The centenary of the birth of the poet Charles Causley is to be celebrated with a film of his life and live music by Jim Causley, at Lustleigh Village Hall on Saturday, November 25.

Jim Causley is a distant relative of Charles. The Causley family, whose name is a derivative of Caseley, has long standing connections with Lustleigh and the Teign Valley. Charles wrote a poem about Lustleigh.

Causley was a good friend to many poets including Ted Hughes and Philip Larkin. He produced numerous volumes of poetry and was often on BBC radio. He worked for most of his life as a schoolteacher in Launceston.

A spokesman for the Lustleigh event said: ‘The artist and film maker Jane Darke has made the feature length film about his life. The film will be introduced by Jane Darke and Jim, who appears in the film, will also sing some of his settings of Charles’ poems.

‘The film features many of Causley’s best poems, some set to music by his distant relation Jim Causley on his successful CD Cyprus Well.

‘There is archive footage of Causley and interviews with poets who respect his work such as Simon Armitage, Roger McGough and Andrew Motion.

‘There are also memories from people who knew him well, including Mike Shepherd of Kneehigh, co-workers and friends in his hometown and stories of his experiences during World War II while in the navy.’

The event begins at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from Lustleigh Dairy and from Peter at [email protected] or 01647 277498.