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2018 events:

LostFest is an eclectic mix - there was music and dance all over town to keep everyone entertained, stalls selling arts, crafts, antiques and food to browse, plus live demonstrations and workshops to watch.

Scroll across the day to see all the events.



Map of LostFest locations


On top of all that there were also special events and activities - for example:


Kernow LevyMedieval Battle Re-enactment

The Black Company

The Black Company portrays a 'free company' of mercenary soldiers during the Wars of the Roses period in British history (1455 to 1487).  Here is their website.


Renaissance Historical Dance Society

Established in 1994, the RHDS is a Devon-based historical dance group specialising in the performance of 15th, 16th, 17th and 19th century court and country dances from England and the Continent, together with contemporary crafts and social activities.  Take a look at their website here.



Demos & workshops

As ever there were demos and workshops amongst the stalls at LostFest. 

The Big Cut!

Erin Archibald and Loveday Varco are both 12, and attend Fowey school. They have both had relatives who suffered with cancer and wanted to do something positive to help others. 
The charity Little Princess Trust makes wigs for children with hair loss, often through cancer treatment. Both the girls have blond hair as many children do, and the charity has highlighted the need for wigs that are as similar to the natural colour of the child's hair that has been lost. They can really make a contribution here we think! 

Erin and Loveday have been growing their hair since Christmas, and are hoping to donate 12 inches each. 

The Big Cut was held at around 4.20pm by the main stage.                                     


On the beach beside the river, next to the medieval bridge, there was face painting and stalls plus a craft tent with free arts and crafts activities, music, dance and forest school sessions to keep kids (and parents!) busy. All run by Nurtured Nursery.

On King George V field there was an inflatable assault course and soft play/ball pool area from Fun-tasia so the little ones could let off steam.


History of the town

As in previous years, visitors had the chance to find out more about Lostwithiel by exploring the town's museum for an insight into the history of this ancient town. 


Evening entertainment

From around 5.30pm on the main stage we had MorZim.  A music-veteran four piece with a passion to play loud and proud in a way that invites all to join in and dance their socks off ... 

Then from about 7.00pm it was the turn of our main band, Bonetired. More details about evening bands.