12th - 20th May 2023
Fowey Festival Online Winter Auction 2022
The Fowey Festival Online Winter Action ended yesterday evening (Sunday 4th December). It was a huge success raising over £2500.00 and ensuring that many people came away from it having won the auction lot they wanted. It was a lot of fun and the money raised will contribute to making the 25th anniversary Festival in May 2023 extra special.
The Daphne du Maurier website and Fowey Festival thank everyone who participated, either by donating the auction lots or bidding during the live auction.
We look forward to seeing many of you at the 25th anniversary Fowey Festival, 12th – 20th May 2023.
Fowey Festival Wall Calendar 2023
The fabulous Fowey Festival 2023 Wall Calendar is now available to purchase. With
twelve beautiful photographs depicting novels from around the world, it
is the ideal gift for any literary enthusiast, traveller, photographer
or those who simply enjoy great pictures. We have a limited number of calendars. Do order early, so you are not disappointed.
If you would like to purchase a calendar, please click here.
ICalendars cost £10 or £12 including p&p within the UK.
Fowey Festival Short Story Competition for Adults - 2023
Fowey Festival launched its Short Story Competition 2023 on 7th November 2022.
Next year sees the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Festival, running May 12th – 20th, 2023. The Short Story Competition title for the 2023 competition is: I’ll Never Be Young Again. This was the title of Daphne Du Maurier’s second novel, published in 1932.
Entries can be submitted online or by post from 7th November 2022 and no later than 5th February 2023 for postal entries and 5th March 2023 for electronic entries. The winner and runner-up will be announced at a celebratory presentation during the 2023 Festival.
The Fowey Festival board of trustees are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2023 competition will receive £250, with the runner-up receiving £100.
For full details of the competition rules and the entry form, please click on this link.
The Fowey Festival board of trustees looks forward to receiving your entries during this particularly special festival year.
Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature
Don’t forget that 2023 will see us celebrating the 25th Festival since the du Maurier Festival first launched in 1997. So many of you have been with us since the beginning, and it would be wonderful to see you in this celebratory year, so join us for a Festival to remember.
Please note the 2023
Festival dates are May 12th – 20th
The du Maurier Festival Society
Registered Office: 27 Hill Hay Close, Fowey, PL23 1EL.
The formula is still one of walks, exhibitions, talks, workshops, plays and music events but also includes an Art Trail, which gives local artists the opportunity to open their homes and studios to show their work. Another popular addition in the Secret Gardens Programme, through which local people open their gardens to festival goers. The festival also always makes a point of focusing on events to include children.
In 2016 the name of the festival was tweaked slightly, to reflect more accurately what the festival does, and became the Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature. Despite Daphne du Maurier's name no longer being in the festival title she is still a vital part of the proceedings.
We can now confirm that the dates of the next Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature are 12th - 20th May 2023. We will being you news of what you can look forward to and link you with the festival website, so that you can be completely up to date with all festival news.