwall.html   (1160 words)

 North Cornwall Traditional Arts Project
The aim of the Project is to celebrate and promote awareness of the traditional culture of North Cornwall and foster creativity based on that culture through community and schools participation in traditional music, song, dance and tales, and through residents' memories of local traditions and customs.
Half-day Workshops on the Songs, Tales, and Instrumental Music of Cornwall are also available.The resource pack is also available outside the schools environment through libraries and from the compilers.
She is an experienced researcher in traditional culture and oral history.
www.lyngham.co.uk /n_cornwall_trad_arts_proj.html   (863 words)

 Travelcreek - Travel Guide to Cornwall, England
Cornwall on the South West coast of England is commonly referred to as the English Riviera.
Penzance is a bustling town in Cornwall but not all that picturesque.
Cornish pasties began as your typical miners food in the days when Cornwall thrived on its mining towns and are traditionally filled with meat and onions.
www.travelcreek.com /cornwall.htm   (1198 words)

 Culture, museums and art galleries in Cornwall, England
Arts Round Cornwall is a government funded web site that gives links to, and information about, all Cornwall theatres.
Betjeman did have a worry about the changes that were being made to Cornwall in the name of progress.
Cornwall, the coast, the towns like Padstow and St Endellion, all feature in his poetry.
www.cornwall-calling.co.uk /culture.htm   (843 words)

 BBC NEWS | Africa | What is the impact of tourism?
And the two communities also share a heritage of music: in Cornwall, the traditional sound is of a male voice choir, in Mozambique it is the guitar and percussion-led dance rhythms of marrabenta.
I would expect every one who visits Cornwall to be welcomed - as I would expect to be welcomed when I travel abroad - but I would also expect those who come to Cornwall to appreciate, respect and uphold our identity and way of life, as I respect their way of life on my travels.
I lived in Cornwall for 13 delightful years and I'm currently living in Luanshya, Zambia where I have a project on on ecotourismby the bank of the kafue river.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/africa/4631209.stm   (1416 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Africa | What is the impact of tourism?
This identity and culture is not only dear to me and the Cornish Gorsedd, but to all those who truly 'belong' in Cornwall - those who were born here and identify themselves as Cornish, and many of those who come here, settle and fully integrate into Cornish society.
This culture however is in danger of being swamped - not only by faceless and bland media presentations, but through an increase in migration.
Many of those who settle in Cornwall are innocently and perhaps unwittingly, through the continuance of their own 'culture', slowly eroding ours.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/africa/4631209.stm   (1416 words)

 Cornwall & The Seaway Valley
One of Canada's oldest permanently settled communities, Cornwall was founded in 1784 by the Loyalists (Americans loyal to the King of England), making the area rich in history and a favourite destination of many tourists.
Rich in culture, the Cornwall region hosts many international festivals and events showcasing the diversity of the Canadian cultural makeup.
Cornwall and the Seaway Valley is an attractive place to live and study.
www.transworldeducation.com /canada/cornwall.htm   (584 words)

 About Cornwall - Sights, history and culture of Cornwall, Great Britain
The National Trust owns many miles of coastline and numerous properties in Cornwall; among them, Lanhydrock with 49 rooms open to the public, Trerice (an Elizabethan manor house and Cotehele, which dates from 1485, and the magnificent St. Michael's Mount, the jewel in Cornwall's crown.
Cornwall is famous for many things, but we have a particular love for the hedgerows.
Dotted with magenta foxglove and rising from ten to twenty feet, the hedgerows hug the narrow roads and provide sanctuary for a wide range of wild life (and, sometimes, drivers!).
www.gtunlimited.com /aboutcornwall.html   (367 words)

 Society and Culture : UK category on LimeySearch.co.uk
Alcoholics Anonymous in Cornwall - A fellowship of men and women who share their experience and strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.
Cornwall - John and Sandy Colby explore the pre-history, history and culture of Cornwall.
Cornwall Wildlife - An e-mail group that discusses all aspects of wildlife conservation in Cornwall - one of the few remote areas left in England.
www.limeysearch.co.uk /England/Cornwall/Society_and_Culture   (691 words)

 Into Cornwall, Culture and Tradition in Cornwall, Gorseth Kernow, Old Cornwall Society, St Piran, Cornish Gorsedd
Cornish culture and traditions are alive and well in many aspects of life in Cornwall.
The first Old Cornwall Society was pioneered by St Ives in 1920 and the Federation of Old Cornwall Societies today represents 47 groups spread throughout Cornwall from Bude and Stratton in the North to Saltash in the East, The Lizard in the South and St Buryan in West Cornwall.
On 21st September 1928, Pedrog, the Archdruid of Britain inagaurated the first Gorsedd of Cornwall to represent the Celtic and national aspects of Cornish culture.
www.intocornwall.com /features/culture.asp   (459 words)

 Links to other marine or Cornish related web sites
Celebrating Cornwall's Mammals - find out all about the mammals of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, their tracks and signs, where to look for them, how to identify them and how to record them.
Cornwall Audio Visual Archive (CAVA) - created in 2000 for the study and preservation of the oral history and visual culture of Cornwall.
Cornwall Butterfly Conservation - working to establish the present status of butterflies in Cornwall to verify which species are increasing or in decline.
www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk /hvmca/links.htm   (435 words)

 CAVA: The Cornish Audio Visual Archive
CAVA is a research initiative of the Institute of Cornish Studies, University of Exeter in partnership with the College of St Mark and St John, Cornwall Care, Cornwall Centre, Cornwall College, Cornwall Heritage Trust, Cornwall Record Office and the National Trust.
CAVA is also keen to develop wider links with cultural, educational and archival institutions in other parts of the world, particularly those with an interest in the oral and visual dimension to Celtic Studies.
Building on its links with Cornwall County Council and institutions associated with the Combined Universities in Cornwall initiative we aim to develop the educational potential of oral and related visual research in all areas of education.
www.cava-studies.org   (372 words)

 Real Cornwall :: About Real Cornwall
Real Cornwall is a partnership project between the University of Exeter and Cornwall County Council.
The project is developing a series of digital learning resources focussing on the rich and diverse Cornish Culture, with the help of a small grant from the New Opportunities Fund.
Participants will be able to move between and through themes by engaging with digital objects drawn from the archives held by the Cornish Studies Library, the Institute of Cornish Studies and its Cornish Audio Visual Archive.
telematics.ex.ac.uk /realcornwall/about_us.htm   (286 words)

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