The 2013 Fowey Festival of Words and Music starts this week. After months of planning, we’re now ready to go. All we need now is the help and support of Festival-goers past, present and future by coming along and enjoying all that this year’s Festival has to offer. Even the sun’s helping us out by making an appearance!
So, if you haven’t booked yet, please make sure you don’t miss out. The majority of events still have tickets available and, to accommodate the usual last minute surge of ticket-buying, the Festival’s Main Box Office will be open to take bookings by ‘phone, in person, or by post on Saturday and Bank Holiday Monday. Fowey’s own Festival Box Office in Bookends, Fore Street, Fowey, will be open throughout the Bank Holiday weekend and, of course you can still book any time, day or night, online at www.foweyfestival.com .
Opening weekend highlights
The Festival starts on Wednesday night (8th May) with a special schools’ concert, featuring children from Fowey Community College and Fowey, Polruan and Lostwithiel primary schools.
There quickly follows a variety of events on Thurs 9th May, including a 50 Shades of Feminism panel event, featuring Rachel Holmes, Linda Grant and Helen Taylor.
Jessica Mann and Matthew Parris will be talking about their recent books and Jim Causley will be performing new songs, which he has composed, setting the poems of his relative Charles Causley to music.
The wonderful Duchy Opera will be performing a concert of popular classics from Carmen, The Merry Widow, The Marriage of Figaro and others.
Fridays events include a talk by Monty halls about his life as a tv presenter, explorer and marine biologist; Murder, Marple and Me, a one woman play about the strained friendship between the writer Agatha Christie and Margaret Rutherford, the actress who first portrayed Christie’s Miss Marple on screen.
Friday’s daytime events conclude with a talk by Stephen Cooper about the remarkable life Guy du Maurier, who combined two unlikely careers as a soldier and playwright.
Friday night has the comedian Tony Hawks introducing a special screening of his comedy film Playing The Moldovans at Tennis.
Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th includes events with Michael Morpurgo, The National Youth Jazz Orchestra, Peter Stothard, Piers Brendon, Ken Livingstone, Liz Fenwick and 10cc’s Graham Gouldman, with a special acoustic concert featuring 10cc’s greatest hits and others written by Graham for other bands including The Hollies, The Yardbirds and Herman’s Hermits.
These are just a few of the events on offer. For full details, check out the full programme here
Please come along and support this year’s Festival. There’s so much to enjoy – see you in Fowey!
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