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Ordinalia and Ermine set

Ordinalia and Ermine set

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Ordinalia – The Cornish Mystery Play Cycle

Translation by Alan M Kent

Normal price £15

Paperback 292 pages
ISBN 978 1 903427 27 4

The book

Alan M. Kent is one of the leading Anglo-Cornish poets writing today and has accomplished a remarkable feat in translating the medieval Cornish-language cycle of mystery plays – The Beginning of the World, The Passion and The Resurrection – in their entirety into English. Whilst maintaining the richness and zest of the original Celtic imagining, Kent brings a strong contemporary feel to the work, making one of the high points of European literature accessible for the first time to actors and audiences as well as the general reader.

The editor

Alan M Kent was born in St Austell and grew up in the china clay mining region of mid-Cornwall. He is a poet, novelist and dramatist. In 1998 he was awarded a doctorate for his research into Cornish, Cornu-English and Anglo-Cornish literature.

Winner of the Holyer an Gof Adult Fiction, Poetry & Drama award of 2006 awarded by the Gorseth Kernow.

The Turn of the Ermine – a Bilingual Anthology of Breton Literature

Edited by Jacqueline Gibson and Gwyn Griffiths

Normal price £20

Paperback 506 pages
ISBN 978 1 903427 28 2

The book

This anthology aims to give an overall picture of Breton literature from the earliest traces in the Lais of Marie de France to the present day. The majority of the 150 stories, poems, legends and reminiscences are in Breton, with parallel translations into English. Also included are texts in English, and translations from Welsh, French and Latin. No anthology of Breton literature has been undertaken on this scale before. A truly groundbreaking book.

This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 22 January, 2009.
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First Sunday of every month, Redruth. Shout with the Red River singers.

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Until 6 May 2018, Leicester. Lancelot Ribeiro: A Voyage of Discovery, an exhibition tracing the story of this important Indian artist.

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5 March 2018, Newquay. Gool Perran – St Piran’s Tide procession through Newquay followed by a singing session.

6th, 13th, 20th, 27th March 2018, Cornwall. Singing rehearsals for the Man Engine events.

10 March 2018, Manchester. Discover the suffrage movement through papers, posters and performance at the People’s History Museum.

10 March 2018, Bude. Closing Dance at the Pagan Regional Conference with Merv and Alison Davey.

13 March 2018, Salisbury Cathedral. A talk by Elizabeth Crawford about Millicent Fawcett and her circle.

15 March 2018, London. Book Launch of The Red Vial by Wilkie Collins with dramatic readings from the play by Di Sherlock and Simon Vaughan.

24 March 2018, Southwark Cathedral. Elizabeth Crawford gives an illustrated talk: Pictures and Politics: the art of suffrage propaganda.

24 March 2018, Museum of London Elizabeth Crawford joins a panel discussion on the legacy of the suffrage movement through the eyes of contemporary writers.

31st March 2018, Pendeen. Man Engine Resurrection Tour afternooner event at the Geevor Tin Mine.

Friday 30 March to Monday 30 April 2018, Cornwall. Alan M. Kent’s new play, The Incredible Balti Celtic Carpet Ride tour, tours Cornwall.

1 April 2018, Pool. Man Engine Resurrection Tour afternooner event at Heartlands, Pool.

5 April 2018, London. Launch of Art and Suffrage with a Q&A with the author Elizabeth Crawford.

7 April 2018 2018, Newquay. Nos Dons Kernow / Cornish dance night with Tan Ha Dowr.

19 April 2018, St Just. Cornish music at Trevithick Day, Camborne.

28 April 2018, Camborne. Man Engine Resurrection Tour afternooner event at Heartlands, Pool.