Call Out: writing on the theme of love…

A Call Out to South West poets and writers…

For this year’s North Cornwall Book Festival (10-13 October) Paul Fiddes and Judith Pollinger are putting together a book of poems and short pieces of prose on the theme of Love. They are inviting writers to submit contributions for inclusion in the collection. Please send your submission (Word documents only, max 300 words) by 13th August to

Name your submission file as follows: SURNAME, FIRST NAME, TITLE OF WORK

Please note: by submitting works you allow your work to be included in this one off publication and give the organisers permission to include your work in this publication free of all potential copyright charges.

Endelienta Residencies 2019

Four the 4th year running Endelienta is offering a week long residency to a composer, a writer and a visual artist. The residency week will this year take place from 19 to 26 September 2019.

PLEASE NOTE: The submission deadline has now passed – Further applications for this year’s residency scheme are no longer accepted.


2018 at Endelienta

With 2018 soon to be behind us, we though we’d have a look back at some of the highlights from the year:

Spring Season – 

An amazing opening season saw the brilliant London based jazz trio Malija (pictured) visit us in February to help launch their second album. Hot on their heels, the Truro Cathedral Choir arrived to entrance audiences with sacred music from across the centuries. In March one of the greats of Flamenco guitar, Juan Martin, visited and captivated audiences.

March also saw the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, come to Endelienta as part of the reflective day series to deliver an insightful day on the Welsh poet Henry Vaughan.

Our community outreach work with the Story box culminated in the Spring season, with five schools and two community groups being helped by four artists to delve into local history resulting in the creation of some wonderful pieces of art. More of which can be seen here:

Summer Season –

In Summer we hosted the multi award winning Dante Quartet (above), one of the UK’s finest ensembles. The quartet amazed us with renditions of Tchaikovsky no. 1 in D, Shostakovich no. 4 and Beethoven op 135. Later in the season the Endelienta Ensemble returned to treat audiences to a programme of Prokofiev and Mendelssohn.

Autumn Season –

The autumn season was packed full of treats. In September, Mark Padmore (above) delivered a moving series of music and readings commemorating the end of first world war to a sold out church. In November, Afro-Celtic dance band, Baka Beyond (below) had audiences dancing in the aisles long into the night as they came to St. Endellion as part of their 25th anniversary tour.

Our 2018 artists residency welcomed, film maker Lynn Denison, poet Olivia Lowry and composer Jordan Hirst to the Stone Barn for a week. They were inspired by the beautiful Cornish countryside to create outstanding pieces of work, which were shared at St. Endellion in September.

It was another outstanding year for the annual North Cornwall Book Festival. Visitors from across the county, and further, enjoyed talks, readings and workshops by our own acclaimed novelist (and NCBF Artistic Director) Patrick Gale (pictured) as well as Anne Enright, Jill Murphy, Phillip Hoare, Joanna Trollope, Nina Stibbe (pictured), Natalie Haynes & many more.

We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped 2018 year be so successful! We look forward to being able to continue to bring outstanding events to North Cornwall in 2019. You can see what’s on during our Spring season now.