Diary 2019/2020

Find out about our past events in our newsletters and keep up with our news on our news page.

To book an event, please contact us.

LCA Lunch at Richmond followed by Afternoon with LC Pilot Gig on Saturday,13th July 2019 @ Slug & Lettuce Restaurant
Jul 13 @ 12:15 pm – 5:15 pm

Come and join us for a lovely afternoon in Richmond !

Lunch at 12.15 pm at the Slug & Lettuce Restaurant, followed from 2.30 pm at the LC Pilot Gig Assn. Clubhouse a few yards away.

More food, Cornish of course, and drinks at the Clubhouse amongst St Piran’s flags and Gigs.

We will need to know numbers of attendees, so please let Carol Goodwin know on either 0208 303 9054 or 07889 178891 – e-mail : chynoweth@hotmail.co.uk.

Look forward to seeing you on (hopefully!) a lovely sunny and warm 13th July….

LCA Lunch at Penderel’s Oak, Holborn followed by Rosyer Lecture on Saturday 20th July 2019 at City Lit. @ Penderel's Oak Pub
Jul 20 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The LCA will meet for lunch at the Penderel’s Oak Pub, High Holborn, at 12.00pm on Saturday 20th July 2019.
After lunch, the Rosyer Lecture, will be held at the City Lit in Room 106,1-10 Keeley Street, WC2B 4BA (020 7831 7831) – 2.30pm for 3.00pm – which is an 8 minute walk (just under 700 yards) from Penderel’s Oak. Admission is free of charge.

The Lecturer : Dr John Pring

Subject: ” Humphry Davy and the Blue Gas”

Rosyer is the bardic name of one of the former members of the City Lit., Cornish Society and a lecture is given every year in his memory.

It would help to know numbers attending so that we can book tables at Penderel’s Oak, and to advise our member at City Lit. Hilary Paddon.

Do come and enjoy Lunch and, if possible, the Rosyer Lecture.

Contact Carol Goodwin to book your place on Tel.No.  0208 303 9054 or email: chynoweth@hotmail.co.uk

London Cornish Pilot Gig Club vs London Cornish Rugby Football Club – Saturday 3rd August 2019 @ London Cornish Pilot Gig Clubhouse
Aug 3 @ 1:00 pm – 10:00 pm

This is the first time the two London Cornish clubs have come together for a social occasion.  During Saturday afternoon, members of the LCRFC will be taking to the river for their first experience of gig rowing.  After some careful coaching, crew members will then be chosen to race against a crack team from LCPGC.    Following the racing there will be a social get-together with drinks, pasties and music.

It will be a great “fun” afternoon so come along !

Canvas & Rum – NorthSouth Theatre – From Tuesday 13th August to Friday 16th August 2019 @ Lady Daphne
Aug 13 @ 7:30 pm – Aug 16 @ 7:30 pm

NorthSouth Theatre

Canvas & Rum

On the “Daphne” , moored at St Katherine Docks, London from Tuesday 13th August through to Friday 16th August 2019

This is a Cornwall based Theatre Company producing entertaining, thought -provoking and high quality theatre – now touring the country.

More information from their website:


“Bait” – Film about a Cornish Fishing Village – Curzon Cinema, Bloomsbury on 30th August 2019 @ Curzon Cinema
Aug 30 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Another showing of the film “BAIT” about a Cornish fishing village at the Curzon Cinema, Bloomsbury on Friday 30th August 2019.

There will be a Q & A with the Director.

To find out more, click on the link below:


London Scottish RFC versus Cornish Pirates RFC – Saturday 21st September 2019 @ The Athletic Ground
Sep 21 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Rugby Championship Cup Match

London Scottish RFC versus Cornish Pirates RFC

Saturday 21st September 2019 at 15.00 hrs

Venue: The Athletic Ground, Twickenham Road, Richmond, TW9 2SF

Come along to cheer on the Cornish Pirates RFC !

The more the merrier !!

Wreckers In The City gathering on Wednesday, 2nd October 2019 from 6.30 pm @ The Sun Tavern
Oct 2 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm

 Wreckers in the City meet on the first Wednesday of each month from 6.30 pm in the Sun Tavern, 66 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9JD.

