The charity – Enfants de la Rue – to attend the Charroux Litfest

Enfants de la Rue 2015We are delighted to announce that the  charity will have a stand at the festival and Sue and Philip will  be there to talk about their work helping  street children in Asia.

Philip Sleigh from Enfants de la Rue explains ” This is a small charity in France which collects money to help street children in Asia.  Last year we raised about 6000€ by running events such as Asian Evenings and meals, a brocante, a garden party and other events.

We used this to support a children’s home and a school in Vietnam; we also supported four orphanages in Thailand.  What we do differently from most charities is this: we spent not a penny on administration; every penny we raise helps children in Asia.  We visit these charities personally and ensure that the money we give them is spent on the children.  We pay all our expenses ourselves.

IMG_2725In Thailand last year, we found a novel way to make the money you help us raise go further!  We bought one metric tonne of rice from one orphanage which produces the brown, organic, healthy rice; the 1500€ we paid them will fund the expenses of their orphanage of 30 children for two months!  We gave and delivered the rice to another orphanage and this rice will feed their 22 children for 6 months!  So, the same sum of money gives double benefit!

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Theatre workshops at the Charroux Literary Festival

theatre skills images for the sessionsSuitable for for adults or students 14+ wanting to develop their acting, presentation and communication, voice and confidence skills.

Bring out the inner actor in you on a course of 6 themed workshops -covering movement, mime, language, voice work, role play, exploring known texts and theatre performance. This is a unique opportunity to develop at your own pace and in your own time.

The workshops form part of the Charroux Literary Festival, but are a standalone experience. You can attend all 6 workshops, or opt in to those of most interest to you.  They will be delivered by a team of experienced teachers and practitioners. Numbers of attendee’s will be kept small to ensure individual attention.

For adults the full course of 6 sessions over 3 days is 16 euros and gives you free access to the rest of the festival.  Or you can book a day ticket for 10 euros which also gives you free access to the rest of the festival.  There are concessions for students over the age of 14.

Come and meet some new people, and above all, enjoy yourself.

Come and meet Diana Morgan-Hill on Thursday 27th August at the Charroux Literary Festival 2015

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Join us for a drink with Diana, who  will be talking at the Anglo/French Charroux Literary Festival from 6.15 pm on 27 August 2015 at Le maison du Pays Charlois in the centre of the town. To reserve a place please go to bookings or email for further information.


LOVE & JUSTICE: A COMPELLING TRUE STORY OF TRIUMPH OVER TRAGEDY by Diana Morgan-Hill (Blackbird Digital Books, April 2015), is the true story of a young woman’s recovery, return to success, and search for love amidst fierce High Court battles with an uncaring corporation, told with heart and humour. At the age of 29, Diana fell under a London train and lost both of her legs. Once the threat of prosecution for trespass had been withdrawn, and whilst still adjusting to life without legs, Diana found herself in the midst of a lengthy legal battle for compensation and the truth. Her fight for justice took five years and was, she declares, a more harrowing experience than having both of her legs ‘stolen’ from her. As the Brazilian Paralympics draws closer, the issues of sexuality, disability and body image, portrayed in this first-hand account which focuses on her complicated love life and her court battle, will become increasingly relevant.

Wheelchair Tennis athlete Diana was a finalist in Dancing on Wheels, the BBC spin off wheelchair version of Strictly Come Dancing. Diana wheelchair-danced her way through the London 2012 Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony and tangoed with Boris Johnson in front of County Hall. In 2003, as CEO of the Limbless Association, Diana was instrumental in helping Iraq war orphan and double arm amputee Ali Abbas, and other Iraqi children, by setting up the ALI Fund. She also launched the charity’s Help Bureau, Legal Panel and the Prosthetic and Orthotic Awards, which is still held every year. She was recently praised in the Press by Martine Wright, who lost both her legs in the 7/7 London bombings. Diana, raised in Wilmslow, Cheshire and now from Poole, Dorset, is a motivational speaker and has appeared on numerous UK TV and radio shows including BBC TV’s Breakfast Show, The One Show, LBC and BBC Radio Solent.

C’est avec plaisir que nous acceuillerons André TEILHET à Charroux 2015


André est né à Brive-la-Gaillarde (dpt Corrèze)  dans une famille où l’on s’exprimait, aussi bien en Français, qu’en Òccitan (dialecte du Limousin). Il est passionné par tout ce qui concerne l’histoire des peuples en Europe. Il participe depuis de nombreuses années, à la promotion et à la défense de la langue de ses ancêtres, qui est la langue d’Òc.

Le sujet de son atelier-  jeudi le 27 août : La langue d’oc, dans la chanson et la poésie, dès troubadours, au renouveau du vingtième siècle/la lenga d’oc, daus trobadors, al novelum del sègle vintesme. Booking/Les réservations


C’est avec plaisir que nous acceuillerons Catherine Goulletquer

Catherine Goulletquer
Catherine Goulletquer

Catherine Goulletquer est l’auteure de plusieurs biographies, de beaux-livres, de livres de cuisine et de traductions de livres d’histoire. Elle a reçu le Prix Littéraire des Mouettes en l’an 2000 pour son premier ouvrage : “Femme de la Côte”. 

N’oubliez pas de réserver de bonne heure, les places remplissent!

Fête de la littérature à Charroux 27 – 29 août 2015 Booking/Les réservations

August Bank Holiday in South West France?

Come and join us in the beautiful   Charroux in the Poitou- Charentes  for a  3 day jam packed  literary festival and meet some fantastic authors. Booking now online

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Isabel Ashdown at the Charroux Litfest, south west France – August 2015

flight-by-isabel-ashdown-coverCome and hear Isabel talk about her new novel  Flight  on Friday 28th August at the Charroux literary festival in south west France.

 When Wren’s numbers come up in the first ever national lottery draw, she doesn’t tell her husband, Rob.  Instead she quietly packs her bags, kisses her six-month-old daughter Phoebe goodbye, and leaves.  Two decades later, Rob has moved on and found happiness with their oldest friend, Laura.  Phoebe, now a young woman, has never known any other life.  But when Rob receives a mysterious letter, the past comes back to haunt them all.

Moving between the majestic coastline of North Cornwall and the leafy suburbs of London, Flight is a story of secrets and lies – and of the indelible traces that are left behind when someone tries to disappear.

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