For the opening event Jane Costin is giving a talk on What Cornwall meant to D.H.Lawence – as we know he lived at Zennor for a while so it will be interesting to hear what influenced him. Robert Dudley-Cooke will be telling us the history of his wonderful Lamorran Garden in St.Mawes; Sue Hennessey will be speaking about the role of Women in the RNLI, a subject on which she is a well known expert.
Towards the end of the first week we have former Portscatho resident, Charles Summers, bringing examples of his current work. Some of you may remember he was an orchid grower and these influenced his botanical paintings. Charles has also been commissioned to paint fans for the Royal Family for special occasions such as for the Queen to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee. He is a man who has been greatly influenced by landscapes, here in Cornwall, as well as farther afield.
There’s drama too in the first week, a newcomer to the Festival is the Cube Theatre who will be presenting ‘Carmen and Mimi’. The Festival welcomes back ‘Owdyado Theatre who were such a success last year, they will be presenting their new work ‘Above Bored’. Both exciting young theatre groups who we are so pleased can fit us into their busy programmes.
The classic event of the first week is Shelagh Sutherland and The Naidirem Ensemble, who have played together since 1976, their repertoire will be of well loved classical and romantic music.
So that’s just a taste of the first week. Speaking to Roseland Online, Andy Thomas said, ‘it’s such an exciting programme of events with a wide range of interests. The Committee are looking forward to welcoming back old friends as well as new’.
Details of events and how to obtain tickets can be found at the Festival Website.