Saturday 22nd April 2023

Proclamation Ceremony Padstow

From around 10am  a Celtic procession of Bards from Gorsedh Kernow will parade from Church Street directly outside our Office on Duke Street to the bandstand on Padstow Harbour.

The proclamation will take place at around 10.30 and lasts around 30 minutes, before the procession leaves the harbour.

You can find further information on the Padstow Town Council website  


What is the Proclamation?

Padstow Town Mayor James O’Keefe will welcome the Gorsedh – a horn will sound to the four parts of Cornwall for a cry to Peace.

It is the announcement by Gorsedh Kernow that:

Padstow will be hosting A Celebration of Cornish Celtic Culture from Thursday 31st August until Saturday 2nd September 2023

You can find a copy of the guide to the proclamation ceremony for this Saturday in both English and Cornish language here

Gorsedh Kernow’s Esedhvos Festival promotes and celebrates Cornwall’s distinctive cultural identity and Celtic heritage.

Thursday 31st August until Saturday 2nd September 2023  Padstow

The Gorsedh Ceremony –  This wonderful ceremony includes the “Joining of the Sword “and the new Bards initiation.  When newly awarded Bards will be initiated for their exceptional service to Cornwall, including those that in the opinion of the Gorsedh Council should be received as Bards of Honour and will be welcomed to the college of bards and given Bardic titles by the Grand Bard.

Find out more about what Bards do via the Gorsedh Kernow website 

Ceremony for Gorsedh Kernow Awards for Adults and Children – which recognises and celebrates a range of Cornish Cultural skills and achievements in creative works, linguistics and music.  If you would like to nominate someone for an award you can do so here: Gorsedh Kernow Awards  The deadline is Sunday 23rd April 2023

If you would like to visit the area to experience this cultural celebration in Padstow

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