Blevins Franks France support the Charroux Literary Festival

Thank you to Blevins Franks France for supporting the Charroux Literary Festival 2015

The leading international tax and wealth maBFLogo-Strapline-CMYK Large (3)nagement advisers to British nationals living in Europe -they have been providing specialist, professional financial advice to British expatriates for decades, and has earned a reputation as the leading international tax and wealth management advisers to UK nationals living in Europe. We provide integrated tax, wealth management and estate planning services to private clients in France, as well as Portugal, Spain, Cyprus, Malta and the UK.

Should you wish to find out more about the financial services Blevins Franks offers or to arrange an appointment, please contact David Hardy on 05 56 34 75 51 or visit for more information.

Chantal Dislaire- Artiste plasticienne : peintre, sculpteur, dessinateur & auteur…

Chantal DislaireVenez à  s’atelier ‘ La symbolique des couleurs dans la vie quotidienne’

Jeudi 27 août à 14.00-15.00

Elle dit:  “De tout temps, l’arbre de vie a symbolisé l’être humain.
Vers 1810, William Blake, poète et peintre britannique, par le terme «image imaginative» faisait allusion à une certaine manière de voir, à une vision différente de celle que nous utilisons pour voir normalement.
Comme dans la nature, notre arbre prend racines dans la Terre-mère, et s’élève progressivement vers le ciel. Il unit le monde de la matière à celui plus lumineux de la conscience. De nombreux symboles évoquent cette ascension. Les peintres ont souvent tracé dans leurs peintures des escaliers ou des échelles reliant le ciel et la terre.”

colour books of chantals

3 jours de littérature 27,28,29 août

Les auteurs, d’ateliers, de réunions, d’écriture, de poésie, de théâtre, un salon de littérature, et beaucoup de plus. Une librairie sur l’emplacement. Bars, cafés et restaurants locaux. Réserver en avance est recommandé car quelques sessions.

Hélène KerillisAdeline Paulian-PavageauSolange TellierCatherine GoulletquerChantal DislaireArt-Fiction - Kandinskycolour books of chantalsID-PGoulletquer


Lunch time writers network with ‘The Modigliani Girl’ author – Jacqui Lofthouse – at the Charroux Litfest 2015

Jacqui LofthouseJacqui will be hosting a lunchtime coaching session on Friday 28th August for  new, aspiring  and established writers. Bring or buy your lunch and settle down for an enjoyable and creative hour with other writers to benefit from  her  expert advice and guidance.



The Modigliani Girl

Novelist, writing coach and literary consultant, based in South West London – Jacqui began writing fiction whilst studying for her first degree in Drama and English at the University of Bristol. After graduating, she embarked on a career in radio production, enabling her to interview many authors whose ideas encouraged her to keep writing. She has published four novels. The Temple of Hymen Bluethroat Morning, ‘Een Stille Verdwijning’ and most recently The bluethroat-morningModigliani Girl published in January 2015 by Blackbird Books.

Isabel Ashdown ‘Great escapes – Journeys into fiction’ a talk at the Charroux litfest 2015

flight-by-isabel-ashdown-coverWhen 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.

Book for the talk by Isabel Ashdown on Friday 28 August at 11.30

‘A compulsive read … Flight has great clarity and meaning’ –newbooks magazine, 5 star review

Autobiography, biography & real life fiction at the Charroux Litfest

Diana Morgan-Hill And Buddha Love And Justice 2Diana Morgan-Hill will talk about her  own story  from  ‘Love and justice’

Margaret ClarkeMargaret Clarke will talk about her  bitter sweet search for her birth parents from  ‘Are you Averill?’

Barry WalshBarry Walsh will talk about real life fiction and read extracts  from his novel ‘The Pimlico Kid’

Catherine Goulletquer
Catherine Goulletquer

Catherine Goulletquer, Maguy Villechange and Christine Collette will host a discussion  on writing biography