The dates and line-up have been announced for the 18th Roseland Festival 2024, which will run from April 19 to 28.  

The cultural celebration offers an eclectic mix of events including book talks, walks with local experts, cinema, arts and crafts with local makers, live music, theatre, river cruises and food and drinks event focusing on local produce.  

The jam-packed programme includes talks by two Cornish authors: Tim Hubbard with his new book The Secret Gardens of Cornwall, and Emma Cowell, whose novels (the third due out in June) indulge her love of Greece. 

Food and drink experiences include a three-course farm feast by chef Rupert Cooper from Philleigh Way Cookery School, a crab lunch with Curgurrell Farm near Portscatho, and an exciting new concept for wine buffs: Read Between the Wines, a book club that pairs a short story with three different tipples. 

Highly-regarded Miracle Theatre will perform a magical comedy cabaret quiz night, while one-man band Squashbox Theatre brings a playful swashbuckling children’s adventure to Gerrans.  

The musical line-up features folk singer-songwriters Daisy Rickman and Nathan Ball, off-beat Falmouth Morris dancers The WAD, Falmouth Community Gospel Choir performing in St Just in Roseland Church, and soprano Nancy May at the Tresanton Chapel.  

The Roseland Poets will support Acapella Sounds, plus the Music from the Roseland project will showcase vocals alongside the much-loved Philleigh Folk.  

National Trust Roseland Rangers will offer walks exploring the wildlife of Nare Head and the military history of St Anthony’s Head. A guided tour of Lamorran Gardens in St Mawes promises glorious sea view gardens and home-made cakes, while the Fal River’s Duchess of Cornwall cruise will leave from St Mawes to meander the estuaries and creeks of the Carrick Roads.  

Art workshops include seaweed pressing and a pottery session with ceramicist Fran Osborne.  

A registered charity, the festival is a vehicle for local fundraising and initiatives aiming to improve and develop public education and the appreciation of arts and culture in all its forms on The Roseland. 

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