There will be no Literary Festival in Fowey in 2020
2nd July 2020: The 2020 Fowey Festival, which was initially postponed from May until September because of the Covid-19 pandemic has been cancelled. The Fowey Festival Board of Trustees have been monitoring the situation throughout the past months, but have now, with heavy hearts, announced that the Fowey Festival will not take place this year.
Close monitoring of the Government’s advice concerning the safety of visitors, speakers and all those involved with running the Festival and worrying financial constraints, have meant that to protect the future of the Festival and produce an excellent event for everyone in 2021, this year’s Festival must be sacrificed. Work continues on the 2021 Festival, scheduled for 7th – 15th May, and it is hoped that some of the events which were to take place in September will be included next May.
Currently, the festival board expect the winter event hosted by Michael Portillo will take place on 17th December 2020, at Fowey Parish Church at 8pm, as planned.
Current membership for Silver and Bronze Friends of the Festival will be extended to 31st May 2021.
Ticket holders will all be contacted, with advice on what to do next about the tickets that they bought for both the May and September festivals.
Depending on Government guidelines, the Board of Trustees hopes to be able to bring festival-goers some one-off events during the coming winter and spring and will contact you about those in due course.
Meanwhile, please stay safe and well everyone, and we look forward to seeing you at the Fowey Festival in 2021.
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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 7th - 15th May 2021. 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.