Cornish Language Weekend 2012

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Cornish Language Weekend 2012

Post by pietercharles » Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:48 pm

This is from - try emailing them if you want the forms or more information.


Friday 11th May to Sunday 13th May

Sandy Lodge Hotel, Hilgrove Road, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 2QY

Kowethas An Yeth Kernewek will be hosting another Cornish Language weekend for all those interested in the Cornish language. The language weekend offers a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in which complete beginners through to advanced speakers can enjoy a range of classes, activities and talks to suit ALL levels. Entertainment and an excursion are also planned.

New for 2012 is a ‘Dydh Stoffya’ on Friday 11th May, a cramming session for anyone taking the Cornish Language Board or Asset Languages examinations in 2012. Sessions will be held at each examination level and will cover everything you need to know for the exam, with plenty of practice.

The Sandy Lodge Hotel in Newquay is a family run hotel situated about a quarter of a mile from the railway station. All rooms are en suite, with television and tea and coffee making facilities. Parking is available in the hotel and in the adjacent St Anne’s Road. The hotel has a residents’ lounge, bar and dance floor – which we will shall use over the weekend.

The hotel has single rooms, double/twin rooms and family rooms which have either a double and a single or a double with bunks. The cost is £75.30 per person for two nights half board in double/twin rooms. Children under 12 receive a discount of 50% and those between 12 and 16 a discount of 25%. Rooms are available on a single occupancy basis – the cost is £88.65 for two nights (the room may be either a single or a double, but you will not be sharing).

Accommodation is on a half board basis with dinner on Friday and Saturday nights, and breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
You may also choose to take advantage of an optional buffet lunch on Saturday and/or Sunday. The cost of this is £6.00 per day.
Special dietary or other requirements should be specified on the hotel booking form.
Dinner can be provided on Friday and/or Saturday night for non-residents for £13.25 per meal, but these must be ordered in advance on the hotel booking form.

If you wish to find someone to share a room please e-mail and we will attempt to put you in touch with someone else who wishes to share.

Alternatives are available at extra cost - please contact the hotel for further information.

If you wish to extend your stay you may do so at the same rate, that is £37.65 per person per night half board in a double/twin room, or £44.30 per night single occupancy.

The hotel has very kindly held rates at the same level as last year.

Brief Programme (subject to minor changes):
• Friday: ‘Dydh Stoffya’ cramming session, 1000-1600, for anyone interested in taking the Cornish Language Board or Asset Langauges examinations in 2012.
• Friday Evening: check in to accommodation; 1900 Dinner; meet up in the bar for music, poetry and getting to know each other.
• Saturday: 0800 Breakfast; 0900 to 1230 lessons in Kernewek; 1245 Lunch. After lunch an optional excursion led in Kernewek with English translation; 1900 Dinner, followed by entertainment in the bar.
• Sunday: 0800 Breakfast; 0900 to 1230 lessons in Kernewek; 1245 Lunch, followed by a final get together, summary of the weekend, and goodbye until next time!

The Kowethas will make a single charge of £25 per person for the weekend for members of the Kowethas, or £30 per person for non-members.
In order to encourage young people to attend, the charge for families with children under 18 and for groups of students aged 18 to 25 will be a single payment of £25 (members) or £30 (non-members) per family or student group. All family members or students in a group must be booked on a single form.
There is a 50% discount if you attend for only one day or part of a day.
This charge covers entertainment on the Saturday night and the cost of the lessons, teaching materials, photocopying, coffee or tea in the morning and afternoon breaks, and ad-hoc expenses. It also covers, for the under 18s who are not charged, the cost of lunches and the Saturday evening entertainment.
There is an additional charge of £15 for the ‘Dydh Stoffya’ cramming session. This does not include lunch.
If you would like additional tickets for the Saturday evening entertainment, perhaps for family or friends not attending the weekend, these can be purchased for £3.00 in advance or £5.00 at the door on the night.
And if you will be attending the weekend but not staying at the hotel you can join everyone else for dinner on Friday and/or Saturday night at a cost of £13.25 per person per meal, which you must book in advance on the hotel booking form.

It is very important that both we and the hotel know in good time how many people will attend and what their particular requirements are, especially with respect to Cornish lessons. There are TWO forms that you need to complete BEFORE 31 March 2012:

1. The Accommodation booking form, which must be sent direct to the hotel – payment details and the address are on the form.
2. The Entertainment and Lessons booking form, which must be sent to the Kowethas – payment details and the address are on the form.

The hotel cannot process the entertainment and lessons booking form, and the Kowethas cannot book the hotel accommodation for you, so please do ensure that you send the forms to the correct address!
Note also that although the deadline for bookings is 31 March, and the rates quoted cannot be guaranteed after that date, it really will help us enormously if you book as early as possible to give us more time to tailor the weekend to meet everyone’s needs.

For many of us involved in promoting Kernewek, at whatever level, the annual Pennseythun Gernewek is the highlight of the year. The committee of Kowethas an Yeth Kernewek is sure that 2012 will be no exception, and we look forward to seeing you in Newquay.

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