The Arts

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  • Four Modern Cornish Plays

    Alfred Wallis and the artistic community of St Ives, the iconic events of the 1497 Cornish Rebellion; ‘cow tipping’ in Cornwall during the First World War; and D. M. Thomas’s life of the Cornish rugby legend, Bert Solomon – this new anthology, varying in style and subject matter, offers professional and amateur performers and directors, as well as the general reader, an exciting range of plays with a distinctive Cornish flavour.

  • A Mere Interlude by Alan M. Kent -

    Alan M Kent’s new play, A Mere Interlude, is adapted from the short story by Thomas Hardy. Set in Cornwall and on the Isles of Scilly in the last years of the nineteenth century, it tells the tale of Baptista Trewethen, a school teacher with ‘modern’ ideas, betrothed to Davy Heddegan, an older and prosperous friend of the family.

  • Flight and Smoke Poems by D.M. Thomas

    In Flight and Smoke, his first new collection of poems since Dear Shadows, D.M. Thomas blends the turbulent history of his time with his own personal history

  • Scoot Dances, Troyls, Furrys and Tea Treats Book Cover
    Includes dance notation and music for 45 dances

    A history of dance in Cornwall, from the earliest references in Cornish literature to the dances of the folk revival today, accompanied by tunes traditional and modern, for use in schools, festivals, workshops and country dances.

  • Surfing Tommies Book Cover
    with a preface by Julian Putkowski, co-author of Shot at Dawn

    Surfing Tommies follows three men on their journey from North Wheal Leisure tin mine to the horrors of the trenches in the First World War.

  • The Aesthetic of beuron
    Introduction by Hubert Krins
    Afterword and notes by Peter Brooke

    The first translations into English of the Benedictine monk Desiderius Lenz, who as a painter and sculptor in the late nineteenth century anticipated many of the ideas associated with twentieth-century art.

  • From Cubism to Classicism

    In the two essays in this book, written in the 1920s, Gino Severini, the Italian Futurist painter living in Paris, and Albert Gleizes, painter and co-author of Du Cubisme, the first important theoretical defence of Cubism, reflect upon the central principles that guided painting from the Renaissance to the challenge of Cubism and Futurism in early years of the twentieth century.

  • Art and Religion Book Cover

    A comprehensive theory of the history of art and the evolution of modern art and discusses twentieth century painting in the light of the changes which have occurred in other disciplines, notably mathematics and the physical sciences, and the influence of religion.

  • Voices from West barbury
    Foreword by Bernard Deacon

    This anthology brings together for the first time in one collection the riches of Anglo-Cornish poetry from the Renaissance to the the twentieth century.

  • The Wheel Book Cover
    With a history of the Cornish revival by Amy Hale
    Foreword by Bobi Jones

    Tim Saunders has gathered together more than a hundred poems from a variety of sources – magazines, books and manuscripts – to give us the first ever survey of poetry in the Cornish language from 1850 until 1980.

  • The Tin Violin by Alan M. Kent

    A play based on the remarkable life and adventures of Josh Emidy, a slave from the Guinea coast who became an accomplished musician, composer and respected teacher of the violin in Cornwall.

  • Ordinalia, The Cornish Mystery Play Cycle

    The medieval Cornish-language cycle of mystery plays – The Beginning of the World, The Passion and The Resurrection – translated in their entirety into English by Alan M. Kent.

  • Oogly Es Sin Book Cover

    Alan M. Kent’s play explores the life of the seventeenth-century ‘Cornish Giant’, Anthony Payne, in a series of hilarious and touching reminiscences.

  • Nothing Broken Book Cover

    A long-awaited collection of poetry written in Cornish in the last twenty years. A coming of age for the Cornish language and its literature.

  • Navitas Christi The Nativity

    Alan M. Kent has written a new Nativity play with all the flavour of the medieval Celtic masterpiece but with a distinctive contemporary Cornish voice. In this book we find the characters of the familiar Nativity story, along side Cornish sailors and tinners and Joseph of Arimathea and his legendary journey with Christ to Cornwall.

  • The High Tide Book Cover

    This collection contains most of Tim Saunders’ poetry in Cornish to date. The poems are accompanied by the author’s own prose translations into English.