Festival at a glance

Day: May 19, 2018

Natasha Carthew and Raynor Winn – Meet Two Local Authors

Fowey Hotel

Time: 9:30am – 10:30am

Price: £8.00

Join two inspirational Cornwall based authors as they talk about their latest books and their individual journey to writing them. Country writer, survival expert, walking guide and wild writing teacher, Natasha Carthew’s Cornish novel, ...

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Are You A Hungry Caterpillar?

St Fimbarrus Church

Every 10 minutes, between 10:00am and 4:00pm

Free entry

An Interactive Story Session for 2-5 year olds
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle is one of the most popular stories ever written for young children.  Parents and carers are ...

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Cornish Riviera Guides – Lostwithiel Circular

Car Park, Lostwithiel Community Centre

Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm

Price: £7.50

Follow the River Fowey downstream to discover another side of the historic town. What links it with both San Francisco and Morocco? Which railway line goes where? and several other questions you might not ...

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Pen And Ink Drawing Workshop with Sarah Wimperis

Fowey Town Hall

Time: 10:30pm – 12:30pm

Price: £20.00

A professional artist and illustrator, the only English artist -animator to work on the film “Loving Vincent” and, through sheer practice, an expert in the style of van Gogh. Sarah Wimperis has exhibited with ...

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Children’s Writing and Art Competition Awards Presentation

Festival Marquee

Time: 11:00am – 12noon

Free entry

Join us in our annual prize presentation to the winners of the Fowey Festival Awards for Young Writers & Artists 2018.  Prizes will be awarded to the winners in each category for their poems, ...

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Anne Aldersley – Mr Rhino’s Animal Army

Fowey Hotel

Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Price: £5.00, Under5's free

Sorry, This event has been Cancelled

Each year, September 22nd heralds World Rhino Day, an occasion that encourages people to raise funds and awareness about the plight of endangered rhinos.  In 2016, ...

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Susan Soyinka – Albert Reuss in Mousehole: The Artist as Refugee

Fowey Town Hall

Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Price: £8.00

A compelling account of the life and work of Jewish artist Albert Reuss (1889-1975). Born in Vienna, he fled to England in 1938 to escape Nazi persecution, losing family, possessions and his reputation as ...

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Children’s Comic Book Drawing Workshop

Fowey Parish Hall

Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Price: £6.00

‘Jelly’ comes to the Festival
Calling all cartoonists!  No previous experience required!  A fantastic opportunity to create your own comic strip to take home.  Work with your design team to brainstorm an initial concept ...

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Barrie Gibson Fowey Valley Cider

Fowey Town Hall

Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Price: £8.00

Did you know that champagne was invented in the West Country?  Master cider maker Barrie Gibson uses the same process to make his award-winning champagne style cider here in Golant which he will be ...

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The Rails

St Fimbarrus Church

Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Price: £18.00

Support act Kirsty Merryn

This evening we are delighted to welcome the acclaimed folk/rock band from London, The Rails. Husband and wife team, James Walbourne and Kami Thompson witnessed their debut album Fair Warning ...

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    • What a stunning performance to close the festival tonight. An amazing evening with @kirkycheep and @ridingtherails in such a magical venue. Thank you to our wonderful performers, and to @st_austell_brewery for sponsoring the event! #FoweyFest18
    • Huge thank you to @foweyvalley for sponsoring our penultimate event of the week, in which Barrie Gibson talks about the founding of the company and the beauty of cider making! #FoweyFest18 #foweyvalley #cornishcider
    • Wonderful to hear from @raynor.winn and Natasha Carthew this morning, their fascinating writing experiences are truly inspiring. Thank you to @quercusbooks and Michael Joseph books for supporting this event! #FoweyFest18 #thesaltpath #allriversrunfree
    • It may be our final day, but there is still time to buy one of our official Festival tote bags as modelled here by our lovely student volunteer @rlmthepurplebookworm_97 - available to buy at all of our events today! #FoweyFest18
    • A humorous hour spent with @ninastibbe and @cathyreadsbooks on their careers in memoir writing. Thank you to @penguinbooks and @panmacmillan for supporting this wonderful event! #foweyfest18 #fowey #cornwall #ninastibbe #lovenina #cathyrentzenbrink #amanualforheartache
    • Thank you to @szwimperisart for talking to us today about her involvement in the making of @lovingvincentmovie - the first ever fully painted feature film! #FoweyFest18 #fowey #cornwall #lovingvincent #vincentvangogh
    • Have you spotted our wonderful book swap box yet? Or exchanged a book this week? 📚 #FoweyFest18 #bookswap #fowey #cornwall
    • Wonderful to have the @bookshopband with us again this year! Brought back by popular demand and performing to a packed out audience this evening. #FoweyFest18 #thebookshopband #fowey #cornwall
    • If you want to pick up books by any of the authors at the festival pop into the festival bookshop at the Yacht club @waterstonestru #foweyfest18
    • Getting ready for the Gardeners Question time with our gardening experts. Thank you to @duchynursery for sponsoring the event! #FoweyFest18
    • Now that the sun has returned why not pop along to @the_fowey_hotel between events. They have a restaurant, gin lookout bar and this beautiful view! Serving local produce, afternoon teas and a wide range of drinks they are a great place to recharge. The hotel are proud supporters of the festival and it is with their help that we are able to put on such a great range of events  #foweyfest18
    • Thank you to @veronicahenryauthor for hosting our New Voices Panel with Karen Hamilton, Phoebe Locke, and Guy Gunaratne. Thank you also to @headlinehome for supporting the event! #FoweyFest18