THE ST ENDELLION CAMPUS
Our main venue is the lovely Main Marquee sponsored by Cutfield Freeman – the majority of author talks take place here.
Our Ella Berthoud exhibition, some talks and the evening performances take place in magical St Endellion Church.
Workshops are held in the Stone Barn.
The Café and Jillian Edelstein exhibition are in St Endellion Hall.
The Padstow Bookseller in the Citroen Wells Marquee provides a range of titles by the guest authors. As well as hosting signing sessions throughout the festival, they’ll offer the chance to sign up for whistle stop bibliotherapy sessions with Ella Berthoud on the Saturday and graphology ones with Emma Bache on the Sunday. Just sign up for these in the Citroen Wells Marquee on arrival.
FOOD AND DRINK
The Festival Café is open from 09:30 to 17:30 on the festival Saturday and Sunday, serving delicious light meals, tea, coffee, cakes, wines and beers.
The concert bar is open in the church on Friday and Saturday nights from 18:45.
A light pre-concert supper for £15 including glass of wine is available on Saturday evening from 18:30 with a choice of accompanying salads. Please note that this needs to be booked in advance. Click here to do so or buy when you book for Flats and Sharps.
A new addition to the festival for 2021 will be the Festival Market. Alongside Padstow Bookseller there will be stalls from a range of local companies and charities where you can browse between events, drinking coffee and eating our lovely café food. Stalls will include the Cornwall Craft Association, Wadebridge Beekeepers Association, Rock Gin, the RNLI and the RSPB.
As a new enterprise for us, 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, agents and so on. These are happening in Glebe Farmhouse all day on Saturday September 25 and are free. You can book by clicking this link. As these sessions are highly like to fill up quickly, Literature Works will be compiling a waiting list so that the disappointed can be invited back on another time.
We have two exciting free exhibitions this year, both devoted to creativity and the human face. In the church you can see Ella Berthoud’s colourful series of portraits of authors she admires, some of whom you will meet at the festival! In St Endellion Hall you can enjoy portraits by renowned photographer Jillian Edelstein. Find out more about Ella at http://www.ellaberthoud-paintings.com/ and about Jillian at https://www.jillianedelstein.co.uk/. Some of Jillian’s Water Rats series will also be on display at the Circle Contemporary gallery outside Wadebridge.
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
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.