Next month will see major names including Tony Hawkes, Robert Powell, Jonathan Dimbleby, Fern Britton and Ken Livingstone headline the 11-day Fowey Festival of Words & Music, home of Daphne du Maurier, the acclaimed author.
As well as nationally and internationally known writers and TV presenters, the festival (8th – 18th May) will play host to a range of musicians including the string quartet group Bond, YolanDa Brown and band, Lau, and Graham Gouldman’s ‘Heart Full of Songs’.
Over 140 separate events will take place over the 11 days including a programme of talks, exhibitions, workshops, guided walks, river cruises and community activities attracting the great and the good from the world of literature, music and entertainment.
Fans of du Maurier can stay opposite the cottage where she wrote Hungry Hill, holidaying in Farthings, a 200 year old former pilchard store above Readymoney Cove. This stunning four bedroom cottage for six is situated in a tiny hamlet with just seven other houses and sits above an enchanting sandy bay with its own swimming platform 20 metres off shore.
Farthings has good access to the National Trust Coastal Path and to Fowey town centre. A week over the Daphne du Maurier Festival can be booked from £1,039. Weeks are available from 4th and 11th May.
For more information on the Festival visit www.dumaurierfestival.co.uk.