Shakespeare Rocks! An evening of entertainment

On the evening of Friday 25th August come and join us for a medley of scenes from the works of William Shakespeare performed by The Wordsmiths and Friends. The show includes :

Scenes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, Othello, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and As You Like It

A visit to Shakespeare’s Gardens

Medieval and modern songs and dance

A tribute to the Troubadours

Doors open at 19.00 with Bar and pre show entertainment

Curtain up at 20:00

Just booking for the show? Then contact Kate at and book your place.


Love Gardens? Don’t miss Jackie Bennet talking about Shakespeare’s gardens at Charroux litfest 2017

Jackie will run her workshop at the Charroux festival after lunch on Thursday 24th August.  She is the author of six gardening and wildlife books including Wild About the Garden (Channel 4 Books) and Your Wildlife Garden (2011). She is the former editor of the Garden Design Journal and a writer for the English Garden magazine.

Her writing awards include BBC Wildlife Magazine (1990) and the Garden Media Guild’s Column of the Year (2009). She was the winner of the Barn Owl Trust 2013 Wildlife Poetry Competition.

Her most recent books are The Writer’s Garden (Frances Lincoln 2014) and Shakespeare’s Gardens (Frances Lincoln, 2016) published in association with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

La Passion du Papier- Livres pour les enfants à Charroux

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Tous les jours au festival- La Passion du Papier -Livres pour les enfants

Nous sommes heureux de vous présenter ce fantastique éventail de produits multilingues primés en France. En collaboration avec le Mantra Lingua, l’important éditeur international de produits bilingues, nous sommes heureux de vous faire découvrir ces merveilleux produits en France pour tout la famille chez vous, les écoles, les bibliothèques, les groupes de lecture et ainsi de suite…

Nous offrons non seulement des produits en anglais / français mais aussi de nombreuses combinaisons de langues différentes, y compris l’allemand, l’ espagnol et le néerlandais. Si vous ne voyez pas la combinaison que vous cherchez n’hésitez pas à nous contacter

Wonderfully illustrated children’s  bilingual books, which are in themselves an amazing learning tool, showing clearly the dual languages on each colourful page.
Board books for the very young and fun classics for older children. These La Passion du Paper (2)books are perfect for developing an early love of reading, stimulating ideas and discussion, and to encourage positive values. Fun books to make you laugh, rhymes to make you sing and great stories to make you think about the world in different ways.
La Passion du Paper (2)The books may be sound-enabled and brought to life with the use of a TalkingPEN. Bring sound to paper, make paper “speak” and you have a simple multimedia creative experience that inspires and excites children and adults. Hear the characters in their original voices and then record a version yourself to make each book your own. Children will quickly build speaking, listening and story-telling skills without even knowing they’re learning.

An invitation to meet Diana Morgan-Hill at the Charroux Literary Festival

Diana Morgan Hill images Come and join us in for aperitif  with Diana Morgan-Hill. She will talk about her compelling story  from her recently  published  novel ‘Love and Justice’
Diana will be speaking at the Anglo/French Charroux Literary Festival from 6.15 pm on 27 August 2015 at La Maison du Pays Charlois in the centre of the town.

Diana Morgan-Hill And Buddha Love And Justice 2Free entry to all festival goers or to book tickets please go to or email

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

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

Barry Walsh- A Londoner and a story of first love, at the Charroux litfest 2015

Barry WalshCome and meet Barry on Thursday 27th August at Charroux, when he will be talking about how he came late to writing. His first novel, The Pimlico Kid – a story of first love – was published in July 2013 by HarperCollins, for whom he is currently writing a second novel, Love Me Do. He told us he has now given up all ‘suited’ work to write full time – well, a lot of the time.

Barry was born and grew up in central London and went to school in the East End. After dropping out of university, he worked at the Mermaid Theatre where a very tolerant Lord Miles allowed him to work in publicity. Later, he left to live in Greece where he’d planned, among other things, to write a novel. He didn’t. He subsequently spent a career in corporate communications.

When not writing, Barry enjoys the theatre, reading, watching Arsenal, being in France, listening to classical music and Neil Young, as well as occasionally gazing at Audrey Hepburn’s face.

Barry est  scolarisé à Londres, où il était né. Après l’université il a travaillé au ‘Mermaid Theatre.’

Jusqu’au son depart pour la Grèce d’où il a pensé d’écrire un roman, lequl était inachevé.

ll  est donc venu tard à l’écriture. Son premier roman,The Pimlico Kid – une histoire des premières amours – était édité en juillet 2013 par HarperCollins, pour qui il écrit actuellement un deuxième roman, Love me Do.