2016 Roseland Festival


23rd April t0 7th May 2016


The Festival programme is being created by the Festival Committee at the moment and will be available by mid-March. Members & Sponsors enjoy a discount in a priority booking period.  Check the Festival Discounts page.


Roseland Festival & Community College team up

We are delighted to sponsor a new and exciting Art project between The Roseland Community College and partner Primary Schools, due to take place in academic year 2015/16.

Our hope is that the project will strengthen existing links between us both and the community and we are pleased to be able to sponsor and assist Roseland students to raise aspirations and inspire students’ through the use of visiting artists.

While some of the finer details have yet to be finalised, The Roseland Community College will be working with all nine partner primaries in a series of art workshops leading to a public exhibition of the resulting pieces of work in Spring 2016. The theme is, “A Sense of Place”, to celebrate our beautiful natural surroundings and Cornish heritage.

Roseland Festival Review 2014

Click here to see & print an A4 version of the 2014 Roseland Festival programme

After two lively and entertaining weeks, the curtain has come down on the 9th Roseland Festival.  The events were very well attended and audiences, walkers and those who went on safari have expressed their enjoyment of the standard of performance of musicians, actors, poets and guides and the interesting information that they received from the speakers.  “An entertaining and intriguing play”,  “What beautiful music and wonderfully played”,  “I never realized that women were so involved with the RNLI in the early days”, “The poets made me laugh and then really made me think with the World War I poetry” are only some of the comments that were overheard as people left venues all around the Roseland.

Some of the events were completely sold out, which meant that some people were disappointed that they were unable to attend.  James Thomas’ 60 Years of Farming, Michael Morpurgo’s Stories of World War I and the BAFTA film talk fell into this category, as did Ivor Bowditch’s Clay Pits Safaris and the Geological Trail with Professor Colin Bristow.  Those that missed out this time will have to make sure that they get their bookings in early next time!

Talking of which, the Committee have decided to move the Festival from the Autumn to the Spring.  There will not be a Festival in 2015 as time is too short to get everything in place, so the next Festival will be in Spring 2016.  Exact details of the dates will be publicised well in advance.


The Committee would like thank the members, sponsors and everyone who supported the Festival so enthusiastically and look forward to seeing you at the AGM and you all again at the 10th Festival in Spring 2016