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Comedian's quest to find the king or queen of Cornish knowledge

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: April 15, 2013

By SIMON PARKER

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Comedian's quest to find the king or queen of Cornish knowledge

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If you think you know the difference between the Men an Tol and Men Scryfer or Carn Brea and Carn Marth or even Charles Causley and Charles Thomas, then comedian Kernow King wants see you at The Acorn in Penzance on Friday.

The Cornish raconteur and yarn spinner best known for his stand-up show and short films, is hoping to crown somebody the king of Cornish knowledge.

The quiz will feature questions on a variety of topics, covering events, locations and personalties past and present. Organiser Jane Howells said: "We're planning an evening of entertainment from Cornwall's top comedian combined with a chance for people to find out more about Cornwall's history. There will be a picture quiz, questions about Penzance, Cornish history and general knowledge.

"However, with Kernow King, aka Ed Rowe, as master of ceremonies those attending can expect plenty of comedy and laughter."

The event aims to raise money for Cornish Quest, an educational charity formed to encourage the study of Cornish history and Cornish culture. Its goal is to provide educational resources to people of all ages, but especially to children and young people of secondary school age. Recent projects include providing every secondary school in Cornwall with a reference pack of 14 authoritative books on Cornish history and setting up a book bursary scheme for students of the Institute of Cornish Studies at Tremough.

"I think we're brilliant in Cornwall for all our wonderful cultural stuff," said Kernow King. "I'm keen to encourage more people to find out about Cornish culture and history."

Sponsors Archie Browns health food shop will be providing prizes for the winners. Tickets, priced £6, are available from 01726 879500. For more information visit www. cornishquest.org

OTHER EVENTS THIS WEEK

ABBOTSHAM nr BIDEFORD

Big Sheep: South West Triumph Day (all owners of Triumph cars), Sunday.

BARNSTAPLE

Cedars Inn: Concert with Cedars Big Band. Sunday 8pm. Free entry.

Studio, Queens Theatre: The Incomers. Thursday 7.30pm; Merge 7 Telling Stories, Fri-Sat 7.30pm; Main Theatre - Sinfonia Classica with Natalie Clein, Ccello. Friday 7.30pm; Mark Steel's in Town, Saturday 7.45pm.

Cast Centre, Castle Street: North Devon Archaeological Society. Talk by Simon Bonvoisin on Some Designed Landscapes of Exmoor and North Devon. Visitors £2.50. Tuesday 7.30pm.#

BICKLEIGH

RedEarth Gallery: 'Makers' Exhibition. Wed-Sat 11am-4pm. Until May 11.

BISHOPSTEIGNTON

Village Hall: Plymouth Area Police choir. In aid of Children's Theatre. Friday 7.30pm.

BODMIN

Public Room: Carousel perofrmed by Bodmin Musical Thatre Company . Tickets on the door £8, students £6. Details 01208 72635. Thurs-Sat 7.30pm with matinee on Saturday 2.30pm.

Town Museum: Open Mon-Fri 10.30am-4.30pm, Saturday 10.30am-2.30pm. Closed Sunday and Bank holidays.

BUDE

Parkhouse Centre: Bude Flower Club: Floral Art Demonstration by Pat Boundy. All we

BUDLEIGH SALTERTON

Various venues: Budleigh Jazz Festival. Fri-Sun.

BUGLE

Village Hall: Bugle Silver Band supporters committee Bingo. Eyes down Monday 7.30pm.

CALLINGTON

Methodist church: Callington Brotherhood's Annual Spring concert to be given by Loveny Male Voice choir. admission £5 proceeds for Marie Curie Cancer Care. Saturday 7.30pm.

CAMELFORD

Clease Hall: Cabaret supper, three course meal with entertainment for just £12 per ticket. Advance tickets from Joyce Heard 01840 230302. Saturday 6.30 for 7pm.

DARTINGTON

Village Hall: Playford style country dancing. Friday 7.30pm.

DAVIDSTOW MOOR

RAF Memorial Museum: Open daily 10.30am-4pm. Free entry. Donations appreciated.

DEVORAN

Village hall: Concert by Martin Carthy. Saturday 7pm for 7.30pm. Tickets £11. Advance tickets 01872 262466.

EXETER

Poltimore House and Grounds: FBHVC Drive It Day. Come and take a stroll around the house and grounds, and view the vehicles on display. Sunday 11am-4pm.

