WEA Cornish Folklore course in Museum Library

WEA Cornish Folklore course in Museum Library

The WEA has been providing adult education courses since 1903.  We are proud to host one of their courses in the Library here at the Museum.

The theme is Cornish folklore and culture, and it will run between the 19 April – 24 May 2018, 10.30 til 12.30. 

The course is called Broadchurch to Superstition – Cornish folk-lore and culture, and will be run by Dr. Jo Mattingly.

Cornwall is well known for its folk customs like the Padstow Obby Oss, Helston Furry Day, St Columb Major hurling. Some living
customs go back to the medieval catholic ‘broad church’ days of St George and Robin Hood. Explore the origins and purpose of
Cornish folk-lore through themes of seasonality, rites of passage, protection against evil, social order and sense of place. 

To enrol you need to go to the WEA’s website or ring them:

Quote the course reference C3529128 either online at wea.org.uk or by ringing 0300 303 3464.

Course fee £44.00 (If you receive certain benefits you may be entitled to a free course).

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