to 'Cornwall Connected' brings together everyone who loves
Cornwall whatever their own personal connection. In the past...many
Cornish people left the land of their birth and now their
descendents live all over the globe. Amongst other reasons,
many people left their homes to share their mining skills.
Cornish miner - an image now found all over the world
place names began to pop up in other countries as people
built new lives - Truro in Nova Scotia, Launceston in Australia
and New Redruth
in South Africa. All this means that there are now thousands of
people all across the world who feel they have a Cornish connection.
award winning Eden project
the 21st century... Cornwall still leads the way.
There's a real sense of optimism amongst many people when they think
of Cornwall's future. Some of the high spots of recent years
have been Britain's first commercial wind
farm, an economy that's on the up, award winning architecture,
the Eden Project, a world famous artistic community and environmental
preserve the county's natural beauty all make sure that Cornwall
is still a very special place to live and work.
image by Kate Christer from Falmouth College of Art - the winner
of the FujiFilm Awards.
round-the-world travellers, local companies who export
their products and the constant search for that perfect wave
mean that people still leave Cornwall for other countries.
bring back new ideas, experiences and enthusiasm to enrich
their home. Students from the rest of the UK and overseas now come
to Cornwall to study and the new Combined Universities in Cornwall
project will open soon. New technology means that more
and more people can now work from home and many people have downsized
from the UK's major cities to enable them to enjoy Cornwall's laid
dance party scene
flourishing dance party scene in Cornwall grows year by year
events such as the Surfers Against Sewage
now an important date on the calender. Cornwall's art heritage
means that there is a flourishing arts scene with a world wide reputation.
Film makers and TV companies often work in Cornwall and galleries
and studios provide outlets for sculptors and painters.
the top and over the edge.
day Cornish beaches provide the ideal backdrop for extreme sports;
well as surfing, diving, kite surfing, cliff climbing, and body
boarding provide ample opportunities for that adrenalin rush.
the past few years new breed of beach bars has sprung up
all along the coast - the perfect place to chill out and watch the
sun go down.
are in the world the radio programme and this website enable you
to keep in touch with the place you love. Listen to the radio (or
download the programme) but also take time to explore the
the next few pages you can keep up to date with what's happening
in Cornwall, enter Cornish competitions and even teach yourself
the Cornish language!