Fowey Festival 2016 – it’s nearly time
There is an interesting and varied programme of events taking place at the Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature this year. The festival begins on the evening of 6th May and there are still tickets available for many of the events including several relating to Daphne du Maurier.
Dr Laura Varnam makes a welcome return this year. She has built up quite a following over the past few years and her Reading Group events are always popular. Three of her events have already sold out but if you book soon you will still be able to attend her Reading Group on Julius by Daphne du Maurier which talks place at Fowey Hotel on Sunday 8th May at 11am. It will really help if you have read the book before the event.
Professor Helen Taylor, who has supported the festival from the very beginning, is leading the My Daphne du Maurier workshop in Fowey Town Hall on Wednesday 11th May at 11.30am. Participants are asked to bring along a favourite passage from any of Daphne’s works which they will read to the group. They will then tell the group a little about the work that it comes from and why they chose that extract. Everyone will also have the opportunity to describe what Daphne du Maurier’s work means to them. A little preparation before the event would be helpful.
Professor Avril Horner and Professor Sue Zlosnik are experts in the field of Daphne du Maurier and have presented talks at a number of festivals in Fowey over the years. This year their event is called European du Maurier and they will be looking at the novels that Daphne set in European countries such as France, Italy and Greece. This event takes place in Fowey Town Hall on Wednesday 11th May at 2pm.
Look on-line or contact the box office to see what other events still have tickets available.