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Trelawny – Trevelyan – Tregagle!

Trelawny – Trevelyan – Tregagle!

  • Location: Penzance
  • Project Type: Cultural Community
  • Area: South West
  • Awarded: £400
  • Status: In Progress 

Project Details

Many children growing up in the Penwith area of Cornwall remain unaware of the incredible wealth of Cornish culture and folklore that is their heritage and this project intends to address that lack. “Trelawny – Trevelyan – Tregagle” will be a series of 15 half hour radio programmes, broadcast by Penwith Community Radio, and made specifically for local children. The programmes will focus on Cornish culture, and each edition will consist of a traditional Cornish song, a Cornish folklore story (Cornwall has a wealth of fabulous stories which feature all sorts of characters), a children’s song in the Cornish language with a few key words for them to practice, a short quiz about the geography and history of Cornwall and an entertaining episode taken from oral history archives that will feature elderly members of the community talking about their childhood experiences. Once recorded, the programmes can be repeated annually, or as required, and can also be used by the other Community Radio stations in Cornwall. It’s Your Community will help them to acquire a laptop computer that can be taken into the field to record the precious memories of older residents.