Open Days

Charles Causley’s House Open to the public during Charles Causley Festival 2015   Charles Causley’s House will be open for visitors during Charles Causley Festival 2015 Open every day Friday 12 to Sunday 14 June 2-5pm Free Admission Visit Charles Causley’s house, Cyprus Well, which will be open especially for the Festival.   Please Visit the Charles Causley Festival…

Alyson Hallett & Guests: A Reading from the Charles Causley Poet in Residence

Join the Charles Causley Trust for a reading in Launceston from current Charles Causley Poet in Residence, Dr. Alyson Hallett, on Wednesday 19th November. Dr Alyson Hallett is a prize-winning poet and Hawthornden Fellow whose latest book of poems is Suddenly Everything. Previous books include The Stone Library and Towards Intimacy. She won first prize…

John Moat by Alyson Hallett

Earlier this week I learned that John Moat, co-founder of the Arvon Foundation with John Fairfax, had died. This blog is dedicated to his memory. What I was seeing as the car coasted down into the blue and purple wood – shade of the valley was what we might see every moment if we had…

Books on a shelf

The Fine Art of Browsing by Alyson Hallett

browse: to feed on the rough shoots of plants; to read or look round a shop in a casual or haphazard way (OFr: broust, a sprout) Browsing lets us come into contact with things we might otherwise not have sought out. It gives us permission to be casual and haphazard, to read a bit of one…

Charles Causley Festival 2014 on the way!

The 2014 Charles Causley Festival is coming soon! Featuring top names like Carol Ann Duffy, Andy Brown and Mavis Cheek the festival is filled with great events and activities. Our own Poet in Residence Alyson Hallett will be there, as will our outgoing Resident, Kathryn Simmonds. There really is something for everyone and we can’t…