Constantine Cornwall

New and Selected Potatoes

John Hegley

In an ideal world, John Hegley would be mass-produced and sold in the shops. Not his books, they’re already out there, but the man himself. He’d cheer everyone up and distract you long enough to forget what you were bothered about.Whether it’s at his ludicrous drawings, silly join-in songs, or clever and unexpectedly structured poems, he hits the spot with all ages and brings in the laughs. If everyone could see life and each other through his glasses I bet the world would be a sweeter, safer, better and funnier place.

Tickets £12, £10, £5 Children from 9.

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William Dalrymple

Constantine Book Club Plus presents:

Multi award-winning William Dalrymple is the bestselling author of many books including In Xanadu, White Mughals, and most recently his collaborative book, Koh-I-Noor. Born in Scotland he now lives in Delhi with his family. A ‘master story-teller’ his work is meticulously researched. This is a rare opportunity to hear him speak in Cornwall.

Tickets £5

Michèle Roberts

Constantine Literary Group present Michèle Roberts

Michèle Roberts is the author of twelve highly acclaimed novels, including The Looking Glass and Daughters of the House which won the WH Smith Literary Award and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Her memoir Paper Houses was BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week

Tickets £5

Michèle Roberts

Constantine Literary Group present Michèle Roberts

Michèle Roberts is the author of twelve highly acclaimed novels, including The Looking Glass and Daughters of the House which won the WH Smith Literary Award and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Her memoir Paper Houses was BBC Radio 4’s Book of the Week

Tickets £5

An Evening with Liz Fenwick

Liz describes herself as ‚ writer, ex-pat expert, wife, mother of three, and dreamer turned doer… Liz is the award winning author of many books set in Cornwall including ‘The Cornish House’ and ‘A Cornish Affair’. ‘The Returning Tide’ was published in March 2017.

6.30pm for 7.30pm

Tickets £5

Wyl Menmuir

Constantine Book Club Plus

Wyl Menmuir is a novelist and editor based in Cornwall. His bestselling debut novel ‘The Many’ was long-listed for the 2016 Man Booker Prize. Wyl writes and edits for a range of national magazines, journals and blogs and is the 2017 writer in residence at Falmouth University.

Light refreshments and wine available from 6.30

Tickets £5

An Evening with Nina Stibbe

Join us for a lively and humorous evening with nationally-acclaimed writer Nina Stibbe, author of the fantastically funny and extremely successful Love, Nina which was recently televised for the BBC. In addition to this her massively acclaimed novel Man at the Helm was shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Praise for Comic Fiction. Her latest novel Paradise Lodge is the sharp, humorous and touching sequel to Man at the Helm

Tickets £5.00


Ben Rawlence

Ben Rawlence talks about his internationally best selling book City of Thorns. Recently book of the week on Radio Four, it interweaves the stories of nine people living in the refugee camp Dadaab.

To the charity workers, Dadaab refugee camp is a humanitarian crisis; to the Kenyan government, it is a nursery for terrorists but to its half a million residents, it is their last resort. City of Thorns is an urgent human story with deep international repercussions, brought to life through the stories of people who call Dadaab home.

Los Angeles Times ‚ Magisterial
The Sunday Times ‚ Masterful
Observer ‚ Outstanding
The Guardian ‚ Remarkable… brilliant…Timely, compelling and disturbing.

In aid of the WindleTrust which supports secondary education in the camp.

Tickets £7

Will Coleman

Constantine Book Group Plus

Will Colman film maker, author and musician explains how and why the tradition of Plen an Gwari (The playing places of Cornwall) flourished and died, and how we can locate our local sites. Light refreshments and bar available from 6.30pm.

Tickets £5

Will Hodgkinson

Constantine Book Group Plus

An evening with Will Hodgkinson, rock and pop music critic for the Times. His latest book The House is full of Yogis describes the effect on his teenage self and family of his father conversion to BramaKumaris in 1983.

Light refreshments and wine available from 6.30.

Tickets £5

Victoria Glendinning

Constantine Book Group Plus present
Victoria Glendinning

Acclaimed biographer, critic and broadcaster talks about Anthony Trollope who was one of the most successful, prolific and respected English novelists of the Victorian era. Some of his best-loved works, collectively known as the Chronicles of Barsetshire, revolve around the imaginary county of Barsetshire.

He also wrote many other perceptive novels on political, social, and gender issues.

Light refreshments and wine available from 6.30 Tickets £5

Philip Marsden

Constantine Literary Group present Philip Marsden

The award-winning author of a number of works of travel, fiction and non-fiction, including The Bronski House, and The Levelling Sea, will talk about his latest book Rising Ground. an exploration of the mythology and topology of Cornwall.

Light refreshments and wine available from 6.30

Tickets £5

An evening with Patrick Gale

The Constantine Literary Group and the Tolmen Centre present an evening with Patrick Gale

The award winning writer whose works include Notes from an Exhibition and A Perfectly Good Man will be talking about mothers in his fiction and the diplomatic challenges of writing about family life. He will also provide a sneak preview of his next novel A Place Called Winter.

Tickets £5
Light refreshments and wine available from 6.30

Constantine Literary Pod

The evening starts with Cornish language and music from Tirhatavas.

Then Jane Johnson, author of TheTenth Gift and The Salt Road, talks on Pirates and Slaves and a hidden chapter of 17th Century Cornish and Moroccan History which has changed her life.

Wine and light refreshments available from 6.45.

Tickets £5