“A New Kind of Festival: for a New kind of Normal”
Welcome to the Charles Causley Arts and Literature Festival 2021l!
Following the success of last year’s totally digital festival, the Charles Causley Trust has decided that 2021 is the year to take it one step further; a hybrid festival. Now what’s that I hear you ask, well, with the current concerns for personal safety for all festival attendees, in accordance with the current Coronavirus Pandemic guidelines the festival will be taking place across two platforms, both the real world and the digital one. What this means for the festival is, while the majority of the events will be online and can be easily enjoyed from the comfort of your own home, a limited number of performances and events will be in person based in and around Charles’s home town of Launceston, Cornwall.
Between 23rd to 25th July 2021, we will be launching our hybrid festival, blending together physical performances from a variety of family friendly outdoor events including Scratchworks Theatre Company: The Grimm Sisters, Miracle Theatres: Star Crazy and Poetry Postie – Sally Crabtree , along with some old favourites giving festival participants the opportunity to explore this historic Cornish Town and while supporting local businesses by following the Launceston Shop Window Exhibition. By Launching the some celebrations online, we can reach out an audience further afield, bringing people together in a time when community has never been so important; Keeping true to Charle’s poetic themes of place and friendship.
As with last year some of the events will be payable and some will be free of charge, however due to social distancing guidelines for face to face events and the availability of online tickets some events may have a limited number of spots so be sure to check out the ‘Cornish Riviera Box Office’ link below to book yours. Once you have chosen the digital events you wish to attend and have booked your tickets (you need to book even for free tickets),, the lovely team at the Trust will send you a ‘Zoom’ link via email, along with any event details. Please have a quick look at our how to access ‘Zoom’ page, if you need any help getting started. As with last year, 2021’s Causley Festival of Arts and Literature will have a digital ‘flip book’ brochure detailing all our events and much much more for you to enjoy.
If you want to hear more, do sign up for our email Newsletter on our website https://causleytrust.org/. So you can keep up to date with any upcoming events, learn more about the Trust along with news on the Trust’s other activities: our poetry competitions, community activities, links with other bodies, and our Causley-related merchandise. So, signing up for the Newsletter is your chance to get ahead on all things Causley, as well as allowing for you to be prioritised for the Festival’s live workshops, and other events. (You can also keep up with the news on the Trust’s social media channels: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.)