Join them for a great evening with like-minded Cornish Folk !

Family History Day – Saturday 5th October 2019 @ Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

We are delighted to welcome Ms Kathy Chater to the second of our Family History Days of the year.

Kathy’s Talk will be “Turning your Tree into a Tale – Writing up Family History” and will commence at 10.45 am.

After the lunch break of Cornish Pasties, Saffron Cake (sent up from Cornwall!) and Tea/Coffee, the Afternoon Session will commence at 2.00 pm.   

For the Afternoon Session, we are also delighted to welcome back Dr Colin Chapman.
His Talk is entitled “Was your Ancestor a Criminal ?”

Please come along to what will be a most interesting and informative (and friendly) Day.

Fisherman’s Friends Concert in London – Friday 11th October 2019 @ Barbican Centre
Oct 11 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

The Fisherman’s Friends are coming to London !    Away from The Platt in Port Isaac…

On Friday 11th October 2019 they will be performing at the Barbican Centre.

Sea Shanties galore !



London Scottish RFC vs Cornish Pirates RFC on Friday 15th November 2019 @ The Athletic Ground
Nov 15 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

Rugby Championship League Match

If you want to cheer on the Cornish Pirates, then go to The Athletic Ground, Twickenham Road, Richmond,  TW9 2SF on Friday 15th November 2019 at 19.45 hrs.

Enjoy the Match!   Come on the Cornish Pirates !!

Pre-Christmas Lunch and Visit to Sir John Soane’s Museum – Saturday 23rd November 2019 @ Penderel's Oak
Nov 23 @ 12:00 pm

Come along and enjoy an informal pleasant Pre-Christmas lunch and bit o’chat with like minded Cornish folk followed by, if wished, a visit to Sir John Soane’s Museum. The Museum is located just a few minutes walk away at 13 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A 3BP.

The nearest Tube Stations are Holborn or Chancery Lane.

Please let us know if you will be attending lunch and/or Museum visit as we need to book tables at the pub and organise timed tickets at the Sir John Soane Museum. (Carol Goodwin – chynoweth@hotmail.co.uk)

Look forward to seeing you on 23rd November !

New Year’s Lunch – Saturday 11th January 2020 @ Penderel's Oak
Jan 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Please come and join us at our usual watering hole at Penderel’s Oak, Holborn to start the year off with good company and perhaps just a drink or two !!

Please let Carol Goodwin know if you wish to attend so we can book tables on e-mail : chynoweth@hotmail.co.uk or 0208 303 9054

St Piran’s Day Celebration to be held on Saturday 29th February 2020
Feb 29 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

St Piran’s Day Celebration

Saturday 29th February 2020

Please SAVE THE DATE !    Details to be confirmed in due course. 


134th Anniversary Dining Event – Luncheon at The Imperial Hotel, 61-66 Russell Square, London, WC1B 5BB ON 21st MARCH 2020 @ The Imperial Hotel
Mar 21 @ 12:00 pm – 4:30 pm

134th Anniversary Dining Event -Luncheon at The Imperial Hotel, 61-66 Russell Square, London WC1B 5BB in the Tudor Room.   12pm for 1pm

We are continuing the Annual Dining Event Luncheon in 2020, in response to requests from several members who find it challenging to be out late at night and would prefer a lunchtime gathering.

The Hotel is situated overlooking Russell Square. From Russell Square Tube Station, turn left onto Russell Square and Hotel approx. 150 yards on the left. The main reception is through an archway to a courtyard. Also there is a car park in this area.
Russell Square Underground Station is a 2 minute walk away.

Cost per person :  £29.00

Menu as follows:-

Starter:        Mushroom Soup
Mains:         Roast Loin of Pork with Sage, Onion & Apple Sauce
Dessert:      Profiteroles and Chocolate Sauce

The Annual Dining Event Luncheon Invitation Form will be included in the Winter 2019 Newsletter and also on this Website.

Please come and join us in an informal and pleasant venue.