THE ST ENDELLION CAMPUS
Our main venue is the lovely Main Marquee – the majority of author talks take place here.
Our Aiden Hicks exhibition, some talks and the evening performances take place in magical St Endellion Church.
Workshops are held in the Stone Barn.
The Café and exhibition are in St Endellion Hall.
The Padstow Bookseller in the bookshop Marquee provides a range of titles by the guest authors as well as hosting signing sessions throughout the festival.
FOOD AND DRINK
The Festival Café is open from 09:30 to 17:00 on Saturday 24th September and Sunday 25th September, serving delicious light meals, tea, coffee, cakes, wines and beers.
The concert bar is open in the marquee on Friday night and in the Church on Saturday night from 18:45.
A two course pre-concert supper for £20 (including your choice of accompanying salads and a glass of wine or non alcoholic drink) is available on Saturday evening from 18:30. Click here to book.
This year, The Festival Market will take place in the Church carpark. Alongside the Padstow Bookseller, there will be a range of stalls from local companies and charities where you can browse between events, drink coffee and eat our lovely café food. Stalls this year will include the North Coast collective, Wadebridge Beekeepers Association, Rock Gin and Bodmin Nurseries.
Following on from their success last year, Literature Works will be offering a day of one-on-one advice surgeries for emerging writers wanting help with all aspects of managing their careers (marketing, publicity and agents etc). These will be happening in our new micro venue, the Festival Camper Van, on Saturday 24th September. As these sessions are likely to fill up quickly, Literature Works will be compiling a waiting list so that the disappointed can be invited back on another time. Click here to book.
On Sunday, the Festival Camper Van will be used by Ella Berthoud to run Bibliotherapy sessions. Bibliotherapy is the art of prescribing fiction to cure life’s ills. Click here to book.
This year we will host a free exhibition of three artists whose projects are united by their elemental attachment to the Penwith peninsula. Amanda Richardson, Sara Bevan and Aidan Hicks work in contrasting materials and aesthetic practices using a common source: the dramatic landscape of one farm on the far western edge of Penwith, West Cornwall. This show combines textile collages of rock and flora, botanical prints, oil landscape paintings and granite sculptures, proving that the common inspiration of a shared location is a springboard for wildly diverse interpretations by artists. The audience will be transported to that ancient terrain where we share the artists’ visions that began with an overgrown clifftop hedge and granite unearthed by the plough. We feel the warmth of the sun and the keen wind, hear the buzz of bees and birdsong above the rumbling surf, and sense the repose of ancestors returned to their granite chambers.
There is limited accessible parking for disabled people in the lay-by on the opposite side of the road from the church. Please book your space in advance by calling 07787 944935.
There are accessible toilets in the Hall and Stone Barn.
There is level access to both marquees, St Endellion Hall and the Stone Barn.
There is no wheelchair access to the Church through the main door – there is a ramp at the North door.
St Endellion is a tiny hamlet on the North Cornwall coast just above Port Isaac. It is on the B3314 which runs between Wadebridge and Delabole. The postcode is PL29 3TP.
BY TRAIN & TAXI OR BUS
Book your train through GWR. The nearest station is Bodmin Parkway. From there you can either take a taxi or the 10 bus (towards Padstow) to Wadebridge, then the 96 bus (towards Launceston) to St Endellion. Please note that the buses are infrequent.
The nearest stop for national coach services is Wadebridge bus station. Details from National Express. From here you can take the bus (see above).
The nearest airport is Newquay. From here you can either hire a car or book a taxi. Most incoming flights to Newquay offer an advance taxi-booking service.
There is extensive adjacent free parking. Signs will direct you there.
The Stone Barn has its own parking area for workshop participants.
These are situated in the Hall and Stone Barn.