A Date for Your Diaries
The Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature 2024 will take place from 10th – 18th May 2024, when we will again all meet up in Fowey for another interesting, entertaining, and fun-packed Festival in beautiful Cornwall. The sun shone down on us for the whole of this year’s Festival, so let’s look forward to another sunny week in Fowey in 2024.
An Update on the Fowey Festival Short Story Competition of Adults 2023
We are delighted to tell you that the winning entry and the runner-up of the Fowey Festival Short Story Competition for Adults are now available for you to read on the Fowey Festival website.
The challenge for this year’s short story competition was to write a story with the title I’ll Never Be Young Again, which was the title of Daphne du Maurier’s second novel, published in 1932.
This year the organisers received a splendid 68 entries.
The winner of first prize was Iqbal Hussain, who received his award of £250.00 from the much loved and highly acclaimed author of The Salt Path and two other novels, Raynor Wynn. Raynor described Iqbal’s story as “the standout winner”. The runner-up was Julie Evans, who won £100.00.
To read the two winning stories, please click here.
Be sure to keep a look out for the theme of the 2024 competition, which will be announced at the end of the year.
An Update of the Fowey Festival Awards for Young Writers and Artists 2023
Children and young people from ages 4 to 16 were invited to enter the Fowey Festival Awards for Young Writers and Artists Competition 2023. Entrants could write a poem, a short story or a factual piece, or they could enter a picture on the theme of Celebrations!
There was a tremendous response from the youngsters of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, with a total of 386 entries being sent in, either through their schools or individually.
A list of the winning entries is on the Fowey Festival website. Please click here.
The 2024 competition will be announced early in the new year, so keep a lookout for the announcement of next year’s theme.
A Round-Up of Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature 12th – 20th May 2023
The 25th Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature has come to an end, and we thank everyone responsible for making the event such a great success. The sun shone on Fowey for the entire Festival and a good time was had by all. To read an article giving you highlights of the Festival, please click here.
Fowey Festival Awards for Young Writers and Artists Presentation Day
Winners of the Fowey Festival Young Writers and Artists Awards Competition attended a workshop following their Awards Ceremony on Saturday 29th April. At the workshop, led by Cornwall-based artist Sean Hewitt, the children created a beautiful collaborative piece of art which they called Lemon Sails. To read more about the Awards Ceremony and workshop, please click here.
Lemon Sails will be displayed in Fowey River Gallery shortly and will be auctioned during Festival Week to raise funds for the Festival.
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 10th - 18th May 2024. 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.
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