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The town of Fowey on the south coast of Cornwall is located on the mouth of the Fowey river about 20 miles west of Plymouth, and 5 miles east of St Austell. Fowey Regatta is held in August and in May the town is the backdrop for the Fowey Festival of Words and Music.

Commercially, Fowey is known as a China Clay port. Fowey is a deep water harbour and in recent years Fowey had been one of the largest exporting ports in the United Kingdom in tonnage terms, with exports of clay in excess of 1.8 million tonnes in 1989. Over 40% of all cargoes handled in the South West passed then through Fowey.

The port hosted its longest ship, the Cruise liner Boudicca at 205 metres length overall in August 2007. The Commissioners are keen to increase cruise liner visits.  Passengers enjoy visiting the many beautiful local attractions including the Eden Project, Heligan Garden & National Trust properties.

Upcoming Events

Fest of Art & Litrature - Friday 08 May 2020 to Friday 15 May 2020

Fowey Festival or Art & Literature

Taking place in various locations in Fowey, Cornwall’s premier literary festival will once again feature a diverse range of authors, speakers, musicians, and artists. 

Organised by the du Maurier Festival Society, it is staged in the beautiful riverside town of Fowey, which was home to Daphne du Maurier and Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch and also asociated with Wind in the Willows author Kenneth Grahame. 

A highlight of the regional calendar and one of the most significant festivals in the UK, promises an equally impressive line-up of literary and musical talent at a wide range of choice locations in and around one of Cornwall’s most scenic riverside settings.  

It is a must do event with something for everyone, not just book lovers. Come and enjoy, have fun and laugh together. Be inspired! Keep up to date with developments and look out for the 2020 programme HERE.

01726 832580

The du Maurier Festival Society
74 Lostwithiel Street
PL23 1BQ