The Charles Causley Trust are delighted to announce they have secured another two years of funding for their new project Ignite from Arts Council England. The Ignite project funding will enable the Trust to continue to carry out the essential work of keeping alive the memory of the late Cornish poet Charles Causley as well as to promote writing and the arts in the community and region in which he lived as well as to diverse audiences nationally and internationally.
Over the next two years the funding will be invested in a whole host of projects such as continued development of Cyprus Well, Charles Causley’s House in Launceston, Cornwall, and its preservation and interpretation for future generations, creating opportunities for writers and communities to develop and connect through a programme of residencies, competitions and events, as well as new initiatives to strengthen its academic and community links both locally and nationally.
Director of The Charles Causley Trust, which also incorporates The Causley Festival of Arts & Literature, Kate Campbell said she is delighted that the work they have been doing won’t have to stop mid flow. “We were incredibly fortunate in that confirmation of our funding came through just before the pandemic sent us all into lockdown. We haven’t had to furlough any staff or stop our work – we’ve just had to have a good look at how we are going to do some of the things we have said we will do and we have lots of exciting plans for the next two years for everyone and anyone who would like to get involved”.
The Ignite Project will support the ever-popular annual Charles Causley festival that takes place annually in Launceston, hosting a range of writing and art workshops, readings, guided walks and music performances. The festival was scheduled to take place 24th-26th July and rather than cancelling the much loved and well attended event due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the festival committee have decided to host a completely digital arts and literature festival! ”We wanted to see if we could give the community something to look forward to so we have been working out how to switch our festival online” explained Kate. “It has been a challenge but we have lots of fantastic events lined up and we would encourage everyone, young and old to keep an eye out on our website for details of the programme of events. There will be something in there for everyone to enjoy.”
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