Fostering The Arts & Spirituality In North Cornwall

What's On

'Blessings' - A Reflective Day led by Revd Peggy Rowett
Saturday 7 May, 10am - 3pm, St Endellion Church

BlessingsRevd Peggy Rowett is one of the first 10 women to be ordained priest in Truro Cathedral and a gifted spiritual director and leader of Quiet Days. Reflecting with thankfulness on the fullness of God's blessings. 'Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name.' The day will include reflective music, prayer, two addresses and time for silence on the theme of God's blessings to us.

Cost £10 payable on the day, drinks provided, bring a picnic lunch.
Registration and coffee 10.00 -10.30 in St Endellion Hall.
It helps to know numbers in advance, so if you're definitely coming please email rev.judith@btinternet.com.

The Endelienta Poetry Group
10.00-12.00 Stone Barn, St Endellion, PL29 3TP

This small friendly group meets monthly for poetry appreciation as well as to write together and bring work for constructive but critical comment. We also invite guest poets on a quarterly basis. It normally meets on the second Saturday of each month, with occasional alterations to accommodate specific events.

Cost: £7 full/£5 concessions payable on the day.

The next meeting is on May 14th.

Madrigals Workshop with Helen Porter
Saturday and Sunday 21 and 22 May, St Endellion & Port Isaac

Helen Porter conductingThis very popular May madrigals and part-songs weekend, run by singer and musical director Helen Porter (see www.helenportermusic.co.uk) comes to St. Endellion for the first time. During the weekend we will sing a diverse range of madrigals and part songs in harmony ranging from the 1600s to the present day. The weekend attracts singers from all over Cornwall, many of whom belong to other choirs, and the standard is high. Practice recordings and scores are available for those who don't read music and would like to do some preparatory work in advance of the weekend. The workshop will take place at St Endellion and/or Port Isaac (details tbc) and will end with a public performance at St Endellion Church on Sunday afternoon.
Participation will cost £50 per person. To book a place simply click on the Add to Cart button. This will let you pay for your place by Paypal or a card. Alternatively you can contact Ian Sandbrook on ian.sandbrook@btinternet.com or by phone 01840 214613 before 6th May.

Photographic Exhibition- Wadebridge & District Camera Club
28 May to 5 June, St Endellion Hall

birdThis exhibition of striking photographs will include images of the extraordinary nature and wild life in North Cornwall. Peter will supply an expanded version in due course.

Established in 1949, Wadebridge & District Camera Club has become one of the premier clubs in Cornwall and the South West. It's members have achieved many top distinctions and awards in the leading Photographic Associations and many are regular successful entrants in National and International competitions. The Club is open to anyone interested in photography, whatever their level of skill or medium used.

'Come now, a roundel and a fairy song' – K'antu Ensemble
Friday 3 June, 7.30 pm, St Endellion Church

kantuThe early music ensemble K'antu returns with a programme to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, exploring Shakespearian Songs and Dances evoking the spirit of Elizabethan and Jacobean England. With compositions by Robert Johnson, John Dowland, Thomas Morley, broadside ballads and folk tunes quoted in the Bard's plays, their lively mix of music will appeal to Early, Folk, Classical and World Music fans alike.

Readings from Shakespeare will be provided by novelist, Patrick Gale and poet and Kneehigh regular, Annamaria Murphy..

Quotes: "These players are expert without being mannered, vivid without being simplistic, wholly alive to the expressive possibilities of Elizabethan and Jacobean music. I cannot recommend them highly enough." (Michael Dobson, Professor of Shakespeare Studies)

For more information about K'antu go to www.kantu-ensemble.co.uk
Tickets £10, free for accompanied under 16s
For ticket reservations, simply click on the Add to Cart button to pay by either card or a PayPal account. Or, to pay by cash or cheque, you can e-mail tickets@endelienta.org.uk, telephone 07787 944935 or call in at the Wadebridge Bookshop.

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A Poetry Workshop - with Isabel Galleymore & Luke Thompson
Saturday 11 June, 10am - 3pm, Stone Barn St Endellion

Isabel GalleymoreIsabel Galleymore is this year's Charles Causley Poet in Residence; she will be leading the workshop with her associate and fellow poet Luke Thompson.

Entitled 'Landscapes & animals and their relationship with spirituality', the first half of the day will focus on national and local poetry on this theme to include poets such as Jeremy Hooker and Jack Clemo and the second half on international writers such as Les Murray and Don McKay. There will also be time for walking and writing.
Drinks will be provided, bring a picnic lunch.

