Thank You

The du Maurier Festival Society offers heartfelt thanks to the du Maurier family and all sponsors, partners, supporters, publishers, businesses, Festival makers, volunteers and visitors for their continued support. Without that support, there would be no Festival.


Principal Festival Sponsor

The Fowey Hotel.


Festival Sponsors

St Austell Brewery; Savills, du Maurier Productions; Fowey Valley Cider; The Chichester Partnership; Jamaica Inn; Q Fund; Duchy of Cornwall Nursery; Waterstones.


Festival Partners and Supporters

The Royal Fowey Yacht Club; Old Quay House Hotel; Fowey Hall Hotel; Fowey Town Council, Ian McCarthy, Kits Browning, St Fimbarrus Church; Bookends of Fowey; Cornish Riviera Box Office; The Well House; St Austell Printers; Kind Design; Rev Philip de Grey Warter; Jon Wright; Regatta Committee; Hazel Bradish; Jane Cooper, Julia Cooper; Mike Redmond; Victoria Clark; Mike France; William Raue; Caitlin Philips, Ambrose Miller; Alison Mouthaan; Helen Williams.


Young Writers & Artists Competition 2018 Sponsors

Bookends of Fowey – Poetry and Story Prizes.
Great Art – Art Prizes.
Atishoo Gallery of Charlestown will frame the winning pictures.


Young Writers and Artists Competition Judges

Poetry – Marj James, Verna Roberts and Lesley McCartney.
Stories – Marian McNeir, Ros Eaton and Sue Strachan.
Pictures – Julian Davies, Debbie Martin and Sue Strachan.
Competition Coordinator – Janet Anderson.


Adult Shrt Story Writing Competition

Competition Coordinator – Chris Bradish.
Guest Judge – Veronica Henry.


Keep up to date with the Fowey Festival by following us on Instagram @foweyliterature

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