Friday, 4 June 2010

Causley Festival tomorrow in Launceston

Tomorrow sees the first ever Charles Causley Festival in Launceston.

The Festival is named in honour of Charles Causley, Launceston's most famous son and one of the UK's finest poets. There will be a range of events throughout the day including book signings and readings, a poetry walk, art exhibition and cream tea.

The event is a pilot project for what will hopefully become an annual event. It's not meant to be solely about poetry or about Charles Causley - although both will always be key to the festival. The event is for all ages and backgrounds and as many events as possible will feature local writers and artists.

I very much hope that this will be a success and would invite all local residents to give it a go and attend at least one event. Congratulations to Town Clerk Rita Skinner and her team for getting it off the ground and many thanks to everyone who is taking part.

I've supported the festival through two grants using my Cornwall Council community grants pot.

You can find out more about the Festival, get a full programme of events and fidn out more about Charles Causley himself here.

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