Fowey is full of little alleyways, hidden houses and secret gardens. A range of Secret Gardens in and around Fowey, most never having been open to the public before, will be open on Friday and Saturday 12th and 13th May during the Festival.
The picturesque port of Charlestown was created in 1799 as a mineral port. This walk explores its history from its early days as a tiny fishing village and its transformation into a shipping community with a wide range of occupations such as shipbuilders, mariners, sailmakers and more up to WW2.
We are delighted to welcome debut author, Ali Land to this year’s Festival. After graduating from university with a degree in Mental Health, Ali spent a decade working as a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Nurse in both hospitals and schools in the UK.
Bestselling novelist, critic, journalist and short story writer, Amanda Craig discusses her latest novel The Lie of the Land with BBC Radio Cornwall’s Assistant Editor, Daphne Skinnard. Like many modern couples, Lottie and Quentin can’t afford to divorce.
From Manderley to Pemberley, from Blandings to Cold Comfort Farm, the house has always played a fascinating role in literature. Bestselling commercial fiction authors Lulu Taylor and Veronica Henry carry on the tradition, both featuring houses in their novels which are almost characters in their own right.
These bright-eyed, much loved troubadours will wow you with song, stories and poetry written and inspired by Charles Causley. To celebrate Causley’s centenary, the Story Republicans have developed a repertoire of his poems, some spoken and some sung alongside newly commissioned work.
Since being offered the post of Grade B Reporter by the BBC in 1964, Martin Bell has spent more than half a century in the unquiet corners of the world, including four years in the surrogate war zone of the House of Commons.