Thursday 24th August 2017 will be a day of celebration in Launceston, hometown to one of Cornwall’s most influential poets Charles Causley.
Marking ‘Causley 100’, the town will come alive with festivities highlighting key events in Causley’s life and the impact his work had on Cornwall and the poetry scene at large.
There will be performances by local writers and Cahal Dallat, the distingusihed and most recent Writer-in-Residence at Cyprus Well. Former residents, winners of the Trust’s poetry prizes, and musicians including Jim Causley, Anna Maria Murphy, and students from Launceston College’s music department. Guests can enjoy a guided poetry tour of the town and many more activities to be discovered on the day. The centenary celebrations will be kicked off at Launceston Castle this August and will continue throughout the year building to a finale in December with a visit from Dr.Rowan Williams” on 9th and 10th of December.
The centenary follows the annual Charles Causley Festival in early June and the activities of the Causley 100 writer in residence Cahal Dallat who has been working on creating new musical settings for some of Causley’s poems.
Speaking of the centenary celebrations, Chair of the Causley Trust David Fryer said:
“The Trust is committed to preserving and enhancing Charles Causley’s name and works as well as maintaining and using his former home at Cyprus Well. The Poet is honoured in his home town, throughout Great Britain and internationally. He was a truly great English poet and it is entirely fitting to celebrate , joyously, the centenary of his birth.”
We’ll be joining the Trust at the celebrations and hope to see you there. Everyone’s invited. Click here for your downloadable invite.