Cornwall holds a special place in the hearts of people across the world. With Cornish people recently being granted minority status, ‘Speak Cornish Week’ is a timely celebration of our unique heritage.

The Cornish language partnership, MAGA, are hosting Speak Cornish Week between 21-28 July, and are encouraging YOU to get involved.

All you have to do is film yourself saying a few words in Cornish, and share it online using social media with the hashtags #10sfylm #speakcornish. MAGA will be sharing their own 10 second films too. Wherever you are, let’s all get involved and show our love for Kernow!

Cornish Language Partnership Chair Councillor Julian German will launch the week online so watch out for his film which will be shared on 21 July, followed by a week of activities including a fish and chip supper, taster sessions, pub sessions and church services. One highlight will be the performance of GogMagog in Perranporth on Friday 25 July which includes English and Cornish languages, and this performance will follow an afternoon of Cornish ‘gems’ in Perranporth. The main event will be a language fair on Falmouth moor on the 26 July – so come and join in with some Cornish language activities, music and dance!

“Speak Cornish week is a great initiative” said Cllr German. “It doesn’t matter how much or how little Cornish anyone has, we should all use it and take pride in it. Everyone can join in with the film challenge – all you need is a phrase in Cornish and your phone or camera to show your support. It is also a good time to decide to learn more Cornish!”

All of the information is on where you can also find fun phrases to try, an overview of Speak Cornish Week, as well as a link to the calendar of events, and further updates.

Story posted 15 July 2014