Cost £15 for the day. For ticket reservations, simply click on the Add to Cart button to pay by either card or PayPal account. Or, to pay by cash or cheque you can email tickets@endelienta.org or telephone 07787 944935
Places are limited so please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

'The Songs of Folk and Legend' – Cornish American Song Institute
Friday 24 June, 7.30pm, St Endellion Church

CasiFrom the Cotswolds of England, to the Fjords of Norway, to the forests of Russia, folk culture and legend have been inspirational for artists, poets, and composers. These beautiful and moving songs will be performed by students from many of America's top schools of music at the end of their three-week course of study with The Cornish-American Song Institute. Their director and head of vocal studies David Sadlier, tenor, has been praised for both his vocal and dramatic abilities and hailed as "one of America's leading dramatic tenors" (Oxford Mail).
For more information about CASI go to www.casonginstitute.org
Tickets £10, free for accompanied under 16s For ticket reservations, simply click on the Add to Cart button to pay by either card or PayPal account. Or, to pay by cash or cheque you can email tickets@endelienta.org or telephone 07787 944935

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Endelienta Ensemble - Beethoven and Schoenberg
Saturday 16 July, 7.30pm, St Endellion Church

endelienta ensembleWe are delighted that Adam Hickox and Rees Webster are bringing a great group of young orchestral players from Cambridge and London to perform a varied concert including Beethoven's 4th symphony and Schoenberg's Chamber Symphony in the Church that they both love so much. Their intention is to help foster the next generation of orchestral players to come and play in the St Endellion Festivals in future years.
Tickets £10, free for accompanied under 16s For ticket reservations, simply click on the Add to Cart button to pay by either card or PayPal account. Or, to pay by cash or cheque you can email tickets@endelienta.org or telephone 07787 944935

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'A Serenade to Music'
Monday 18 July, 7.30pm, St Endellion Church

treglown singersmariaEndelienta is pleased to give support to the Chris Treglown Foundation Fund, a local charity which provides financial assistance to aspiring young singers to pursue their musical education. The fund was set up in 2012 in memory of Chris Treglown, a 23 year old talented singer from Cornwall who was studying with MJUK Music and Arts in Gloucestershire. Pamela Helen Stephen is a patron of the fund.

This year the Foundation will be holding this fundraising concert in St Endellion Church. Hosted by the director of MJUK and international opera singer Maria Jagusz, we can anticipate a feast of classic songs and ensembles from the world of opera and musicals and the greatest composers featuring current and past winners of the Chris Treglown Foundation award, some of the country's up and coming young singers.

More information about the Foundation at www.christreglown.co.uk and about MJUk at www.mj-uk.co.uk Ticket details to follow.

St Endellion Summer Music Festival
From Tuesday 26th July to Friday 5th August, St Endellion and St Kew churches

Another feast of concerts and recitals. Martyn Brabbins will return to conduct Britten's wonderful opera, Gloriana with one of Britain's favourite singers, Susan Bullock in the title role. Berlioz's L'Enfance du Christ, Handel's Dixit Dominus, Elgar's Enigma Variations and Mark Padmore singing Britten's rarely heard song cycle, Our Hunting Fathers, will feature along with much, much more.

Programme details available from early April at www.endellionfestivals.org.uk.

'Scenery and the Supernatural' – The Carice Singers
Saturday 27th August 7.30pm

carice ensembleCarice SingersThis ensemble, named after Elgar's daughter, comprising some of the UK's finest young professional singers, will present a programme based on the forces of nature in the cliffs and coast of Cornwall, featuring Bax, Bantock, Delius, Elgar, Kuula, Madetoja, Sibelius, Stenhammar, Vaughan Williams and Warlock.

Ticket details to follow.

North Cornwall Book Festival
St Endellion Church, Hall, Garden and Stone Barn October 21-23rd

Full details will be posted in midsummer but we can already confirm that this year's festival will feature such exciting writers as Helen Dunmore, Jackie Kay, Francesca Simon, Rupert Thompson, Costa prizewinner Andrew Miller, Simon Grennan, and Gavin Knight. There'll be a full day for primary and secondary school readers, four workshops for adults and concerts by Wild Willy Barrett and, all the way from Senegal, Amadou Diagne and his band. Sign up to Endelienta's mailing list to be sure of not missing out on your tickets for what promises to be a hugely popular programme.

Jackie Kay Helen Dunmore Francesca Simon
Andrew Miller Rupert Thomson

Meanwhile, if you represent an arts organisation that would like to put on a performance, mount an exhibition or run a course with us you can send us an e-mail by clicking here.