Celtic Media Festival to take place in St Ives

THE Cornish town of St Ives has been chosen as the location for next year’s Celtic Media Festival, a celebration of TV, radio and online from the Celtic nations and regions, including Scotland.

The 35th annual Celtic Media Festival will be held between April 2 and 4. It’s been there before, in 1997.

Say the organisers: “The Celtic Media Festival promotes the unique languages and cultures of the Celtic nations and regions on screen and in broadcasting. It is expected to attract over 300 delegates, and host of big name guests and prestigious industry figures to the city. Previous high profile speakers include actors Tilda Swinton, Rhys Ifans and Peter Mullan, filmmaker Ken Loach, director of The Killing Birger Larsen, News International’s director of communications (and former communications director for Boris Johnson) Guto Harri, Jimmy McGovern and Doctor Who and Torchwood producer, Russell T Davies.”

And they add: “[A] brand new website for the Celtic Media Festival 2014 launches today, and full details on the festival can be found at www.celticmediafestival.co.uk.”