Events for Friday 2 October 2020
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Explore the Ancient Art of Chinese Brush Painting
This informal workshop, led by Chinese Brush Painting expert Katrina Stephens, is designed to give everyone, whatever their experience of the art form, the opportunity to experiment with a number of different subjects, ranging from birds and flowers, to fish or fowl to create variety.
Growing Goats and Girls – Living the Good Life on a Cornish Farm
Ever dream of packing up and escaping to a simpler life on the land, just the Cornish landscape and a few cows and goats rising up to greet you each day? When Rosanne Hodin and her husband left city life for the Cornwall idyll, they knew little of farming, the seasons and milking; but over time they found their way, rising to each new challenge and embracing all that the land gave them.
Expect only the unexpected. ‘Always an amazing range of voices and viewpoints in the work of these experienced poets’
The Impact of History on Writing
Dr Ian Mortimer, bestselling historian and historical novelist and Clare Clark, author of five highly acclaimed historical novels, will discuss the impact of history on writing. They consider important questions such as: ‘how do we tell the truth about the past?’ and ‘what is the meaning of knowing our about our ancestors’ lives?’ They debate that to write about the past fully, and draw out some of its meanings, historical authors have to use fiction.
This is your opportunity to learn about Daphne, her life, her novels and Fowey.
The Pottery Cottage Murders
Author and biographer, Carol Ann Lee, will be discussing her writing career and how she investigates criminal cases to pull together bestselling non-fiction. Her latest book, The Pottery Cottage Murders is a gripping, fast-paced account of a criminal case that reads like fiction but is terrifyingly true.
Dark, Salt, Clear
There is the Cornwall Lamorna Ash knew as a child – the idyllic, folklore rich place where she spent her summer holidays. Then there is the Cornwall she discovers when, feeling increasingly dislocated in London, she moves to Newlyn, a fishing town near Land’s End.
Introduction and Q&A with Fisherman’s Friend, Jon Cleave
Festival film night embraces this wonderfully uplifting British film Fisherman's Friends. A 2019 biographical comedy-drama directed by Chris Foggin from a screenplay by Nick Moorcroft, Meg Leonard and Piers Ashworth.