The 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 and local walks; 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!
The program and booking will be available in early March. Keep an eye on www.foweyfestival.com for all the latest information. If you would like to take advantage of discounted tickets and early booking then make haste - become a Patron or Friend of the Festival by going to www.justgiving.com/thedumaurierfestival society
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!
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.
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.
Short Story Competition - Calling all writers! Following it's successful launch in 2012, entries are invited for the 2014 Short Story Competition. Last year saw over 100 entries from all around the world. There is a prize of £100 for the winning entry and £75 for the runner up. This year's judge, once again is Dawn Howarth. She has worked for publishing giant random House, been a literary agent and creative writing tutor. Stories must have a maximum of 1500 words and have the title 'Spark' Any style of fiction is welcome and each entry is £6 Either enter online - www.foweyfestival.com or send for an entry form at Fowey Festival Short Story Competition, Fowey Library, Station Road, Fowey PL23 1JS. Closing date 19th April 2014
Children's Poetry Competition - there is still time to enter, closing date is the 28th February and it is free. The theme is 'inspired by nature' and entrants must include one of the following words in the title of their poem - Wild, Wood, or Water. Enter online or download an entry form at 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 the Festival Society for an informal chat. Please see our website www.foweyfestival.com for details. We have various fundraising events planned - Coffee and Cup Cakes at Pinky Murphy's on Saturday 15th February 10 - 12 Come along for delicious homemade cakes, coffee and a chat as well as a tombola and cake sale. There will also be a film evening on the 25th February - please look out for further details
The dates to keep free in your diary are 10th – 17th May 2014 for an exciting week of inspiration, fun and laughter. Come and be part of the Fowey Festival of Words and Music 2014.