Bagas Degol and Annamaria Murphy: The Winding World
Friday 4th October, 19:30, St John the Evangelist Church, Delabole
Some clocks strike the dawn, some strike midnight, some strike not at all…. The Winding World is based on the true tale of a baby found in the snow in a Cornish cove – a love story set in a community with all its secrets, oddities and humanity. The piece interweaves original songs, stories and soundtrack written by the company.
Schools Day 1: Bookworms (8-11 year olds)
Thursday 10th October, 09:30-14:45, Main Marquee and other venues,
Sorry but this event has sold out.
Our lively workshops for 8-11 year olds will be run by a multi-talented quintet of writers and artists: Liz Kessler, Matt Windle, Sue Field, Anna Chorlton and Martin Brown.
Concert: Gabrielle Ducomble
Friday 11th October, 19:30, St Endellion Church
Gabrielle Ducomble has wowed audiences in Ronnie Scott’s, the Royal Festival Hall and the Royal Albert Hall. We’re incredibly lucky to be welcoming this London-based Belgian jazz singer to St Endellion. London Jazz News said, “Wow. Just wow.” Trust us: you will, too.
Cream of Cornish
Saturday 12th October, 10:00-11:00, Main Marquee
Once again we kick off our first day of grown-up talks with a free cabaret of varied readings from the work of writers with a strong Cornish connection. Last year this proved an unexpected festival highlight and we’re sure this year’s line-up will be just as startling. Your compere will be novelist Patrick Gale.
Workshop: Glenn Waldron on Writing Plays
Saturday 12th October, 10:00-13:00, Stone Barn
Join Devon-born playwright and screenwriter Glenn Waldron for a fun, practical workshop exploring the basics of playwriting. Whether you have an idea but haven’t got round to developing it or want to find some initial inspiration, Glenn will help you explore how to get it out of your head and on the page – from character to stage and setting.
Saturday 12th October, 11:30-12:30, St Endellion Church
This event with Michael Morpurgo has sold out. If you would like to go on a waiting list for returns, please e mail your name, phone number and the number of tickets you require to email@example.com. Additionally, there will be a number of seats available at the last minute, once all advance ticket-holders are seated, if you would like to turn up and queue. The venue being a church, these seats will have restricted view.
Saturday October 12th, Main Marquee, 11:30-12:30
Financial Times and Guardian journalist Adharanand Finn took his obsession with long-distance running to a new level when he uprooted his young family to Kenya to research Running with the Kenyans. Now he has combined his twin passions for travel writing and extreme running in The Rise of the Ultra Runners.
Saturday 12th October, 13:00-14:00, Main Marquee
David Nicholls won legions of readers with his modern romances One Day and Us and is equally successful as a screenwriter both in adapting his own work – Starter for 10 – and that of others – his Patrick Melrose has won him a 2019 BAFTA. Sweet Sorrow is a bittersweet evocation of 1990s adolescence and first love, drawing on his own first love, Shakespeare. He’ll be in conversation with novelist, Patrick Gale.
Workshop: Writing for Children and Young Adults
Saturday 12th October, 14:00-17:00, Stone Barn
In this practical writing workshop New York Times bestselling author Liz Kessler will present a range of writing exercises designed to spark the imagination and explore a variety of voices, points of view and writing styles. The focus will be on writing, sharing and having fun!
Saturday 12th October, 14:30-15:30, Main Marquee
John Boyne’s phenomenal career as a novelist takes a new turn with Ladder to the Sky, a pitch black comedy that comes uncomfortably close to home with its merciless look at the secret inner life of a novelist who will stop at nothing! John will be in conversation with the BBC’s Petroc Trelawny.