A stellar line-up of from the literary, entertainment, creative and musical worlds has been announced for this year’s Fowey Festival.

They include:

·      Caroline Quentin, well-known actress and passionate gardener, talking about her recently published and bestselling book ‘Drawn to the Garden’ on 13 May at 12.30pm.

·      Louis de Bernieres, author of the worldwide bestseller ‘Captain Corelli’s Mandolin’, talking about his latest novel ‘Light over Liskeard’ at 6pm on 12 May.

·      Robert Hardman, award-winning journalist, broadcaster and international bestselling author, discussing King Charles the man, as well as King Charles the monarch on 18 May at 6pm.

·      Lemn Sissay OBE, Number 1 bestselling Sunday Times writer and official poet of the 2012 London Olympics, talking about his latest poetry collection ‘Let the Light Pour In’ on 16 May at 4pm.

·      Jenny Éclair, stand-up comedian and acclaimed author, chatting about ‘Jokes, Jokes, Jokes – My Very Funny Memoir’ on 15 May at 8pm.

·      Bryony Gordon, Telegraph journalist, pioneering author, podcaster and activist, talking to Radio Cornwall’s Daphne Skinnard about burnout, binge eating, fluctuating hormones and whether mental illness is simply a chemical imbalance on 11 May at 2pm.

·      Harriet Evans and Veronica Henry, both bestselling novelists and former publishing editors, discussing their working processes and their books ‘The Stargazers’ and ‘The Secret Beach’ on 15 May at 6pm.

·      Political broadcaster Iain Dale, former Labour Home Secretary Jacqui Smith and Veterans Minister Johnny Mercer taking part in ‘For the Many Live’ podcast on 18 May at 8pm.

·      John O’Farrell, novelist and film, stage and comedy script writer, talking about his razor-sharp political satire ‘Family Politics’ on 17 May at 8pm.

·      The Overtones, highly acclaimed four-piece group performing their exquisite vocals, perfect harmonies and effortless dance moves on 10 May at 8pm.

In addition, there are guided walks, musical performances, art trails, a movie night and a packed programme of talks and workshops on a wide variety of topics.

“Brenda Daly, our Festival Director, has done an excellent job of pulling together a really exciting event schedule,” said Lynn Goold, Festival Chair.

“As ever, we are very grateful to our sponsors, Friends, audience and the amazing team of volunteers who give up their time to make the festival happen each year. We honestly couldn’t do it without them.”

Fowey Festival runs from 10-18 May inclusive, and booking is now open. For more information, visit www.foweyfestival.com