August 2023

Have you met our wonderful volunteer Di? She meets and greets visitors at Wheal Martyn on Tuesdays, and speaks the Cornish language.

We are delighted that having taken her Level 4 in the Cornish language, she has been recognised for this achievement by being made a Cornish bard!

There are approximately 500 existing members of the College of Bards of Gorsedh Kernow. This year, new bards have been welcomed whose work for Cornwall reflects traditional and modern aspects of our Cornish culture.

Di is also writing a Cornish/English cookbook, which we are excited to say will be in print soon!

The new bards will be initiated in a ceremony on Saturday 2 September at Prideaux Place in Padstow.

Well done Di!