Come along to The Fowey Hall Hotel for an informal reading group discussion of du Maurier’s fascinating short story collection, The Breaking Point (1959), with Dr Laura Varnam from University College, Oxford. Laura is a du Maurier expert, researcher, and regular contributor to the Festival.
Adrian Holmes is a printmaker whose passion is Japanese woodblock printing. He fell in love with the art of woodblock printing whilst living in Japan and began studying this beautiful craft and its various techniques and forms.
An exploration of the nooks and crannies of this ancient settlement and gateway to Fowey. Bodinnick was the first home of the du Maurier family and where Daphne’s writing career began.
Canon John Halkes, a Friend of St Winnow and a long time adviser on fabric and art to the Truro Diocese and the Cathedral, will give a talk on the Church’s history, Medieval Carvings and the Stained Glass windows.
Born out of extraordinary circumstances, this deeply moving memoir gives insight into one woman’s remarkable journey along the 630-mile South West Coast Path describing how she learned to survive, not only with hunger and blisters, but also homelessness and facing the prospect of a future without her husband who had been diagnosed with a terminal illness.
Find out about the influence of the Irish, the French, the Spanish and the Normans on this medieval church.
John Ruskin, born 200 years ago, was the greatest cultural critic of his age, writing beautifully and penetratingly not only on art and architecture, but also on society and life. But his writings teach us valuable lessons about how to perceive, protect and exist in our world today.
The ways writers promote and sell their books, and the whole promotional and marketing industry around them, depend, to some extent, on the growing body of literary festivals and book prizes.
It is a popular misconception that stained glass windows are always in their original position and have never been moved. The Fowey estuary contains several sacred and secular stained glass windows that have had a colourful history of being shunted between buildings, towns and even counties.
Will Kaufman’s Woody Guthrie and “Old Man Trump” is a song-and-spoken-word “live documentary” telling the story of Guthrie’s battles against his racist Brooklyn landlord, Fred C. Trump, father of the US president.