12th - 20th May 2023
Fowey Festival Children’s Programme 2023
The 2023 Fowey Festival Awards for Young Writers and Artists is launched today, 9th January.
The aim of the awards is to encourage young people to engage in visual arts and creative writing to celebrate their creativity and originality.
The competition is open to all children living in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly aged 4 to 16 on 31st August 2023. Thanks to generous sponsorship, entry is free, and prizes will be awarded.
The theme for 2023 is Celebrations!
The challenge is to produce an original picture, poem, short story or piece of factual writing. Responses can focus on any aspect of the theme Celebrations! For example, writing or artwork could celebrate a special event, person, achievement or a notable aspect of the natural world and can be a real or imaginary celebration.
The closing date for the competition is Wednesday 15th March
The results will be announced on Monday 17th April
There will be a Celebration Event on Saturday 29th April (TBC)
For full details, go to the Fowey Festival Website. Please click here.
Fowey Festival Wall Calendar 2023
There are still a few Fowey Festival 2023 calendars left, so if you didn't receive a calendar for Christmas and you still need one go to the Fowey Festival website or click here to order one.
twelve beautiful photographs depicting novels from around the world, this
is the ideal calendar for any literary enthusiast, traveller, photographer
or those who simply enjoy great pictures.
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.