Welcome to our March 2015 Newsletter
Shout Kernow: Celebrating Cornwall's pub songs
by Sally Burley and Hilary Coleman
In Cornwall they still sing in pubs. Sally and Hilary set out to track down the pubs and the singers and record the songs – from Calstock to Cadgwith! The result is Shout Kernow, a book of thirty tunes and words – with a bit of history too. And two CDs. So, what do they sing in Cornwall? Trelawny (of course), Camborne Hill (as you would expect) – and Sloop John B and Safe in the Arms of Jesus and the Moody and Sankey hymn Harbour Lights. Anyone fancy a 'shout'?
ISBN 978 1903427 97 2 Paperback with 2 CDs £19.99
> Read more and to buy Shout
And if you're interested in Cornish music and dance there's Scoot Dances, Troyls, Furrys and Tea Treats – the Cornish Dance tradition by Merv, Alison and Jowdy Davey
ISBN 978 1903427 47 7 Paperback £12.99
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And if you fancy a bit of poetry from Cornwall, there's Wave Hub: New Poetry from Cornwall, a collection that celebrates the best verse to emerge from Cornwall in recent times.
ISBN 978 1 903427 99 6 Paperback £12
> Check out our events calendar on our website for readings from Wave Hub
> Read more and to buy Wave Hub
Grains of Gold: An Anthology of Occitan Literature
Edited by James Thomas
OUT IN MAY
Winner of English PEN's translation award
Occitan isn't just the troubadours! The language is still spoken in the south of France and parts of Italy and Spain and has a vibrant contemporary literature. James Thomas has put together an astonishing collection of Occitan texts – from the 10th century to the present day. Troubadours too! Including the women troubadours, the Trobairitz. Five years of research, it's almost 800 pages long.
ISBN 978 1903427 88 0 Paperback £30
> Read more and to buy Grains of Gold
Grains of Gold is volume 7 in the Lesser Used Languages of Europe series of literary anthologies. The series is an essential survey of Europe's regional languages, many endangered.
In planning we have Cornish, Catalan, Basque, Frisian, Lombard, Scots Gaelic.
If you would like a taster of contemporary Occitan, there's Solstice and Other Poems by Aurélia Lassaque, translated by James Thomas. Look out on the events calendar on our website for Aurélia Lassaque's events in the UK, including an appearance at the Edinburgh festival.
> Check out our events calendar on our website for Aurélia Lassaque's events in the UK
> Read more and to buy Solstice and Other Poems
From Bow to Biennale: Artists of the East London Group Kickstarter appeal
You may have bought From Bow to Biennale: Artists of the East London Group. It's out of print now and we want to produce a new, enlarged edition to include things that have come to light since the book's publication and the exhibition at the Nunnery Gallery, Bow. We have found new paintings and interviewed a 101-year-old former student of the Group's inspiring teacher, John Cooper.
The only way we can get this book back into print is through a crowdfunding project at Kickstarter. If you can support the project with a pledge, here's how:
> Support the reprint of Bow to Biennale on Kickstarter
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