March 2019’s Ambassador of the Month: Ed Rowe

Spring is here and with it we’d like to welcome a new Cultural Ambassador of the Month – Ed Rowe. Ed is well known for his role as Cornish comedian Kernow King. He has written and starred in performances which draw on local history such as the recent 2018 production, Hireth, as well as touring his own stand-up comedy show. In his spare time he enjoys surfing, gardening and spending time with family and friends. Read on to find out about his favourite experiences in Cornwall.


  1. Name/name of business/ whereabouts in Cornwall are you based?

    Edward Rowe, based in mid Cornwall.

  2. What have you done to promote Cornwall’s heritage and culture?

    I have written and performed shows with Cornish history and heritage always at the heart of the show – Trevithick! and Hireth being the most popular. Most recently I’ve toured The Cornish Caretakers to nearly 40 primary schools, bringing to life four men and five women from our glorious past.

  3. What has been your most useful Cornwall 365 experience or tool?

    The Cornwall 365 What’s On magazines listings.

  4. Best experience you’ve had in Cornwall?

    Tricky one. Numerous incredible surfs, but most likely camping down at Trevedra Farm near Sennen with my friends and children in the summer.

  5. What is your perfect day and evening in Cornwall?

    Pottering in my garden until lunchtime, swimming with my children at Little Dennis in Falmouth, looking around a secondhand bookshop, a quick surf somewhere quiet and then dinner at the Wheelhouse followed by a pint overlooking the harbour in Falmouth.

  6. You have free tickets to the performance of your choice. Who would you take with you (living or dead)?

    Simon Harvey. We have good chats after and if it’s too long a show our squirming in the seats goes through the roof.

  7. Most unusual performance space you have been to?

    I don’t find any performance space usual to be honest. There are some magic ones, of course. I think I’ve performed in every theatre, village hall and now school in Cornwall – they’re all magic.

  8. Best live music venue in Cornwall?

    The Ace of Spades at Port Eliot.

  9. Your favourite walk?

    Probably the lanes around Roche.

  10. Best place in Cornwall to get food?

    My mum’s and dad’s.

  11. Name one really different excursion.


  12. What’s your second best kept secret about Cornwall?

    Hockeysmith. They shouldn’t be a secret.

  13. If not Cornwall, where?



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