Thank You

The du Maurier Festival Society offers heartfelt thanks to the du Maurier family and all sponsors, partners, supporters, publishers, businesses, Festival makers, volunteers and visitors for their continued support. Without that support, there would be no Festival.


Principal Festival Sponsor

The Fowey Hotel.


Festival Sponsors

St Austell Brewery; Savills, du Maurier Productions; Fowey Valley Cider; The Chichester Partnership; Jamaica Inn; Q Fund; Duchy of Cornwall Nursery; Waterstones.


Festival Partners and Supporters

The Royal Fowey Yacht Club; Old Quay House Hotel; Fowey Hall Hotel; Fowey Town Council, Ian McCarthy, Kits Browning, St Fimbarrus Church; Bookends of Fowey; Cornish Riviera Box Office; The Well House; St Austell Printers; Kind Design; Rev Philip de Grey Warter; Jon Wright; Regatta Committee; Hazel Bradish; Jane Cooper, Julia Cooper; Mike Redmond; Victoria Clark; Mike France; William Raue; Caitlin Philips, Ambrose Miller; Alison Mouthaan; Helen Williams.


Young Writers & Artists Competition 2018 Sponsors

Bookends of Fowey – Poetry and Story Prizes.
Great Art – Art Prizes.
Atishoo Gallery of Charlestown will frame the winning pictures.


Young Writers and Artists Competition Judges

Poetry – Marj James, Verna Roberts and Lesley McCartney.
Stories – Marian McNeir, Ros Eaton and Sue Strachan.
Pictures – Julian Davies, Debbie Martin and Sue Strachan.
Competition Coordinator – Janet Anderson.


Adult Shrt Story Writing Competition

Competition Coordinator – Chris Bradish.
Guest Judge – Veronica Henry.


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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