Fowey Festival of Words and Music
The du Maurier Festival Society is delighted to announce that the 2014 Fowey Festival of Words and Music will be held between Saturday 10th May and Saturday 17th May. The festival will continue to provide an interesting range of good quality entertainment; literary based interviews, presentations, theatre, music, comedy, academic talks, as well as workshops, exhibitions, local walks and boat trips; an eclectic mix to inform and inspire the imagination! Workshops and participatory events will be a key feature this year so that you can join in and learn new skills or even improve old ones!
Exciting News! In 2014 there will be a programme of events for children and families to enjoy. Set in the beautiful grounds of Trenython Manor, budding young writers, actors and poets will have the opportunity to participate in various activities themed on the ‘Natural Environment’. A great chance to ‘Inspire a Generation’ - here in Cornwall.
Events will take place in existing venues in and around Fowey and whilst the Festival Village was a fantastic venue for the last 17 years, financial constraints mean developing a more sustainable model. Changing from a purpose built marquee to existing venues has real benefits including reduced ticket prices, a wider choice of food and drink and non-reliance on the weather, as well as the chance to soak up more of the atmosphere of beautiful, historic Fowey.
The Fowey Festival Friends and Patrons scheme for 2014 is now available, it is easier to sign up and there are more rewards. By becoming a Friend or Patron you can benefit from a discount of 10% or 5% off all tickets for events organized by the du Maurier Festival Society Trustees, receive your programme in advance of those on the mailing list and enjoy advance booking for a maximum of 6 seats for an unlimited number of events. You could become a winner of a £25 voucher towards festival tickets as all Friends and Patrons will be included into a quarterly prize draw. Other benefits include regular newsletters keeping you up-to-date with all that is going on and priority invitations to Society events throughout the year. Patrons can join for just £50 and receive 10% discount and Friends will receive a 5% discount for a membership of £20. It is easy to join just go to: www.justgiving.com/thedumaurierfestivalsociety press DONATE and sign up as a Patron for just £50 or become a Friend for £20.
Over the next few months there will be more information available and we will keep you up to date with all that is happening. We are planning some interesting fundraising events as well, to help support the festival. Your opportunity to join in the fun at an early stage! Do watch out for posters and information on our web site www.foweyfestival.com
The du Maurier Festival Trustees are a small group of volunteers dedicated to delivering a memorable festival for 2014. If you’d like to get involved by offering support or expertise, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact any trustee for an informal chat. Please see our website www.foweyfestival.com for details
The dates to keep free in your diary are 10th – 17th May 2014 for an exciting week of inspiration, fun and laughter, all here in beautiful Fowey. Come and be part of the Fowey Festival of Words and Music 2014.
Accommodation is at a premium during the Festival and we recommend you book early! You can see our accommodation listings here, or call us on 01726 833616 if you would like help in making a booking. We can also help you with train and coach travel arrangements and you should find all the information you need for your visit here.