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the Fowey festival is on near our Golant hotel

The Fowey Festival is currently underway, after beginning on Friday. The festival events are not far from our Golant hotel and will be running for just a week, with the festival celebrating all things literature and art, with lectures, workshops and music events happening all week long.

One of the many writers, musicians and actors to appear was Robin Ellis, who starred as Ross Poldark in the 70s version of Poldark.

Ellis gave the du Maurier lecture on the first day of the festival. The actor has also worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company among many years in television and theatre. He has also written his own cookery books.

Other people who have made appearance or are still due to later in the week include, Sir Vince Cable, Anne Widdecombe, Mitch Benn, John Suchet and Prue Leith, among others.

A spokesman for the festival said: “The festival hopes to excite and enthuse both residents and visitors to the picturesque harbour side town with year's festival programme.â€

Talks and lectures will be about politics, art, literature, writing, music and cooking. There is to be an evening of music with pianist Jonathan Delbridge performing classical and jazz works, and there will also be an evening of jazz and blues.

The festival will also host a variety of workshops, du Maurier events and a popular arts trail which has run for a few years. Different locations across Fowey are to host the events throughout the day and in the evening. Bringing the festival to a close is Anne Widdecome, who will be discussing her first detective novel, The Dancing Detective.

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Photo by: Martin Bodman

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