Cornish tales are to be told by a group of local authors at The Royal Cornwall Museum on Saturday August 4 2018, from 6pm to 7:30pm.

The authors will read extracts from their new books ‘Cornish Folk Tales for Children’, ‘The Little History of Cornwall’ and ‘Cornish Short Stories’.

All the authors are inspired by Cornwall and its fascinating history, folklore and spectacular landscape.

Mike O’Connor, Paul Wreyford, Tim Hannigan, Katherine Stansfield, Tim Martindale, Felicity Notley and Sarah Thomas will also talk about history of our beguiling and beautiful county.

Mike is a respected professional musician and storyteller who is an adviser on the musical score and fiddle player for the BBC’s series of Poldark.

Mike has been awarded the OBE and has been made a bard of Gorsedh of Kernow which exists to maintain the national Celtic spirit of Cornwall through literature, art, music and history.

His new book is full of mythical creatures and fairytale characters all linked to well-known Cornish places.

Bude based Paul is a journalist who has worked in the industry for more than 25 years, as a reporter, sub-editor and editor on a variety of newspapers and magazines, both in Britain and abroad.

He is the author of six local history books, four of which have been published by The History Press which is co-hosting the evening event.

His most recent book discusses Henry VIII’s plan to protect the country from the Catholic invasion, the development of tin mining on the north coast and the rise of seaside resorts.

Felicity is one of the organisers of the Falmouth-based writing group Telltales which showcases and inspires new writers and has a long list publications to their name.

Adult tickets are £5 and children have free entry.