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Age group: 7+

Location: MID Cornwall


Contact: Fowey

TEL: 01726 833847


Fowey Festival of Words & Music


Centred in Fowey, the Du Maurier Festival, also now known as the Fowey Festival of Words & Music, has a mix of star names, talks, walks and community events. Ten days of entertainment celebrating the town’s most famous literary resident, the author Daphne Du Maurier.


The festival attracts many from the world of literature and entertainment. Over the years people such as Ann Widdecombe, Jo Brand, Tim Rice and Russell Howard have made appearances.


The festival marquee is the main venue for book talks, stand-up comedy and live music, while other venues around the town host lots of events including theatre and classical concerts.


Feel the intimacy when novelists bring their works to life, find out more about popular TV programmes with the people who make them, enjoy famous comedians as they punctuate the festival with lots of laughter and of course there is plenty of music to keep you entertained, too.



The festival is also an opportunity for visitors to explore the historic town of Fowey and the stunning scenery that surrounds it to find out why the area has been a rich source of material for so many writers.



If you like this sort of thing, you may also be interested in the Port Eliot Festival.