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Art Schools & Workshops

We've added this section recently, and will be working hard on adding more information on festivals around the Tamar Valley soon. We already have details of some wonderful festivals that are well worth a visit here:

The Charles Causley Festival

2018’s annual Charles Causley Festival (the 9th one!) is on its way, with an attractive and varied programme offering something for everyone. It runs from the evening of Thursday 31 May  until the evening of Sunday 3 June 2018.

The headline opening attraction for this year is the well-known and well-loved poet and broadcaster, Roger McGough — accompanied by LITTLe MaCHINe, firm Festival favourites who have supported headline poets in previous Causley Festivals. 

Cotehele (National Trust) The front of Cotehele House, Cornwall

Cotehele is a National Trust-owned Tudor house with extensive garden, orchards, estate, quay and working water mill. The garden and estate walks are open daily throughout the year. The house is open daily from April to the beginning of November. The mill is open every day from mid March to the end of October.

Cowslip Workshops

Gallery & Shop. Patchwork / Decorative Art workshops & classes. Cowslip Workshops is situated on a small family-run organic farm, with stunning views of Launceston and Dartmoor beyond.

The Edgcumbe The Edgcumbe tea-room on Cotehele Quay serves light lunches and afternoon tea

The Edgcumbe tea-room on Cotehele Quay is open daily from 10am to 4pm. After a brisk walk enjoy a light lunch and a glass of wine or an afternoon cream tea. Your dog is also welcome.

Callington School of Art

Residential Art School offering mainly 3 or 6 day course in various media. Studio work and location work in the Tamar Valley.

Tavistock Music and Arts Festival

Two Months of Music, Art and Literary Events in Devon’s Top Award Winning Market Town
From 21st April to 7th May 2018

The 16th annual festival in 2018 again features concerts (of a wide range of musical genres), lectures, art exhibitions and workshops, literary workshops and events, theatrical and dramatic performances and an arts market in Bedford Square, under the presidency of the our new President, Andrew Wilson.

Calstock Arts

Calstock Arts is a community arts centre located in a beautifully converted Chapel on the banks of the River Tamar.

We programme a wide range of events including folk, jazz, classical music, comedy, film, theatre, talks and exhibitions. We have a fully licensed bar and pre-event food is now available for some events.

In addition to our ticketed events we also have Gallery Bar Specials. These feature live music and other events from well-known and emerging performers in the south west.