Programme of Events
Friday 12th June 2015: Indian King Poets; Sophie Hannah; Simon Hall; Lee Weeks; Andrew Beasley; Jon Cleave; Story Republic; Jill Batters; ‘The Ballad of Charlotte Dymond’ Field Trip; Launceston Walk; Philip Marsden; and Ian Dunlop.
Saturday 13th June 2015: Jenny Balfour; Nick Arnold; Brian Patten, with The Bookshop Band; Laurence Green; Children’s Poetry; Armand Goulipian; Food & Drink Festival; Charles Causley Walk; Luke Thompson; Alyson Hallett and Kathryn Simmonds; Carolyn McGivern; Barry Newport; and Stephen Keyworth.
Sunday 14th June 2015: Anna Maria Murphy and Bagas Degol; Jane Darke and ‘Poet’ preview; Charles Causley Walk; Launceston Youth Theatre; Barefoot in Ruins; Alison Penno; Gardeners’ Question Time; Rachel Lambert; Open Gardens; and ‘Testament of Youth’.
Mordon: an exhibition by Jack Matthews, at No. 8 Westgate, Launceston
Do you grow tired, sea?
Are you weary ever
When the storms burst over your head?
from ‘Morwenstow’ by Charles Causley
Jack Matthews has encapsulated his lifelong love of the sea in a new photographic series ‘Mordon’ (Cornish for sea wave). The series aims to explore the raw energy and beauty of the Cornish coastline, blurring the lines between land and sea, inviting the viewer to question the boundaries between photography and painting.
Seeing Words, Marking Time: at Terra Verte Contemporary Art Gallery, Pooleys, Altarnun
A special exhibition to coincide with the Festival by artists who use words – inspired by poetry, slogans or history; the aesthetics of letterpress, sketch notes to self, a diary; tracking the moon or the shipping forecast; and a 15-year old collection of words as a personal enquiry
Gwynngala Exhibition: Otho Peter Room at The Town Hall, Launceston
Established in Launceston in 1996, the Gwynngala group of artists has exhibited extensively in and around Cornwall and Devon. A regular feature of the Charles Causley Festival, the group’s exhibition will feature an inspiring and varied collection of work including painting, sculpture, jewellery and ceramics.
Pop-Up Gallery: Launceston Tourist Information Centre, White Hart Arcade, Broad Street, Launceston
Figures full of colour, movement and wit, in room and landscape. Paintings, drawings and prints for sale by local artists Stephen Keyworth, Nicola Johnson and Peter Davies, in a bite-sized pop-up gallery.
[You can also see a sub-page with some of the photos taken around the 6th Causley Festival, in 2015: use the separate page link on the site menu, to the left.]