Cornish Language TV

by Kowethas An Yeth Kernewek in Truro, Cornwall, England

Always on

£7,745

raised in 160 days

187

supporters

Following the success of our Cornish Language TV Online crowdfunder, we are now accepting ongoing donations of support.

by Kowethas An Yeth Kernewek in Truro, Cornwall, England

New stretch target

A massive Meur Ras - Thank You - to everyone that has pledged so far. This has been an outstanding result for a project that is so close to many people's heart.  Well done, everyone!
Now, we're about to reach our target with 11 days still to go, and Crowdfunder estimates that we can raise another £1500 in those 11 days, so we're going to go for it!   A stretch target of *£7500*.
The extra funding will go towards developing some children's programming which is so desperately needed.  If we can raise £7500 we'll aim to make at least three programmes as a start...and who knows where it might lead?
So, please have a final push, ask everyone you know to help, empty the piggy-bank and let's see what we can do together!  
Meur ras arta, Thanks again!


During our original crowdfunding campaign, we successfully raised £7,690 thanks to 185 wonderful supporters. We are now continuing to accept donations to keep developing Cornish Language TV Online. Find out more about our original plans below.

Pellwolok an Gernewegva – the Cornish Language Television service

Kowethas an Yeth Kernewek, the Cornish Language Fellowship, has created this Crowdfunding opportunity in support of the provision of a sustainable internet-based television service in Kernewek, the Cornish language.

Kernewek has been without its own bespoke service ever since the revival of the language began. The only opportunities for creating and dispersing programmes has been through BBC South West and ITV. Neither of these services are focused solely on Cornwall, and any Kernewek programming has been rare and as an occasional stand-alone production.

Pellwolok an Gernewegva has been established as a first step in addressing this lack of content and in providing speakers, learners and the wider cultural community with an online channel which produces regular output in Kernewek.

This service has been running over the past year and a half on a completely voluntary basis and now produces a series of walking shows, the first chat-show and a monthly news magazine. It is watched by Cornish speakers in Cornwall, of course, but also in other parts of the UK, Europe and around the world.

Our aim is to attract funding and thereby set up a small base studio which will allow us to include more volunteers in the project and offer them training in media skills. From this, we want to develop a Kernewek output which improves fluency and offers learners and children the essential programme material they need to grow them in the language.

This channel could become a content production house in the way that many developed in the 1980s and 90s in Wales. There is also the possibility that we could convert this content into shows for use in other minority languages and thus generate a revenue stream. This is now a real possibility because the internet allows such content to be dispersed more easily from Youtube and Facebook via Smart TV apps.

Kernewek, one of Britain’s indigenous languages, is recognised by UNESCO as being ‘critically endangered’. The number of speakers is, however, growing at a significant rate, and by supporting this project you can play your part in taking the language a further step away from the danger zone.

You will be helping to provide a public service and helping to underwrite Cornwall’s distinctiveness. Above all, this is about Cornish being a modern language with a secure future, spoken by a growing community of all ages.

Take your place in history and support us.

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