Longstitch binding is an historic bookbinding method with decorative, exposed stitching on the spine of the book. You will learn traditional bookbinding skills including measuring, folding and sewing techniques, and take home three beautiful handmade books.
We are delighted to welcome back to the Festival, Samba Kernow a lively Brazilian drumming band, based in Liskeard. They will be playing their highly energetic and energizing music, starting on the Town Quay.
This year’s du Maurier luncheon will be held in the wonderful surroundings of the Fowey Hotel, commencing with a drinks reception at 12.30pm, followed by a two course lunch and coffee. We are privileged to have with us Robin Lustig who will be delivering the 2017 luncheon address.
Veteran BBC reporter and presenter Robin Lustig looks back at his career as a foreign correspondent for Reuters and the Observer in the Middle East, Balkans and USA and at his time as a BBC presenter on programmes such as The World Tonight.
Guardian journalist Joanna Moorhead tells the story of her lost relation, debutante Leonora Carrington OBE, who absconded to Mexico. She became one of the last surviving participants in the Surrealist movement of the 1930’s, a founding member of the women’s liberation movement and national treasure in her adopted land. Joanna set off to discover more after learning that her father’s cousin, rarely spoken of by her family, was now a famous artist having disappeared decades earlier. Carrington died in 2011 but, in the years before her death, Joanna spoke with her many times about a life that saw her travel in the 1930s from London to France with her lover, prolific artist Max Ernst, spend time in an asylum, work with artists such as Dali in New York and end up as a recluse in Mexico City. Wine and soft drinks available.
Internationally acclaimed composer and recording artist Al Marconi has been performing professionally for more then twenty five years, during which time he has notched up tens of thousands of album sales and gone on to become one of the most loved Spanish guitarists on YouTube with views totalling more then 20 million!