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Visiting Cornwall's Guide to the
2005 Daphne du Maurier Festival of Arts and Literature - May 6th to 15th

Daphne du Maurier as a young woman
The Daphne du Maurier Festival of Arts and Literature is a community event co-ordinated by Restormel Borough Council. 2005 is the 9th year of the festival and provides an entertaining 10 days of star names, guided walks, talks, drama, local events and free entertainment. The events are set in the picturesque harbour town of Fowey and neighbouring towns and villages.

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How to get there
By Car
From the M5 at Exeter, there is a choice of routes, A38 or A30, of which the latter is now virtually all dual carriageway to beyond Bodmin. From the A30, after Bodmin, take the A391 to St Austell and then the A3082 to Fowey. From the A38, at Dobwalls, take the A390 through Lostwithiel to St Blazey and then follow the signs to Fowey.
Parking in Fowey: the Main Car Park, on Hanson Drive as you enter Fowey from St Austell or the Caffa Mill Car Park, in Station Road, if approaching from the Bodinnick Ferry. Weekly and 24 hour tickets are available, in advance, from Restormel Borough Council (Tel: 01726 223303).
By Rail
All rail services stop at St Austell (9 miles from Fowey) and some stop at Par (4 miles from Fowey). Enquiries: 08457 484950
By Air
Fly to Newquay Cornwall Airport (28 miles from Fowey) - more details on our Transport page.
By Coach
National Express coaches stop at St Austell and St Blazey.
Local Ferries
Car Ferry - between Caffa Mill, Fowey and Bodinnick every 10-15 minutes. Last ferry around 8:40 pm
Pedestrian Ferry - between Whitehouse Quay, Esplanade, Fowey and Polruan every 15 minutes until 6:15 pm. Thereafter from Town Quay, Fowey until 11:00 pm.
Local Buses
A free mini-bus service operates between the Festival Village and the town centre calling at Caffa Mill, Fowey Docks and the Main Car Park during the Festival. It operates between 6:45 pm and 8:15 pm and again from 10:00 pm to 11:30 pm
Other regular bus services operate between St Austell and Fowey, passing through St Blazey, Par and Tywardreath (Timetable enquiries: 0870 6082608)
Access to the Theatre and the Marquee
Both the du Maurier Theatre and Festival Marquee are sited on the Festival Village. Please park in the Main Car Park, Hanson Drive, Fowey. Due to construction works at Fowey Hall Hotel, there will be alternative pedestrian access arrangements to the Festival Village this year. Strictly no access for vehicles. Please follow the signs.
Disabled Access
For details of assistance that can be provided - Tel: 01726 223310 or 223398
Venue Capacity
Festival Marquee - 596     Du Maurier Theatre - 139
24 hour Festival Information Line
Tel: (+44) (0) 1726 223535 - (latest recorded information; please leave a message if you need someone to contact you) or
Write to: The Daphne du Maurier Festival Office, Restormel Borough Council, 39 Penwinnick Road, St Austell, Cornwall PL25 5DR
or email:
Festival Tickets
By Telephone - 01726 77477 - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Mon - Fri
10:00am - 5:00pm Sat - Sun
By mail before the Festival - Daphne du Maurier Festival Box Office, PO Box 20, Fowey, Cornwall, PL23 1WY
In Person during the Festival - at Festival Village, Fowey - 9:00 am to 8:30 pm (from 7th May)
On Line - at

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