An evening to celebrate Charles Causley

TS Eliot Prize-winning poet Alice Oswald will join The Charles Causley Trust to celebrate the launch of their new website in May.

The event ‘An Evening to Celebrate Charles Causley’ will be the first public outing for the Trust’s new website, and stunning panorama photography of Charles Causley’s House and Launceston by University of Plymouth PhD researcher, Karol Kwiatek.

The Trust’s new website, created by Sam Grover Graphic Designs, will feature information about The Charles Causley Trust and their plans for the future development of Charles Causley’s House in Launceston. The website will also feature previews of the virtual panoramas by Mr Kwiatek, information about Charles Causley and various downloads including a schools pack devised by Anne-Marie Critchley and her team at Launceston Library.

Alice Oswald will be reading from her own work and choosing a short selection of pieces by Charles Causley. She lives in Devon, and ‘Dart’, her second collection, won the TS Eliot Prize in 2002. Her most recent collection, ‘Woods etc’ was a Poetry Book Society Choice and was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection.

Kent Stanton, Chair of The Charles Causley Trust:

“We are delighted that a poet of Alice Oswald’s standing and immense talent will be able to join us to celebrate the launch of our new website and the development work underway for Charles Causley’s House in Launceston. It is very fitting indeed that this key stage be marked by a reading from such an adventurous and ingenious poet.”

The event is free to attend, with donations to the Trust accepted at the door, and takes place at Eagle House Hotel in Launceston from 7pm on Thursday 28th May.