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Come along to Fowey Hall Hotel for an informal reading group discussion of du Maurier’s historical novel Mary Anne (1954), with Dr Laura Varnam from University College, Oxford.
Join Mary Harold for a day-long creative printing workshop, using collage, print & paint to create a flock of fantastical birds!
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.
The Smugglers’ Banker
Founder of the Polperro Heritage Press, author and Cornish historian Jeremy Rowett Johns tells the extraordinary story of Zephaniah Job, the ‘Smugglers’ Banker’ of Polperro who masterminded the flourishing contraband trade in one small Cornish fishing village at the end of the 18th century.
Lullaby of Andalusia
The traditions of Andalusia owe more to the wonderfully strange and sensual world of the Orient, than to mainland Europe. The themes of love and death pervade the spicy music and poetry of the region.
IN CONVERSATION WITH VERONICA HENRY
Writer and journalist, Eve Chase’s The Glass House, is a gripping, dual-narrative story about family secrets, lies and belonging, from the acclaimed author of Black Rabbit Hall and The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde.
Join us for this exclusive morning trip up to the delightful riverside village of Lerryn. Kenneth Grahame based some of Wind in the Willows around Fowey and the River Fowey.
SQUARE HAUNTING – FIVE WOMEN, FREEDOM AND LONDON BETWEEN THE WARS
Mecklenburgh Square, on the radical fringes of interwar Bloomsbury, was home to activists, experimenters and revolutionaries; among them were the modernist poet H. D., detective novelist Dorothy L. Sayers, classicist Jane Harrison, economic historian Eileen Power, and writer and publisher Virginia Woolf.
LAURIE LEE - DOWN IN THE VALLEY – THE LOST RECORDINGS
Reflections on love, landscape, writing, poetry, childhood, music and much more, from the voice of one of the great English writers of the last century, Laurie Lee.
with Tina May and The Craig Milverton Trio
Sing and Swing the Fabulous Forties. Join us this evening as internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist, Tina May, and The Craig Milverton Trio take the stage to celebrate the wonderful singers and bandleaders from the fabulous forties swing era.