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Only a month to go until the Charles Causley Festival of Arts & Literature!

With under a month to go until the Charles Causley Festival of Arts & Literature, take a look at the community events programme, with things taking place in locations across Launceston.


The Charles Causley Trust are thrilled to be working with English Heritage, Launceston Town Council and the Chamber of Commerce on a Community Day of events as part of this year’s Arts and Literature Festival. Throughout the day on Saturday 30th July, there will be a variety of free, non-ticketed activities taking place throughout Launceston.


10.30am – 4pm: Head to the Lawrence House Museum Pop-up Shop Exhibition in Launceston Town Square. An exhibition to draw your attention to the town’s eclectic mix of historic buildings, including a small display of Priory artefacts that has been created in conjunction with Launceston Priory.


Stop by Launceston Castle Green for performances from Launceston Town Band at 10.30- 11am, 11.25 – 11.45am and from 12-12.30pm.


Story Republic will be delivering storytelling sessions at its pop-up’s in Church Street and in Launceston Town Square, beginning at 10.30-11am and continuing from 12.45-1pm and 1-1.30pm.


The Burton Art Gallery’s Art Box will be in Launceston Town Square from 11am-3pm.


The highly anticipated reopening of Launceston Castle will begin at 11am on the Castle Green. This will be followed by Vahni Anthony Capildeo’s Commission Unveiling at 11.15am.


Get to know more about Launceston’s heritage and tour the Castle at 11.30 – 12.15pm, 1 – 1.45 or 3-3.45pm.


Take a break at a Poetry Picnic with Vahni Anthony Capildeo between 12.30-1.30pm on Launceston Castle Green. Then join the Scary Little Girls for a Storytelling session between 1.30-2.15pm.


Singer Bailey Tomkinson will perform on the Castle Green from 2.15-3.00pm. Then try your hand at being a Town Crier with Launceston’s Town Crier, Rob Tremain from 3-3.30pm. You can then join Rob on his town walk, beginning at Launceston Castle Green at 3.30pm.


Bailey Tomkinson will perform again from 3.30-4.15pm on Launceston Castle Green and Scary Little Girls will tell more stories from: 4.15-5pm.


Alongside these events will be a programme of digital and in-person events, all of which are ticketed. If you live in Launceston, look out for our Festival brochure coming very soon.


Head to https://causleytrust.org/whats-on/ for more information and to secure your tickets. Follow the Causley Trust (@causleytrust) on social media for news and Festival updates.

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