Nadelik Lyskerrys – a Liskeard Cornish Christmas

Liskeard will be celebrating Christmas in a traditional Cornish way again this year with a very special Lights Up including a Christmas party, a wild hunt, a children’s trail around town and a chance for everyone to learn a bit of Cornish, singing and dancing.

We shall be working with Golden Tree, the company that brought the Man Engine to Liskeard in July 2016. We want the whole town to be involved – preparations have started already but it’s not too late to join in:

Cornish Language Drop-In Sessions
Liskerrett Community Centre every Monday from 4th to 25th November at 7pm.

7 pm – Keskows Kernewek – fun and informal Cornish language workshop for beginners and learners.

8 pm – Kana Nadelik – Cornish language Christmas songs

One and all welcome!

Lantern Making Workshops
Liskerrett Community Centre every Saturday from 9th to 23rd November, 10 am-1 pm.

Make a small or large lantern on a theme of  ‘Under the Clock’ to take part in Liskeard Lights Up Parade.  Be prepared, it could get messy!

All welcome

Cornish Dance Workshops
Liskerrett Community Centre every Wednesday from 6th to 27th November,  7-9 pm.

A weekly series of workshops to learn a selection of traditional Cornish step and set dances for “guise dancing” during the Nadelik Lyskerrys weekend and beyond..

Taught from scratch each week, and suitable for any level; scoots/taps/clogs/hard shoes recommended to ‘make one hell of a clatter’. No partner required, pay as you feel.

Nadelik Lyskerrys Event

Thursday 28th and Friday 29th November

Santa’s Train – SOLD OUT

Join the festive fun on the Looe Valley railway branch line. Children and their families can meet Santa, speak some Cornish and receive a small gift.

Leaves Liskeard at 16.41
Leaves Looe at 17.15

Meet Santa on the festive train, a small free gift for each child!

Return Fare: £4.50 adult/£2.25 child/under 5s go free

Booking ESSENTIAL to ensure a space. Contact:

Saturday 30th November

Thanks to Cornwall Council there will be free parking in Liskeard’s main car parks on Saturday 30th November so you can enjoy all the fun at a leisurely pace.

11 am – 1 pm: Family Christmas Trail: Lergh Nadelik Teylu starting at Stuart House, follow a map and clues to hunt the white stag ‘helghi di an karow gwynn’ around the town. Answer simple questions in Cornish and collect stickers, then enjoy a celebratory ‘cakey tea’ at the Public Hall. Last registration at 12.30pm.

11 am – 1 pm: The Wild Hunt: An Helgh Gwyls an expedition around the town with Dando and his Dogs mummers play, singing in the Cornish language.  The final performance will be at the Public Hall during the ‘cakey tea’. All welcome.

5.30 pm: Lights Up Parade and Fireworks: Keskerdh Lugharn Ha Tanweyth  leaving from the Cattle Market Car Park, the lantern parade weaves its way through town via Pike Street and Fore Street. This year the theme is ‘Under the Clock’. Then gather outside Webb’s House, listen to the Silver Band and see the switch on of the town’s Christmas lights and a fireworks display.

6.30pm: Party: Gool Nadelik Free Yuletide party in the Public Hall. Music from the Cornish Groove Collective and Rubber Band Inner Tube. Cornish Guise dancing with Scoots Kernow. Food is supplied by the Real Junk Food Project on a pay as you feel basis and there will be a cash bar.

There is no need to book or register in advance for any of the events apart from Santa’s Train, otherwise just turn up! One and all welcome!

Fireworks 2 - Nadelik Lyskerrys 2018