Events of 2017
All Hallows Dark Gathering Boscastle 28th October
A fantastic time was had by all at this event, workshops from David Pitt, Morris dancing from the wonderfully talented Beltane and Wreckers, fire performance from the amazing Mr Fox, Stunning ‘Osses Penkevyll, Morvaugh, Mari Trecopr, Celeste and Seren with their riders John Exton, David Pitt, Kevin Godley and Laetitia Latham Jones and Teazers, singers Sarah Emery, Susan Exton and Laetitia Latham Jones plus the Museum management Peter and Judith Hewitt. Our brilliant M.C. was Stephen Podger along with the lovely Kylie Reynolds who assisted in many ways. Our fabulous photographer John Isaac, live video footage by Scarlet and our talented videographer Kieron Sweederz. This event would not have happened without the excellent organization of Cassandra Latham Jones. All participants contributed to making this a happy and friendly event. Congratulations to all concerned.
Boekka’s 7th Birthday Celebration 9th August
One of our riders and his partner had visited a festival at Sidmouth and decided to visit Cornwall for a few days. This provided the perfect opportunity for a practice with Penkevyll and her two riders at the St Buryan village hall. The rider with more experience was able to show our new rider ways of operating Penkevyll to give her character. It was also the day after Boekka’s 7th birthday and it was superb to have the members of Boekka altogether for this. It was also the first time Penkevyll and our new ‘Oss Morvaugh were photographed together.
…and in the evening we had a meal and played music, danced and sang in the St Buryan Inn.
A wonderful day with talented genuine friends.
Boekka’s New Image 1st May
Boekka now has had a total make-over and the kit is now the Cornish colours of black, white and gold. Photos by the wonderful John Isaac
We have been working hard on Penkevyll, she now has a new dress, tatters and a new mane. The Teazers also have new tatters on their waistcoats and a change in kit. The following are photos of creating Penkevyll’s new dress and mane, but the rest will be shown on a professional photo session to present Boekka’s new look.
St Piran’s Day Redruth 4th March
Boekka had a fabulous time at St Pirans in Redruth. Sunshine and showers did not dampen the festive spirit. Penkevyll and Teazer Laetitia danced a storm up the hill and crept up on many unsuspecting children in the crowds who were delighted! Cassandra gave us great rhythm for dancing on her drum and Steve Preston provided some lovely Cornish tunes. All performers in the procession were excellent.
Chepstow Wassail 21st January
Penkevyll and Boekka had a wonderful time at this event. The weather may have been cold and frosty, but the warmth from good friends radiated everywhere.