The ‘Bishop of Exeter’ from 1216, Simon de Apulia, in a boat on his way to Penryn Quay prior to the commemoration at the stone for the martyrs of 1549. He addressed the assembled masses in Latin, Kernewek and English. The ‘Bishop’ was an An Kylgh Kernewek student, Simon Persighetti.


The Government has decided not to give Cornwall any money this year to support the Cornish Language. If you are unhappy with this decision, please sign the petition Deadline: 21st. October 2016.

An Kylgh Kernewek (The Cornish Language Circle) has been running Cornish language classes since 2007. Our classes are normally held in the Falmouth/Penryn and Redruth areas and at Rosewarne Downs, Camborne.

We have teachers  for every level, from absolute beginners right through to advanced. We prepare students for the exams of Kesva an Taves Kernewek (The Cornish Language Board) if they wish, though the exams are certainly not obligatory. All our teachers have passed the final grade of the Kesva examinations in Cornish and they teach using the Standard Written Form (SWF) of the language, the official form as taught in schools and used in public life. Do contact us if you are interested in these or other classes.

Not sure whether you should learn a new language? Have a look at this article about recent research done by the University of Edinburgh.

AKK welcomes social members in addition to those who are primarily interested in our language classes. For them and for our students, teachers, their families and friends, we hold occasional social events (usually in the summer). Recently these have included BBQs, quizzes, historical walks,  boat trips and a brewery tour. Cornish is used as much as possible at these events, but translations are also provided.


  • Kowsva (Kowethas an Yeth's Cornish shop at Heartlands, Pool, Redruth is holding a Grand Sale as part of Heartlands’ Christmas Market weekend (17th. and 18th. December).  There will be bargains galore so put the dates in your diary now!  Please see next month’s Kevren and visit the Kowethas website soon for further details.

    Don't wait until December to visit the shop!

  • An Kylgh Kernewek classes for 2016-17 are now running but there's still time to join. Please contact us now.
  • Kesva an Yeth Kernewek is running the second of its Teachers' Days for 2016. The training and information day will be held from 10.00 (for a 10.30 start) to 3.00 at Lys Kernow in Truro on 29th. October. All Cornish language teachers or anyone thinking of teaching Cornish is welcome. Please contact for information.
  • There is a Yeth an Werin (social meeting of Cornish speakers) every first Monday of the month at 7.30pm at the Star in Porkellis. The first half hour of this is particularly suitable for beginners. For information call 01326 340237 or email You can find details of Yeth or other Cornish events on the Kalendar Kernewek.
  • There will be an advent service in Cornish at 3pm on Sunday 27th. November at Budock Parish Church. For more details contact Jane Kneebone at or ring her on 01637 873135.
  • Half-price tickets (£4 not £8) for the bi-lingual beer tasting event and the Kensa Keskan for Cornish language students at Lowender Peran. 3rd. November. Ring 01872 553413 and say what class you're in.
  • Evocative Cornwall Calendars for sale at £6.50 (shop price £8.99). Contact us before November 1st if you're an AKK student to order your copy.

If you would like to support us by becoming a social member of An Kylgh Kernewek (£5 donation), please contact us for details.

For events in the Cornish-speaking world, please see MAGA's calendar.