Corn Exchange: Heart Full of Songs in full concert for the first time with 10cc's Graham Gouldman. Sunday

Westpoint: Antiques and Collectors Fair. Sat-Sun.

New Theatre: Lie Back and Think of America present by the Front Room Theatre. Thursday; Merge 7 Telling Stories by the Spindrift Dance Company. Friday.

Exeter Phoenix: Little Comets, indie rock trio. Tuesday 8pm. £11.50 standing; James Horkston & The Pictish Trail. Contemporary folk music.Thursday 8pm. £14; The Beat ska fusion. Sat 8pm. £16 standing; King Creosote, Sun 8pm. £10.

EXMOUTH

Withycombe Methodist Church Hall: Exmouth Folk Dance Club with Wendy Hoare with music by Ivor Hyde and Holly. Thursday 8pm. All welcome.

FALMOUTH

Princess Pavilion: King Charles folk singer. Monday 7.30pm; Michael Schenker, Temple of Rock. Tuesday 8pm; Are You Experienced? The sound of Hendrix and ZZ Tops. Saturday 8pm for 8.30pm.

FROME

Merlin Theatre: VamosTheatre presents Finding Joy, Friday 7.45pm.

HARTLAND

Hartland Abbey & Gardens: Bluebell week at the Abbey. From Sunday - April 28.

HOLSWORTHY

Skills Centre, Well Park: Holsworthy Local History Society Gerald Williamson illustrated talk on London, the Hub of the System. Thursday 7.15pm.

ILFRACOMBE

St Peter's Church, Highfield Road: North Dervon Choral Society Spring Concert. Tickets £12 (chd free). Saturday 7.30pm.

ILLOGAN

Paynter's Lane End Hall: Country Market Tuesday 9.15-11am.

IVYBRIDGE

Lukesland Gardens: Open Sunday and Wednesday. 24 acres of fine woodland garden.

KINGSBRIDGE

Harbour House: Exhibition of photography, Chromatography by Elise Carr. Saturday until April 28.

KINGSKERSWELL

Parish Church: Divertimento Piano Trio. Sun 5pm.

LANGORE

Village Hall: Gaming Evening, 16+ age group. Friday 5-10pm. Admission £1.

LISKEARD

Long Room: Liskeard Country Market. Friday 8.30am-12noon.

LOSTWITHIEL

The Community Centre: Antique and collector's Market. Friday 11am-3pm.

LUXULYAN

Village Hall: Luxulyan Old Cornwall Society AGM followed by John Moor on 'Boat Building, Meva and West'. All welcome. Suitable wheelchair access. Thursday 7.30pm.

Luxulyan quarry: Friends of Luxulyan Valley, rare chance to visit the quarry. Sturdy footwear, and if not sure of weather ring 01726 852603. Meet Quarry Saturday 10am. Non members welcome £1.50.

MELDON

Village Hall: Okehampton Sequence Dance Club. £1.50 per person. Beginners welcome. Wednesday 8pm-10.30pm.

NEWQUAY

Victoria Inn: Newquay Pentire Probus Club Third Wednesday Lunch Group meet Monday 12.30pm for 1pm. New members always welcome. Details 01637 878990.

NEWTON ABBOT

Stover School: Newton Abbot and District Society of Arts present Erato Piano Trio. Tickets on the door. Friday 7.30pm.

NORTH HILL nr LAUNCESTON

Village Hall & Field: Woodland Craft and Bean Pole Fayre, Saturday 11am-4pm. find out about woodland wildlife, displays, activities.

OKEMENT CENTRE: Devonshire Association talk 'The Celtic Church in Devon and Cornwall by Terry Faull Thursday 7pm.

NEWTON ST CYRES

Parish Hall: Jumble Sale, good condition clothes, bric a brac etc. Saturday 2pm. In aid of church funds.

PAR GREEN

The Gott Hall: Parish Church Spring Bazaar. Homemade stall, games, etc. Wheelchair facilities at hall. Proceeds to church maintenance. Saturday 10am-noon.

PAYNTERS LANE END

Hall: Beetle Drive , Friday 7.30pm. Admin £1.50.

PENTILLIE

Castle: Garden open day on Sunday from 11am-4pm.

PENZANCE

The Old Dairy: Siobhan Purdy 'My life in paintings'. Until June 4.

PLYMOUTH

Jennycliff: The South West Coast Path Association is welcoming people to take part in a special event to celebrate their 40th anniversary this spring. Plymouth Waterfront Section Walk. Sunday.Start at Jennycliff at 10.15am. Distance: 9.3 miles. Grading: easy. There is a £10 registration fee.

