Welcome to the Roseland Festival

23 April to 4 May 2019

Folk and jazz, history and art, films and photography, choirs and quartets, walks and talks – they are all featured in the diverse programme of events that is the Roseland Festival offering something for everyone.

The Roseland Festival Committee has been working hard to produce an even better festival for 2019. The Committee is small in number but there is tremendous enthusiasm to make the festival even more interesting and appealing. We hope you will enjoy discovering what is on offer and we all look forward to welcoming you to the events which are spread across our beautiful peninsula.

Become a Friend

Our Friends scheme allows you to support the festival.   For just £10, you become a Friend, are invited to the Launch event on Friday 15 March 2019 and can buy tickets for Festival events before they go on sale to the general public. For £25, you can become a Private Sponsor of the Festival and your generous donation will be recognised in our printed programme.   You can find full details by clicking Join Us above or by emailing our Friends Coordinator, Jane Gillespie, on [email protected].

If you are racking your brains for a Christmas present for someone, why not buy them a Friends subscription for the Roseland Festival, an unusual but very welcome gift.

Upcoming events

Edwina Hayes, whom some of you may remember from a previous Festival, will again be one of our guest artists. She is an outstanding folk singer, song writer and raconteur. Geoff Lakeman, a Cornishman who is a major figure on the West Country Folk scene will be performing local songs as well as his own compositions. Kit Hill Billies are also returning after their resounding success last year whilst the ever popular Tresillian Ladies Choir, joined this year by a barber’s shop quartet, Cornish Connection, will perform for us. Ivor Bowditch will once again be giving us a talk in his own inimitable style on Cornwall’s tin mining industry whilst the Fal River Company are kindly supplying a boat for our history and bird watching sail along the hidden stretches of the Fal. Hopefully, it will be warmer than last year!

Dan Sefton, script writer of “The Good Karma Hospital” and “Trust Me” among other dramas, will be giving a talk about his work and for young people there will be a drama workshop. Wild Roseland’s Photography Exhibition returns along with pottery and pruning workshops. These and many more events will, we hope, provide an entertaining and interesting programme.

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