An evening of entertainment and fine dining

Wednesday 21 March, 7pm at The Writers’ Block and Trevenson Restaurant, Cornwall College

“Chocolate curls, white buttons with coloured vermecelli, pains d’épices with gilded edging, marzipan fruits in their nests of ruffled paper, peanut brittle, clusters, cracknels, assorted misshapes in half-kilo boxes…I sell dreams, small comforts, sweet harmless temptations to bring down a multitude of saints crash-crash-crashing amongst the hazels and nougatines.

Is that so bad?”

Extract from ‘Chocolat’ by Joanne Harris

An evening inspired by the book and film Chocolat through performance and fine dining at The Writers’ Block and Trevenson Restaurant, Cornwall College Camborne.

The evening begins with fine French apertifs and canapés in The Writers’ Block as The Story Republicans entertain and tickle your ears with poetry, song and readings.

You will then be guided to Trevenson Restaurant for a delicious 3 course dinner and coffee, themed around Chocolat and South West France.


  • Confit of duck and walnut salad
  • Pork Cassoulet
  • Chocolate Tart and Raisin Ice Cream
  • Vegetarian options available

The bar will be open and serving French wines.

A sumptuous soiree of fine dining, story and song bistro-style.

Tickets £35 a head, limited places so advanced booking essential 01209 616160.  Please state any dietary needs.

Here’s where you can discover it all and book your places for a range of our events: The Story Republic

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Ideas from the Attic


Ideas from the Attic

A festival of ideas, where they come from and how they are developed, inspired by director, designer, theatre maker, visionary and artistic director of Wildworks, Bill Mitchell. 


Friday 20 April – Sunday 22 April

At The Writers’ Block, Merlin Building, Cornwall College, Trevenson Road, Redruth, TR15 3RD



An exhibition of Bill Mitchell’s landscape boxes, collage and sketchbooks from his extraordinary attic of ideas, the visions and curiosities of his imaginations.

Speakers, workshops, writing, making, Cornish publishers and a human conversation library.

A space to think, converse and create.


Friday 20 April

Skills Development Day

10.30 – 4pm

For writers, artists and theatre makers


Saturday 21 April

Cornish Publishers Day.

10.30 – 4pm

Open to the public


Celebrating the book as a vehicle for harnessing and sharing ideas and stories.

Exhibition of Bill Mitchell’s Boxes and Collage Books plus interactive activity and workshops.

Showcasing Cornish publishers.


Sunday 22nd April

The Creation Day

10.30 – 3pm

For writers, artists, theatre and film makers

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Speakeasy with The Writers’ Block


Well, our February Speakeasy brought a great mix of work shared in many a way. So, we just had to get another one in place and here it is.

Thursday 26 April 2018, 6.30-8.30pm

Are you a storyteller, a poet, a fictional writer, a comic or perhaps a musician? Well, this is where we want you! Come and experience some of Cornwall’s up and coming writing talent and discover the new. Do you want your ears tickled? Then this is the place to satisfy the need, have a good listen and discover what else is out there.

A showcase and sharing event for emerging and young writers. Mid teens, into adulthood and beyond! Short stories, poetry, song and spoken word.

To get involved contact:

To listen, book your free place at

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CPD for Drama and English Teachers

Cornwall College St Austell are really excited to be able to present this fantastic event. In conjunction with Miracle Theatre Company they have organised a continual professional development opportunity for teachers and practitioners. They hope that you will be able to join them, not only to be able to refresh your skills but also to allow you to connect more with others in the profession.

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Cardboard Citizens Theatre

A great opportunity to see some fantastic theatre and support St Petroc’s Society in their campaign to end street homelessness in Cornwall.

Acclaimed company Cardboard Citizens are bringing their theatre to Cornwall for the very first time, kicking off their tour of Cathy – see below for more information and a trailer.

The show is playing on 17th, 19th and 20th March at a different venue each night, so there will be somewhere near you! You can book tickets through CRBO or phone 01726 879500

Please spread the word about this  – and we hope to see you there!

Cardboard Citizens, Cathy


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North Cornwall Book Festival – Volunteers

The North Cornwall Book Festival and its parent organisation Endelienta are run almost entirely by volunteers. We are looking for new people to join our friendly, welcoming team of organisers. If you would like to help us run our vibrant arts programme and hugely successful book festival, we would love to hear from you. We’ve listed below some of the areas where we need help. To know more, without any obligation, please contact on or talk to any committee member.

NCBF Website management
Populating the website with the new programme and all event and ticketing details.

Social Media (NCBF)
Setting up a facebook event for each book festival session, managing facebook & twitter and running ongoing social media publicity campaigns.

Publicity and marketing (NCBF and/or Endelienta)
Marketing and publicity to local, regional and national publications, radio, online publications, specialist interest groups, peer organisations and mailing lists.

Print production & distribution (NCBF)
Co-ordinating print production – preparing copy, liaising with designers and printers.
Overseeing distribution team for distribution of fliers, posters and brochures across the region.

Box Office (NCBF and/or Endelienta)
Managing / processing online bookings, e mail communications, box office phone bookings & enquiries. Helping operate box office at events.

Administration (NCBF)
Organising / booking authors’ accommodation and travel; invoicing & payment.
Liaising with publishers on publicity material, book cover images, free copies etc.

Volunteer co-ordination (NCBF)
Drawing up volunteer rotas  & liaison with volunteers in lead-up to festival, & overseeing during Festival.

Front of House / Concert co-ordination (Endelienta)
Supporting the FOH manager in all operational aspects of the concert programme

Site Crew (NCBF and/or Endelienta)
Assisting in the setting up and operation of the Festival site (marquees, furniture, signage, banners etc.)
Setting up for / clearing concerts. Car park supervision.

Fundraising (NCBF and/or Endelienta)
Researching and submitting applications to grant-giving trusts and bodies.
Developing sponsorship package and seeking sponsors.

Casual / seasonal (NCBF or Endelienta)
Endelienta Front of house evening staff, box office, stewarding, bar, car park.
NCBF volunteer teams – stewarding, driving, author support, bar, café, car park.

Find out more about us at and or by following us on Facebook or Twitter.

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A Greener Festival

Improve your knowledge of sustainability with our Online Training


Falmouth University are working in partnership with A Greener Festival to repeat our successful two-week on-line sustainable events management training course starting on 12th February 2018.


If you are an event organiser, an academic in the field of events management, are interested in becoming an Environmental Assessor for A Greener Festival, or you simply wish to know more about managing the environmental impact of events, then take a look at our training course.


Drawing on AGF’s considerable experience of assessing over 400 events around the world over the last decade the course is designed to take you through the key environmental aspects of running an event and incorporates the latest thinking and good practice. Topics covered include:


  • Legal Framework and Policy
  • Local Impacts and Risks
  • Sustainable Procurements
  • Travel & Transport
  • Event Power
  • Solid Waste & Recycling
  • Water usage, Waste Water and Sewerage
  • Behavior & Communication
  • AGF Assessment Familiarisation & Post Event Reporting


Here are some comments from previous participants:


I would highly recommend the A Greener Festival/Falmouth University online festival assessor training to anybody who is keen to develop their knowledge of environmental best practice for festivals and large events. The information is delivered clearly with plenty of support available from tutors. The opportunity to hear opinions and discuss ideas with peers via the online forums is invaluable.”


I really enjoyed this engaging and thought-provoking course and am looking forward to the next steps in my journey to become an AGF Assessor.”


“I really feel like I’ve benefited from partaking in this online course and I can’t wait to put it into practise.”


“A thorough and enlightening, fun experience”


To book please visit:

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