Calendar of Literary Events around Cornwall May to October 2014

(with thanks to Helen and Angel at Piccolina for compiling these events – please leave a comment if you would like your event added to this calendar)

MAY

10-17:                         Fowey Festival of Words and Music: http://www.foweyfestival.com/

10-17 tbc:                  St Ives Literature Festival

23-26:                        Bude & Stratton Folk Festival: http://www.budefolkfest.com/

23-1 June:                Fal River Festival: http://www.falriver.co.uk/whats-on/fal-river-festival

30-1 June:            Bodmin Moor Poetry Festival: http://www.bodminmoorpoetryfestival.co.uk/

                                 Poets include Gillian Clarke, Philip Gross, Mimi Khalvati, Rebecca O’Connor,                                              Menna Elfyn and Louis de Bernieres

Book through 01579 362382 or visit the website above.

E-mail David Woolley: davidwoolley.westwords@yahoo.com

 

JUNE

13-15:                         Charles Causley Festival, Launceston: http://charlescausleyfestival.co.uk/

                                    poets include Carol Ann Duffy, John Greening, Alyson Hallett, Andy Brown,                                                Victoria Field, Kathryn Simmonds

 

13-15:                    Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival: http://www.falmouthseashanty.co.uk/

28:                        Golowan Festival: http://www.golowan.org/

28-29:                        cornwall contemporary poetry festival at The Old Chapel, Calstock:                                                 http://cornwallcontemporary.wordpress.com/

                        includes Imtiaz Dharker, Kei Miller, David Morley, Greta Stoddart, Katrina Naomi                         as well as Penelope Shuttle, Alyson Hallett and Moira Andrew

 

JULY

4-19                        Lafrowda Festival, Penzance: http://www.lafrowda-festival.co.uk/

16-20                        PZ LitFest: http://penzance-literary-festival.org.uk/

24-27:                        Port Eliot Festival: tickets now on sale at www.porteliotfestival.com

 

29-8 August:            St Endellion Summer Music Festival: http://www.endellionfestivals.org.uk/

 

AUGUST

22-25:                        Cornwall Folk Festival: http://cornwallfolkfestival.com/

23-31:                        Drawn to the Valley – Artists of the Tamar Valley: http://www.drawntothevalley.co.uk/

26-29:                        Bude Jazz: http://www.jazzfestivalbude.co.uk/

 

SEPTEMBER

6                                  Gorsedh Kernow at Torpoint: http://www.gorsedhkernow.org.uk/english/events.htm

(14-18, 2013)            St Ives September Festival: http://www.stivesseptemberfestival.co.uk/

 

OCTOBER 16-20:    Lowender Peran Festival: http://www.lowenderperan.co.uk/

24-26                        N. Cornwall Book Festival: http://www.endelienta.org.uk/whats-on-book-festival.html

 

NOV-JAN            IKP and discuss T S Eliot Prize shortlist

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