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    Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature

    As proud sponsors of the Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature we are delighted to announce that this year’s event is set to be better than ever. The 2017 festival will start on the morning of Saturday 6th May. This year’s du Maurier luncheon will be held in our wonderful surroundings of the Fowey Hotel, commencing with a drinks reception at 12.30pm, followed by a two course lunch and coffee. We are privileged to have with us Robin Lustig who will be delivering the 2017 luncheon address.  The festival promises a varied selection of events from a creative writing course to talks and panel discussions to musical evenings.

    Events at The Fowey Hotel

     Saturday 6th May 

    1. Drinks Reception & Lunch
    12:30 – 14:00
    This year’s du Maurier luncheon will be held in our wonderful surroundings of the Fowey Hotel, commencing with a drinks reception at 12.30pm, followed by a two course lunch and coffee. We are privileged to have with us Robin Lustig who will be delivering the 2017 luncheon address.

    Sunday 7th May 

    2. Reading Group – The Scapegoat by Daphne du Maurier with Dr Laura Varnam
    11:00 – 12:00

    Come along to the Fowey Hotel for an informal reading group discussion of du Maurier’s 1957 novel The Scapegoat, with Dr Laura Varnam from University College, Oxford. Laura is a du Maurier expert, researcher, and a regular contributor to the Festival. The reading group will be a relaxed and informal opportunity to discuss and share ideas about this fascinating du Maurier novel. Please can participants have read the novel; no further preparation is necessary. Just bring yourself, your copy of the novel, and your enthusiasm for du Maurier! NB numbers limited to 30.

    Tuesday 9th May

    3. Festival Lunch with Award Winning Chef, John Burton-Race
    Join award-winning chef John Burton-Race, for a fabulous two-course lunch and a glass of wine. John has chosen the menus specifically with the Festival lunch in mind. John Burton-Race has announced his partnership with Richardson Hotels, which has resulted in the new restaurant John Burton-Race at the Grosvenor Hotel in Torquay. With an emphasis on local produce, exciting menus and innovative wine pairings. Visit The Fowey Festival website to Book Online.

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    NB Please contact the Fowey Hotel on 01726 832 551 with any special dietary requirements.

    4. Edible Seaweed Foray with Rachel Lambert
    11:00 – 13:00
    (meet at The Fowey Hotel)
    Join award winning author and foraging guide, Rachel Lambert, on a practical, hands-on (or in, rock-pools) seaweed foray down to Readymoney Beach. Learn about the amazing qualities of seaweeds, their diverse flavours and versatility in the kitchen. Rachel has been teaching foraging, with a special interest in seaweeds since 2007, and is renown for her accessible and inspiring approach. She is the author of Seaweed Foraging in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (2016), and Wild Food Foraging in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (2015).

    Wednesday 10th May

    5. Reading Group – The Flight of the Falcon by Daphne du Maurier with Dr Laura Varnam
    9:30 – 10:30
    Come along to the Fowey Hotel for an informal reading group discussion of du Maurier’s 1965 novel The Flight of the Falcon, with Dr Laura Varnam from University College, Oxford. Laura is a du Maurier enthusiast, researcher, and a regular contributor to the Festival. The reading group will be a relaxed and informal opportunity to discuss this brilliant and lesser-known du Maurier work. Please can participants have read the novel; no further preparation is necessary. Just bring yourself, your copy of the novel, and your enthusiasm for du Maurier! NB numbers limited to 30.

    Want to stay for the Festival or just want to experience the beauty of Fowey for yourself? Check our availability here, or be the first to hear about our news and offers by signing up to our newsletter. 

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