University Of Plymouth Sherwell Centre: Plymouth University Student Composers Concert. Saturday 7.30pm.

City Museum and Art Gallery: War Child Concert. 13th Gala Charity Concert. Saturday 7pm.

Devonport Lecture Theatre, Portland Sq Building: Plymouth & District Archaeological society present A Love of the Exotic Imported ceramics (Tudor and Stuart). Monday 7pm. Non members very welcome. £4.

RBL Club, Crownhill: Plymouth jazz Club. Sunday 7.30pm.

Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club, The Hoe: Carlton Big Band. Tickets £8 on the door. Sunday 12.30pm.

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Rees Centre: Plymouth Clarion Choir, concert for the Plympton Seniors Association. Monday 1.45pm.

Matchroom: Jimi Hendrix tribute show. Friday; And Finally....Phil Collins tribute show, Saturday.

PLYMSTOCK

Library: Plymouth Watercolour Society Spring Exhibition. Thurs 10.30am-5.30pm, Fri 9am-5.30pm, Sat 9am-3.45pm.

RILLA MILL

Village Hall: Whist Drive, Tuesday 7.30pm.

ROCHE

Victory Hall: Whist Drive good prizes. Friday 7.30pm.

SALTASH

Elliotts Store/Museum: Open Wed, Thurs, Sat, 2pm-4pm. Until end of September.

Mary Newmans Cottage: Open Wed-Thurs and Sat-Sun 12noon to 4pm Until end September.

ST AGNES

Museum: Open daily 10.30am-5pm. Until end of October. Admission free.

ST AUSTELL

Mount Charles Social Club: RAF Association monthly lunch meeting. Thursday noon for 12.30pm.

Wheal Martyn: Park and Museum open daily 10m-5pm.

Town Museum: Open Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-2.30pm, closed Sun and BH. Admission free.

ST BURYAN

Village Hall: St Buryan Farmers Market. Saturday 9.30-12.30pm.

ST DAY

Teyluva Children's Centre: St Day Historical and Conservation Society meet for 'Never a St Day Man: Memories of R R Blewett, an evening with Paul Annear. Wednesday 7.30pm.

ST DENYS

Working Mens Club: St Denys Old Cornwall Society will meet with speaker Mr Frank Grigg on Old Cornish Photographs on Monday. All welcome.

ST ENDELLION

Church Hall: Whist Drive. Tuesday 7.30pm.

ST IVES

Nw Craftsman Gallery: Exhibition of ceramics, paintings, sculptural furniture. Until May 11.

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Parish Centre: Tavistock Branch, Devonshire Association AGM followed by a talk on Wine Appreciation with speaker Charles Steevenson. Visitors £1.50. Friday

St Eustachius Church: South West Chamber Choir, music director Stephen Trahair. Saturday 7.30pm. Friday 7.30pm.

The Wharf: Theatre with Richard Digance, Thursday 8pm; Brunel Harmony Choir, Friday 8pm: Oliver the Musical Sat-Sun 2.30 7.30pm.

Museum: Open daily 11am-3pm. Major exhibition commemorating the 70th Anniversary of US 29th Infantry Div arriving for training in SW Devon in May 1943. Until Oct 13.

TEIGNMOUTH

Carlton Theatre: Teignmouth Players present Rumours, an hilarious farce by that master of comedy, neil Simon. Wed-Sat 7.30pm.

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TORQUAY

Babbacombe Theatre: Spellbound, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 8.30pm.

TOTNES

Methodist Church Hall: Totnes Folk Club night. Thursday.

TREWOON

Village hall: St Austell Organ & Keyboard Club, members and non members alike £6.50 on the door. DirkJan Ranzijn from Holland concert of all types of electronic organ music. Wed 7.30pm.

TRURO

Tregothnan Estate: Open for one weekend only, visitors will be able to experience Tregothnan's diversity of shrubs and trees, rhododendrons, camellias and magnoliason the banks of the beautiful river Fal. Open Sat-Sun.

The Baptist Church, Chapel Hill: Cruse Bereavement Care meeting of Truro Friendship Group. Ring 01209 822464 before attending for the first time. Saturday 6pm.

Hall for Cornwall: Truro Country Market. Tuesday 9.15-3pm.

WESTLEIGH

Pub 473 285: North Devon Ramblers Westleigh parish, optional pub lunch. Nice and easy 11am. About four miles. Wednesday.

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