Charles Kingsley’s Bicentenary
Wed. 12th to Sun. 16th June

Charles Kingsley, the great Victorian writer (b. 12th June 1819), who loved Clovelly.
He lived here as a child, returned many times during his later life and was said to be inspired to write ‘The Water Babies’.

Come and enjoy the celebration with a host of activities, talks, workshops, exhibitions plus live themed music and themed street entertainment for adults and children.

The Clovelly Gardening Group, 2018 Gold award winners of National and SW in Bloom, will celebrate Charles Kingsley with plants and colour schemes for ‘The Water Babies’. Plus his other inspirations, especially as regards Clovelly.

There will also be colourful displays of ‘yarn bombing’ with decorative knitted or crocheted material as a form of street art. Made and sent by people who love Clovelly from all over the world.