Posts Tagged ‘dialect’

Stories from West-Penwith- leading on from Penzance Literary Festival

Posted on: 25th July 2013 No Comments

Last weekend we hosted a session at the Penzance Literary Festival. It was great to show some of the stories we have collected to a different audience and lovely that the audience contributed some of their own memories and stories. For those that missed it, here are a couple of stories we showed. First is […]

‘Crib or Croust?’ at the Royal Cornwall Show 2013

Posted on: 10th June 2013 No Comments

Last week we shared a stand with the Cornwall Records Office and Cornwall Centre at the Royal Cornwall Show. It was a hot few days and we had plenty of visitors which was great! ‘Crib or Croust’ was the question of the day. After day 2 here is what the map looked like-   For […]

A chance to record your stories/poems for ‘Tallys an Tir’

Posted on: 23rd May 2013 No Comments

We have decided to hold a day for audio recordings on Monday 3rd June at Tremough Campus in Penryn and are welcoming anyone with short stories/poems that they would like to record, to get in touch. There are some great storytellers and poets in Cornwall and a few people have expressed to us that they […]

A Cornish Dialect alphabet at Lanivet school

Posted on: 26th March 2013 No Comments

Here are some more photos of the workshop we did on Cornish dialect with Lanivet primary school. Over the day we created clay models of local dialect words, making 2 alphabets that will be exhibited on special white blocks with letters on. A brilliant day, wonderful children and some great sculptures! Also a privilege to […]

Some schools work so far…

Posted on: 15th March 2013 No Comments

We are now about half way through our artist led workshops in Cornish primary schools. Each workshop we have, or will, run uses local farming stories as a starting point for learning and creativity. We decided to do something different in each school, adapting to the area, stories, and schools, with some brilliant results. The first […]

Dialect of a Cornish farmer

Posted on: 20th January 2013 No Comments

John's Story- dialect of a Cornish Farmer from StoryLines on Vimeo. Here is the 1st of 10 digital stories which have been made as part of ‘Tallys an Tir.’ In this John talks through some dialect words that he has grown up using farming around St.Wenn. Thank you John for your time and photographs.

“Give that Nymshy a flasket…” some more Cornish dialect for you

Posted on: 13th December 2012 3 Comments

Descriptive words Cabby:                        Dirty or Messy Braave:                       Good Licker:                         Something  really big Abroad:                      Open as a window, door etc Skerrick:                     Something small, a wisp Smeech:                     A small pan, something burning Scat:                           1. A tear or rip […]

Lets celebrate Cornish Dialect…

Posted on: 1st December 2012 No Comments

There’s something wonderful about Cornish dialect… And speaking to Cornish farmers has revealed a whole range of interesting words and phrases. Of course these can vary hugely depending on where you are in Cornwall. I am currently making a short film with some of these in… but until then here is some local dialect for […]