As well as leading national and international writers of fiction such as Joanna Trollope, Anne Enright and Patrick Gale, North Cornwall Book Festival has a host of authors who have all recently published wonderful new works in various genres including biography, poetry and nature writing. The sea, appropriately for its location, features strongly in the programme.
The Festival Café will be open all day serving delicious deli-style light meals, wines and beers. There is a bar in the church for both concerts. On Saturday evening supper is available before India Electric Co take the stage.
A remarkable exhibition of lino prints and wood engravings, What a Relief! is on display throughout the festival, and a bookstall run by the Padstow Bookseller will complete your experience at the one-and-only North Cornwall Book Festival. For all further details and booking information go to www.ncornbookfest.org or phone the box office on 07787 944935.
The readers and writers of tomorrow are not forgotten. As well as the two-day schools’ event (also open to individual children’s bookings), two leading figures of children’s fiction can be enjoyed during the weekend: Jill Murphy of Worst Witch fame (hold onto your broomsticks!) and Horrible Histories illustrator Martin Brown, who gives an action-packed event full of jokes, stories, live drawing and audience participation.
From University of Exeter: Progress towards a fair and sustainable “doughnut economy” is happening at differing rates in different parts of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, according to a new report. Cornwall is the first English county to adopt the concept of doughnut economics, which aims to fulfil the basic needs […]
This summer, motorists across the country will start to see the the standard petrol grade switch from E5 to E10. The current blend of fuel contains up to 5% bioethanol (known as E5) – E10 petrol will see the amount of bioethanol increase to 10%. You should start to notice the […]
Torridge Councillors have taken another significant step forward to realising their ambition for the authority to achieve net zero carbon by 2030 by approving and publishing the Councils inaugural Carbon, Environment and Biodiversity Plan. The plans drafting was delayed by the Covid pandemic but builds on the “Climate Emergency” Torridge […]
From Andrew Darley: I wonder if you are able to locate this photo. I was recently sorting through my late sister’s effects and came across a lot of old black-and-white photos taken by my father. This one was simply labelled “near Bude”. The back story, as I remember my father […]