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Booking for 7th Roseland Festival Underway

Booking for the 7th Roseland Festival, which starts on Saturday the 22nd September, is now underway and guarantees ‘something for everyone’. There are 53 wide-ranging events over the two weeks including literature, theatre, art, food and cookery and walks and there are performances from nationally acclaimed artists, and Cornish artists with national reputations.

Zoë Sheppard, Roseland Festival Chairman, told Roseland Online, “I’m thrilled that preparations are almost complete. Advertising boards, posters and leaflets are all over the Roseland, giving details of this year’s exciting and varied programme of events.”

Tickets are selling well and a couple of events have already sold out. Many shops, pubs, restaurants and other venues around the Roseland have leaflets and you can now book safely and securely online at www.roselandfestival.co.uk, so don’t miss out on your favouritre event.

Zoë added, “I am delighted that so many local businesses are involved, either as Festival sponsors or in sponsoring individual events. Event sponsors often have a key role in providing venues and Hotels, churches and a gallery are some of the unique venues happy to accommodate the special interest events this year. Ruan Lanihorne Reading Room is the perfect setting for creative writing and digital photography workshops.”

Members of the organising committee will be at each event wearing their blue Festival shirts so as planning for next year’s Festival starts immediately after this one, if there is something you would like to see at next year’s Festival, do let them know.

Giant puppets promenading around St Mawes and Portscatho on Saturday 22nd September open the Festival. Wendy and Michal Dacre of ‘Raventales’ – two of Britain’s most witty and lively storytellers – will be on hand to make sure the giants behave themselves and will be bringing their stories to life at St Mawes Memorial Hall with a performance of puppetry and song.

Gavin Robertson will be performing his new acclaimed solo show “Robertson’s Crusoe” on Sunday 23rd September. The show debuted at the Edinburgh Fringe and received a four star review. The Roseland Festival is the first venue for the show’s national and international tour.

A treasure hunt through the beautiful Roseland villages and a concert from the award-winning Mount Charles Youth Band bring the Festival to a close on Saturday 6th October.

For full details of the Festival programme and to book tickets go to the Festival website www.roselandfestival.co.uk. Telephone bookings can be made by calling the Cornish Riviera Box Office on 01726 879500. Tickets may also be purchased in person at places listed in the Festival leaflet.

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