Who Kowethas Ertach Kernow are and what we do:
Kowethas Ertach Kernow together with our primary partner Newquay Old Cornwall Society, we are based at Newquay Museum in central Newquay where we have our own museum & gallery room including The Celtic Lounge coffee shop as part of the facilities.
Working alongside museums, archives and other Cornish heritage organisations and third-party groups in the arts, environmental and educational sectors we encourage awareness and education of Cornwall’s heritage and other issues.
Kowethas Ertach Kernow carries out a range of Cornish related visual presentations, exhibitions and is pleased to support organisers of Cornish festivals and events as well as smaller local history, heritage and social groups.
For those visiting Cornwall we try to help them contact the right organisation to ensure that their visits to and throughout Cornwall is spent productively and enjoyably.
Please also see our Facebook social media pages along with our primary partners Newquay Old Cornwall Society.
Association for Cornish Heritage - Facebook
Newquay Old Cornwall Society - Facebook
Newquay Museum - Museum Facebook
Cornish Cultural Hub Tewynblustri - Activities from our museum partners
Len Sheppard is the Executive Coordinator for Kowethas Ertach Kernow and Coordinator of the Newquay Museum on behalf of Newquay Old Cornwall Society. Len is passionate about Cornwall’s historical, cultural and environmental heritage and works to encourage greater interest in all things Cornish heritage related.
He is currently Chair of Newquay Old Cornwall Society, Vice Chair of Celtic Congress Cornwall and Bewnans Kernow, Len was made a Bard of Gorsedh Kernow for his continuing work for Kernow with his bardic name being 'Kenrennek a Skians', Sharer of Knowledge. Len carries out research to share knowledge across a wide range of media including newspapers, websites and social media [Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube]
Kowethas Ertach Kernow was originally set up in 2015 to promote Cornwall's heritage, that was beyond the remit of Newquay Old Cornwall Society, encouraging greater interest within Newquay of Cornwall's historic, cultural and environmental heritage. This has now expanded to include audiences far beyond Newquay and Cornwall utilising digital online technology.
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