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Hellfire Kernow

Event date: 1st May
Time: 1:00 pm

Golden Tree Productions are thrilled to announce a spectacular celebration of Cornish heritage in Redruth – ‘Hellfire Kernow’ will be held on Bank Holiday Monday, 1st May 2023.

Where you live determines which Hellfire Kryw you’re part of, and which team you might like to support on Monday 1st May. The divisions are based on the medieval keverangow (‘hundreds’) of Cornwall andcentred on the crossroads at the bottom of Fore Street, which is where the four colourful crews of Redruth residents will gather for a celebration of Redruth and its patron, Saint Euny on 1st May.

There are free creative workshops running at all four ‘Kryw Base’ venues in the run-up to the May Bank Holiday celebrations, anyone is invited to drop-in to help create costumes or make a flag to wave on the day. There’s also a band attached to each Kryw, with a band rehearsal to join in with if you play drums, brass, strings, wind or boxes.

The Day

  • 1pm: Head to Hellfire HQ (Market Hall) to find your Kryw
  • 2pm: Hell Up – The spectacular procession begins in Fore Street, through the Town and along Green Lane to Redruth Rugby Club
  • 4pm: Hellfire Hurl – A tournament inspired by the ancient sport of hurling, played by teams from Redruth school at Redruth Rugby Club
  • 6pm: Event concludes

Find your Kryw

The project has received funding from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. Cornwall Council has been chosen by Government as a Lead Authority for the fund and is responsible for monitoring the progress of projects funded through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.  The funding was allocated from the Good Growth’s Cultural Events and Talent Programme.

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