Kernewek: Partnership working hard for Cornish language

The Cornish Language Partnership (MagaKernow) will be holding its annual conference at Lostwithiel Community Centre on Saturday 1st October (10am – 4pm)

This year’s conference will both report on MAGA activities and plans for the forthcoming year.

It will look further afield to work in other small languages.  We hope to welcome speakers from two other small language communities

The conference will also discuss the new proposed business plan, the priorities for the next few years and the long-term strategy.

If you speak, are learning, or just supportive of, the Cornish language, you are most welcome – attendance is free – book by Friday 16 September, 2011

In other news:

The work of Maga continues eg. July saw a total of 73 translations processed together with 24 new enquiries. MAGA ran a full stall at Stithians Show, which was busy and supported a stall at Lafrowda Day. Taster sessions were run for the Guides’ Heritage Day at Goldsithney, for Golden Age, also at Goldsithney and in Camborne, while St Mewan Schools mounted an excellent Heritage Day with plays inspired by the sessions run there by MAGA education officers. Work progressed towards the Lorient festival presence in Brittany in August, and towards the Kan rag Kernow competition in November. Language and other aspects of Cornish culture support each other well and we are pleased to be involved in these wider projects.

Exams show growth of Kernewek – Congratulations are due this month to all those who have succeeded in passing their exams in Cornish. A total of 66 people succeeded in the formal Kesva an Taves exams over 4 grades.  Of these, 20 candidates obtained Grade One, of whom 17 passed with distinction; 16 passed Grade Two, 9 of them with distinction; 22 succeeded in Grade Three, 10 of them with distinction – finally we congratulate the eight candidates who took their final Grade 4 exam and passed, 6 of them with distinction.

In addition 7 candidates became the first students ever to obtain the Breakthrough qualification under Asset languages. This is an accredited qualification open to schools and colleges and to adult students (eg. the Skuel an Tavas course book) and we look forward to a growing number of candidates for these examinations as well.
To contact MagaKernow:

MAGA,  Dalvenie House,
Lys Kernow, Consel Kernow
Truro, TR1 2AY, Kernow

Or by email to:


Compiled from various Maga Kernow information and news releases, by Editor