Mysterious Cornwall, in the remote South West of Britain, is the home of CERCOPAN’s Ambassador Kate Butcher. Kate has wasted no time in getting to work to raise awareness of us and the monkeys we save and care for. A major event that Kate is organising in February is Monkey Month! There will be a host of monkey related events in the ancient town of Marazion including: A pub quiz at The Kings Arms; Kids afternoon at Abby’s Delicious Delicatessen (with face painting and entertainment); A film showing & reception; A pop band with an evening of monkey based music (!?); A celebration by Marazion School & pupils where guenon face masks will be made, and an array of specially designed cakes & craftwares from the very creative community of this special town!
We will provide more details as plans develop, but if you have further ideas or are even in the area to visit – please contact us! January will see an article about CERCOPAN in Cornwall Today, the primary regional magazine about affairs Cornish, which is also widely read internationally because of the large number of Cornish people who have travelled and settled all over the world.
All this will take place in the shadow of world famous St Michael’s Mount – just a few hundred yards from Marazion beach. Initial reports are that the Marazion community are getting very excited at brightening up the coldest winter month by celebrating our tropical monkeys! In fact Marazion and St Michaels Mount – one of the reputed sites of legendary King Arthur’s burial – is almost as exotic as our remote rainforest in Nigeria….