Lenny George
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Cornishman born & bred, Lenny moved to London to work in the live music industry as agent and promoter and then moving into radio as an events producer. Firstly at XFM in the golden days when Ricky Gervais was the Saturday lunchtime turn and then onto Capital FM and Global Radio.

Much of this is a blur but dancing onstage with the Flaming Lips in a rabbit costume and bringing a cannon-firing pirate ship up the Thames through Tower Bridge stand out as particular highlights.

Passionate about many things but especially music, conservation and Cornwall, he set up the Kernow In The City event in 2010 to promote Cornish music, art and culture in London. This annual event is now in its 4th year at the Rich Mix Arts Centre, Shoreditch.

Lenny was also co-organiser of the successful Save The 100 Club campaign which led to Converse backing this legendary music venue and ensuring its survival into its 70th year.

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Scandal of Cornish Primary School Ignored in Push to Build Coyte Farm Out-Of-Town Retail Centre

(1) Comments | Posted 14 January 2014 | (12:25)

The primary school at the centre of Cornwall's controversial Coyte Farm shopping centre development have written to Cornwall Council complaining that they have never been consulted about the plan.

St Mewan Primary School is an independent Academy school located next to Coyte Farm and the property developers behind the...

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D-Day for Coyte Farm: Why Cornwall Needs to Reject this Out-Of-Town Retail Centre and Take Control of its Own Future

(9) Comments | Posted 12 January 2014 | (15:40)

Cornwall Council will make a decision this week which will have a profound effect on the future of Cornwall. If they approve planning permission for the massive out-of-town retail development on 70 acres of green fields at Coyte Farm near St Austell, it will become Cornwall's 3rd largest retail centre....

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How a Jake Thackray Song Helped Me to Understand the Importance Of Preserving the Cornish Language

(1) Comments | Posted 14 November 2013 | (23:00)

As a Cornish ex-pat living in London, I recently decided to learn my native language and signed up for the City Lit's excellent Cornish Language course. A complete beginner, I didn't even know how to count to five in Kernewek (Cornish) until our tutor Gari Retalek taught us:

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The Battle for Coyte Farm - The Information They Don't Want Cornwall to Know

(1) Comments | Posted 26 August 2013 | (00:23)

In my previous HuffPost article about the proposed massive out-of-town retail development at Coyte Farm in Cornwall, I focused on the environmental impact of this controversial plan to concrete over 70 acres of farmland in order to build a Sainsburys Superstore, retail park, care home and pub. A plan that...

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The Battle for Coyte Farm - Why Are Sainsbury's So Keen to Destroy British Farmland?‏

(12) Comments | Posted 30 January 2013 | (23:00)

Coyte Farm is situated in rolling countryside on the western side of the market town of St. Austell in Cornwall. The farmer John Richards is approaching retirement and is planning to sell his farm with its 100 acres of agricultural land. Sainsbury's are involved in a plan to acquire the...

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