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The Fowey Festival of Arts & Literature returns once again this May, now in its 21st year. The week-long event is Cornwall's premier literary festival and will once again see a diverse range of authors, speakers, musicians and artists. Book a last-minute getaway at one of the best hotels in Fowey, The Cormorant, and enjoy comfortable rooms and fine dining while you immersive yourself in the arts and culture of the festival.

Fowey Harbour, the location of several festival events

This year the festival runs from Saturday 6th May to Saturday 13th May. There are a wide range of events taking place across Fowey at several venues, and there is something to suit all tastes. There will be appearances from the best-selling author Michael Morpurgo, musician and composer Sir Karl Jenkins and broadcasting veteran Robin Lustig, and other events featuring debut authors, book launches, panel discussions, workshops and concerts.

The festival is organised by the du Maurier Festival Society, named after Daphne du Maurier who lived in the area and based many of her works in Cornwall. There will be a selection of du Maurier based discussions, and a screening of the UK premiere of the film Daphne du Maurier: In the Footsteps of Rebecca.

There will also be a Gardeners Question Time panel, and Roger Ryman, the Master Brewer for St Austell Brewery is appearing once again.

The popular Festival Art Trail also returns and promises to be bigger and better than ever before. The Art Trail has local artists opening their studios and galleries, where visitors can come and see a diverse range of paintings, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, photography and paper cut art. 18 venues are taking part, and you can find art inspired by the beautiful Cornish landscape and heritage.

2017 also sees the launch of the Secret Gardens of Fowey on the 12th and 13th May. Ten gardens are taking part around Fowey, including a small Japanese garden and a walled garden with views overlooking the River Fowey estuary.

Head over to the official site here for a full programme of the events taking place when and where. We hope to see you there!

Image by Tony Atkin

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