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20 May 2012

Daphne Du Maurier Festival

Ten days of entertainment featuring star names, talks, walks, theatre and concerts celebrating the town’s most famous literary resident, the author Daphne Du Maurier.

One of Cornwall’s most famous events, the Du Maurier Festival attracts the great and the good from the world of literature and entertainment. Over the years it has sparkled with star names such as Ann Widdecombe, Jo Brand, Tim Rice and Russell Howard. The festival marquee is the main venue for book talks, stand-up comedy and live music, while other venues around the town host lots of events including theatre and classical concerts. The countryside around the town’s magnificent harbour is the setting for guided walks and river cruises that take in many locations that have been inspiration for other famous novelists like Arthur Quiller -Couch, Leo Walmsley and Wind in the Willows author Kenneth Grahame.

The festival is an opportunity for visitors to explore the historic town and the stunning scenery that surrounds it and why the area has been a rich source of material for so many writers. Join the intimate gatherings when novelists bring their works to life, find out more about popular TV programmes with the people who make them, hear politicians talk about life at Westminster , enjoy famous comedians as they punctuate the festival with lots of laughter and there’s’ plenty of music to keep you entertained, too.

From the 9th - 20th May

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