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Choir Workshop

Andy Virr

Tuesday 29 September, 10:00am-12:00pm

Tap into your inner Glee and Malone for a Pitch Perfect morning session of singing. Hospital Consultant and Fowey River Singers’ Musical Director, Andy Virr, has a passion for all things choral.

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Round Table with Veronica Henry

How to Write a Bestseller

Tuesday 29 September, 10:00am-12:30pm

In this intimate workshop, bestselling author Veronica Henry gets under the bonnet of her 21st novel, A Wedding at the Beach Hut and describes her writing process in detail, from the first light bulb moment to the final polish.

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Dr Laura Varnam

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: Introducing a Medieval Masterpiece

Tuesday 29 September, 11:00am-12:00pm

Dr Laura Varnam is known at the Festival as a du Maurier expert but in her day job she teaches Medieval English Literature at University College, Oxford. Over the past few years Laura has entertained festival-goers with tales from Geoffrey Chaucer, the Anglo-Saxon poet of Beowulf, and the medieval mystic Margery Kempe.

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Truro School Senior Chamber Musicians

Lunchtime Recital

Tuesday 29 September, 12:15pm-1:00pm
Free Entry, donations welcome

Truro School’s talented senior chamber musicians present a short recital of music from the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Raynor Winn

The Wild Silence

Tuesday 29 September, 2:00pm-3:00pm

We are delighted to welcome back to the Festival, Raynor Winn, author of The Salt Path, in which she and Moth go out to find the sea, the windswept and wild coastline, to find a way through homelessness, to find themselves again.

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St Sampson’s Circle

Tuesday 29 September, 2:00pm-4:45pm

Join Mark Camp as he makes a rare venture across the River Fowey to explore the lanes and pathways of St Sampson’s Parish

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Adult Short Story Awards Presentation

Tuesday 29 September, 3:00pm-3:15pm
Free entry

Following on from Raynor Winn’s event, as guest judge for this year’s Adult Short Story Competition, she will be announcing the winners and presenting the prizes.

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Gill Hornby


Tuesday 29 September, 4:00pm-5:00pm

Fans of Jane Austen will delight in Gill Hornby's new book Miss Austen .

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The Story Republicans


Tuesday 29 September, 6:00pm-7:00pm

The Story Republicans are a colourful band of tale-telling troubadours who are wowing audiences with songs, short stories and poetry with a strong Cornish flavour.

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Turin Brakes

Acoustic Show

Tuesday 29 September, 8:00pm-10:00pm

The estimable London 4-piece Turin Brakes are touring an acoustic show in 2020 in-between playing their full electric set at a handful of festivals in the Summer. They are playing a range of songs spanning their 20-year career which includes seven top 40 singles and 6 top 40 albums with sales over a million worldwide.

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