Thursday 22 February 2018

Kernow in the City 2018 - Event Cancelled Due to Adverse Weather

London’s annual celebration of Cornish contemporary culture
 Saturday 3rd March at Rich Mix
Shoreditch, London EC1

The cream of Cornwall’s vibrant music and comedy scene is once again set to storm the annual celebration of Cornish contemporary culture, Kernow in the City in the heart of London’s Shoreditch on the nearest Saturday to Goel Pyran or St Piran’s Day.
This popular event brings together the capital’s Cornish and Celtic communities, and curious Londoners alike to champion the best of Cornwall, fuelled by Skinner’s ale and pasties lovingly baked by Warren’s. Now in its ninth year, the event has previously showcased the talents of Fisherman’s FriendsLouis EliotRosie Crow and Kernow King.

This year’s Kernow in the City shines the spotlight on headliners, William the Conqueror whose grunge-filtered blues and roots has been picking up praise in far-flung corners from UK festivals to Nashville ever since acclaimed singer, Ruarri Joseph revealed his erstwhile secret alter-ego.
With their debut album, Proud Disturber of the Peace having been declared by Q magazine as ‘a mighty launchpad for what’s yet to come’ and currently in the running for the UK Americana Awards’ UK Album of the Year, William the Conqueror are sure to win new fans in the capital with their intriguing blend of indie rock.

Joining William the Conqueror on the bill will be Accidental Hero who hails from the rugged wilds of west Cornwall. Influenced by Donovan and James Taylor; Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake as well as 1930s Americana, the west coast surf movement of the 1960s and the English folk scene of the 1970s, Accidental Hero makes modern acoustic music with beautifully simple arrangements and production values that allow the song-writing to shine.

Adding traditional Cornish dance music to the rich mix of talent on offer, Skillywidden’s bouzouki, fiddle, clarinets, viola and percussion combine in an exhilarating celebration of Cornwall’s indigenous culture that will undoubtedly pack the dancefloor.
Mel Drew’s self-deprecating style of comedy takes you on a rollercoaster ride of more ridiculous situations than a 6 foot Cornish maid with size 9 feet could ever imagine. Poking fun at the many challenges life has thrown at her – a brain tumour and partial deafness among them – her dream of performing as a stand-up has already taken her on a tour of Kernow and across the Tamar to rave reviews. Shortlisted for the South of England finals of the UK Funny Women competition, this is your chance to catch her first London appearance.
As is tradition, Kernow in the City 2018 will include a Cornish language challenge and conclude with a rousing collective ‘shout’ of Cornwall’s national anthem, Trelawny, led by the team from Wrecker’s Wednesday, London’s monthly Cornish social event 
If you’re in London and you love Cornwall, come one and all to celebrate our national day at Kernow in the City on March 3rd.
Goel Pyran Lowen! (Happy St Piran’s Day!
Check out this video of an earlier Kernow in the City to find out more about what’s in store:
Saturday 3rd March - doors at 7.30pm
William The Conqueror
Accidental Hero
Mel Drew
with compères from Wrecker’s Wednesday

Tickets £10 in advance / £12 on the door
Box office: 020 7613 7498
twitter: @kernowinthecity