Fostering The Arts & Spirituality In North Cornwall

North Cornwall Book Festival 2016

The 2015 North Cornwall Book Festival was an absolutely delight from beginning to end, even when the heating briefly failed or the rain penetrated the bookshop. The two concerts were packed and schools' sequences were so popular that we've been asked if next year primary and secondary schools could have a whole day each! Watch this space... Here are just a few evocative pictures by our photographer-in-residence, Dan Hall, but you can see plenty more by visiting our Facebook page.

Hands raised Tom, Nico and Patrick Ella Berthoud
Children signing session Sue Foster laughing Christopher William Hill in action

The 2016 North Cornwall Book Festival will one again straddle the Cornish and up-country half term weeks, running from October 20-23. We'll be posting details of the programme as soon as they begin to fall into place in the late spring, but already can confirm Helen Dunmore, Jackie Kay, Rupert Thomson, Francesca Simon, Andrew Miller, Gavin Knight and Simon Grennan as taking part! If you'd like to be kept posted, do please click on the Join our Mailing List link at the top of this page. If you'd like to join our happy band of festival volunteers, please e mail Ronnie Wood by clicking here. If you're involved in a Cornish primary or secondary school and would like some of your pupils involved in our exciting schools' programmes, please e mail Lisa Cooper by clicking here.

You can continue to keep in touch with us by following us, and our writers, on the Twitter feed @NcornBookFest or by visiting our Facebook page and subscribing to its events.

A resounding thank you to the 2015 festival's invaluable backers and sponsors. This festival would be a shadow of itself without the generous input of Arts Council England, FEAST, The Dame Violet Wills Trust, The Ernest Cook Trust, Sharps Brewery, Great Art, Sproulls and Nathan Outlaw. If you'd like your business to benefit from association with our little cultural beacon, whether as sponsor of an event of advertiser in our glossy programme, please e mail Catherine Sandbrook by clicking here.

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