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Programme for the 2018 Charles Causley Festival: shown by date and time

[Events are listed for each day in their order of starting. Please also see the bottom of this list for exhibitions, which run throughout the Festival period. To see the Festival programme by type of event, please CLICK HERE . ]

 

You can download and print your own copy of the full Festival brochure if you CLICK HERE . [Please note that this is a PDF document, and because it has many full-colour visuals, it’s very large — 6.7MB.]

 

Thursday 31 May 2018

Opening event!  Roger McGough, supported by LiTTLe MaCHiNe: 8.00-10.00pm, at Launceston Town Hall, Western St. For more information, and to book, please CLICK HERE . This event is kindly sponsored by WBW Solicitors — CLICK HERE  to visit their website.

Friday 1 June 2018

*  Guided historic Launceston town walk (‘with added Causley!’), with Rob Tremain: 10.30am-12 noon, leaving from Launceston Castle main gate, on Western Road. For more information, and to book, please CLICK HERE .

*  Word Factory — Short Story Club (writing workshop), with Cathy Galvin and Emma Timpany: 10.30am-12.30pm, at Jericho’s Kitchen, Liberty House, Westgate Steet. For more information, and to book, please CLICK HERE . For a free advance copy of the story to be used in the workshop, please e-mail:  cathy@thewordfactory.tv .

*  Print-making workshop, with Karen Howse: 2.00-4.30pm at the Gateway Centre (ground floor), Madford Lane. For more information, and to book, please CLICK HERE .

*  Word Factory — ‘The Never-ending Idea Machine’, a writing masterclass with Adam Marek: 2.00-5.00pm at Jericho’s Kitchen, Liberty House, Westgate Street. For more information, and to book, please CLICK HERE .

*  The Tregadillet Songbirds in concert — a recital from a local amateur choir: 2.30-3.15pm at St. Mary’s Church, Northgate. For more information (no booking necessary), please CLICK HERE .

*  ‘And why have you brought me children’s toys?’ — readings, and reflections on Causley’s poetry, by Matt Bryden: 5.00-6.00pm at Cyprus Well, Ridgegrove Hill. For more information, and to book, please CLICK HERE .

*  Word Factory — ‘The Cornish Renaissance’ literary salon: 6.00-8.00pm, at Jericho’s Kitchen, Liberty House, Westgate Street. For more information, and to book, please CLICK HERE .

*  Film night — ‘I am the Song’ Access Theatre’s short, followed by ‘My Cousin Rachel’ with Rachel Weisz: 7.00-7.30, and 8.00-10.00pm, at Launceston Town Hall, Western Road. For more information, and to book, please CLICK HERE .

*  ‘Polyphon’ — multi-instrumental contemporary folk musician and singer Luke Daniels in concert: 8.00-10.00pm at No. 8, Westgate Street. For more information, and to book, please CLICK HERE .

 

Saturday 2 June 2018

*  Food and Music Fest, with many stalls (plus entertainment): 11.00am-6.00pm, in the Town Square. For more information (no booking necessary), please CLICK HERE .

*  ‘Pop in for Poetry’, ‘Lego with Causley’ and the Cornish Language — drop-in sessions for children, with Annie Fisher: 10.00am-noon, at Launceston Library, Bounsalls Lane. For more information, please CLICK HERE .

*  Guided Causley landmarks and poems walk, with Jane Nancarrow: 10.30am-12 noon, leaving from Eagle House Hotel entrance on Castle Street. For more information, and to book, please CLICK HERE .

*  ‘Surfing the Crowd’ — a reading, and a talk on publishing through crowd-funding, by Lulu Allison: 12 noon-1.00pm, at Launceston Town Hall (Guildhall). For more information, and to book, please CLICK HERE .

*  ‘Jacob Grigg, Cornwall’s First Missionary’ — a talk by Stephen Dray: 12.15-1.15pm, at the Christian Bookshop, Westgate Street. For more information, please CLICK HERE .

*  ‘Talking Town’ — Rosemary Walters on Causley’s poetry about Launceston: 1.30-2.30pm, at Launceston Town Hall (Guildhall), Western Street. For more information, and to book, please CLICK HERE .

*  ‘Diggory Piper, the Worst Pirate Ever!’ — puppet-show/puppet workshop by Little Trebiggan:  2.00-3.00pm and 3.30-4.30pm, at Launceston Town Hall, Western Street. For more information, and to book, please CLICK HERE .

*  Lisa Takahashi’s linocut block-making workshop, with a Causley theme: 2.00-5.00pm [n.b.: NOT 4.00pm, as shown in the Festival brochure ], at the Gateway Centre, Madford Lane. For more information, and to book, please CLICK HERE .

*  Malcolm and Sylvia Wright — ‘Charles Causley: a life through his poems’ (an illustrated talk): 3.00-4.00pm, at Launceston Town Hall (Guildhall), Western Street. For more information, and to book, please CLICK HERE .

*  Martyn Oates, BBC South West Political Editor — a talk, questions, a drink (included!), and a chat: 5.30-6.30pm, at Launceston Town Hall (Guildhall), Western Street. For more information, and to book, please CLICK HERE .

*  Mike O’Connor and Barbara Griggs — music inspired by Charles Causley and his poems: 7.00-8.00pm, at Launceston Town Hall, Western Street. For more information, and to book, please CLICK HERE .

*  Sweet n’ Sour — comedy improvisation quartet: 8.30-10.30pm, at Launceston Town Hall, Western Street. For more information, and to book, please CLICK HERE .

 

Sunday, 3rd June 2018

*  Jane Nancarrow and Karen Howse — reading/talk on Causley (Jane N), and showing/talk about work as Artist in Residence (Karen H): 10.30am-12 noon, at Cyprus Well, Ridgegrove Hill. For more information, and to book, CLICK HERE .

  *  Miriam Darlington — a reading and talk, based on her book ‘Owl Sense’ and her nature studies and writings: 12.30-1.30pm, at Eagle House Hotel, Castle Street. For more information, and to book, CLICK HERE .

  *  ‘Edge of the Depths’ — a poetry workshop with Anne-Marie Fyfe (linked to the salon at 6.00pm): 2.00-5.00pm, at Eagle House Hotel, Castle Street. For more information, and to book, CLICK HERE .

  *  ‘The Voyage Out’ — musical salon on writers/the sea, with Anne-Marie Fyfe and Cahal Dallat (linked to the workshop at 2.00pm): 6.00-7.30pm, at Eagle House Hotel, Castle Street. For more information, and to book, CLICK HERE .

  *  Neil Maya Jazz — a jazz evening based on the quartet’s own compositions plus the work of Dave Brubeck: 8.00-10.00pm, at No. 8, Westgate St. For more information, and to book, CLICK HERE .

 

Throughout the Festival period

*  Painting, sculpture, jewellery and ceramics by Gwynngala art group — Thurs. 31 May 2-9pm and Fri.-Sat. 1-2 June 10.00am-9.00pm, Otho Peter Room, Launceston Town Hall, Western Rd. For more information, please CLICK HERE

*  Art exhibition, by Richard Sharland — ‘A Bigger Picture’: open from 1-30 June, Tuesdays through Fridays only, 10.00am-5.00pm,  at the Terre Verte Gallery, Altarnun. For more information, please CLICK HERE .

*  ‘I am the Song’ — exhibition of Bex Bourne’s cover art designs for Jim Causley’s CD: Fri. 1- Sun. 3 June, 10-5pm (Fri. to 7pm), Southgate Arch, Southgate St. (+ two ‘Meet the Artist’ sessions). For more information, please CLICK HERE .

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