Charles Causley Festival
Often referred to as the gateway to Cornwall, Launceston is the Duchy’s ancient capital. Nestling under the watchful gaze of a fine Norman castle, the town plays host to a festival celebrating the very best in poetry, prose and the performing arts.
The Charles Causley Festival celebrates the very best in the fields of literature and the performing arts.
How can you take part?
With most events taking place in Launceston’s historic core, it will be easy to walk from one event to another.
There are guided town walks, poetry tents, readings, book signings, music, workshops appealing to all ages and all tastes Most events are held within the town centre, an easy walk between venues We hope you enjoy the festival and help to establish its growing reputation. For full programme details please visit the Festival website.
Did you know?
Launceston son Charles Causley is often described as the best poet laureate the nation never had. Roger McGough, in his poem Two for Charles, said “He sits at the foot of England and tickles its toes!”