NORTH CORNWALL BOOK FESTIVAL 2016
This magical three-day festival of literature, music and workshops takes place in St Endellion in North Cornwall from 21 to 23 October 2016.
From prize winning novelist Rachel Joyce (The Pilgrimage of Harold Fry) to the Scottish poet laureate Jackie Kay and Costa prizewinner Andrew Miller; from graphic fiction to heart-rending memoir; from history to travel; from biography to poetry: there is something for everyone in this intimate festival celebrating all things book-related.
Festival-goers will have the chance to meet familiar and new authors, and enjoy fascinating talks, discussions and readings from some of the country’s bestselling writers, including Patrick Gale, pictured below, as well as from the very best local writers featured in the new, free ‘Cream of Cornish’ sessions.
If you enjoy being creative, there are workshops for adults in producing graphic novels; poetry writing; short story writing; plus creating a notebook, all led by visiting professional authors and artists.
With a dedicated young people’s day, sofa stories and drop-in art workshops for children at the weekend, all the family is catered for.
The music programme brings exciting contrasting concerts. Amadou Diagne (pictured below left) and Group Yakar’s world music mixes smoky, bluesy jazz with Senegalese melodies and percussion. Wild Willy Barrett’s French Connection (below, centre) is back by popular demand. Their wit and irrepressible fun were enjoyed by a packed house last year. Perranporth shanty band Stamp and Go accompany writer Gavin Knight in an evening of sea stories and songs (below right).
In between sessions, you can browse the exhibitions and wonderful bookstall, or visit the bar and café for mouthwatering hot food, cold snacks and cakes.