A Talk On The Cornish Crowley Connection

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I’ve just seen this on the website of my favourite Museum:

For all those interested in Cornwall, folklore, the museum, history, and music, let it be known that on March 30 and 31 2007 The Wellington Hotel in Boscastle will host a fabulous weekend that will satisfy all your interests and more. Steve Patterson has put together an extremely interesting programme. On Friday evening March 30, the Cornish band 3 Daft Monkeys will be playing in the bar. This band has recently been on tour with The Levellers and plays a wild mixture of Celtic, Balkan, Gypsy, Cornish World Music. I’ve seen them before and they are fabulously entertaining as well as extremely accomplished musicians. The Saturday programme of talks runs from 11am till 5 pm upstairs in the Wellington and will consist of the following:

  • Steve Patterson – Tales of the Museum which includes a history of the museum and a biography of Cecil Williamson
  • Alan Kent – Parallels in the folklore of Cornwall, Brittany and Galicia. Having just returned from Galicia I’ll find this particularly relevant.
  • Paul Newman – Tales of Tregurthan, stories about the bohemian artist set in 1930’s Cornwall including such people as Aleister Crowley and D.H.Lawrence. Paul has recently written a book about this subject.
  • Paul Bonnington – Ancient Sites in Relation to the Landscape Paul is the National Trust archaeologist and warden for West Penwith with a special interest in ancient sites.

Saturday evening’s entertainment will include more music, puppetry, and storytelling.

Tickets for the day are £15.00 on the door and you can reserve a place by calling Steve Patterson on 07941 078975

For those unfamiliar with Paul’s work, his Tregertan Horror book is a wonderful resource. His Cult Of Pan book is pretty impressive, too.

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