Port Eliot Festival – 30 July – 2 August 2015
Tickets and full festival info: www.porteliotfestival.com or @PortEliotFest
Child and family tickets all available. Children 7 and under free.
Day tickets: Starting at £50 for adults, available online in advance from www.porteliotfestival.com
Port Eliot Estate, St Germans, Saltash, Cornwall, PL12 5ND
Welcome to the AFFINITY X PORT ELIOT FESTIVAL BLOG.
Taking place each summer in the woodland gardens and park of an ancient stately home and mediaeval monastery in south east Cornwall, Port Eliot Festival remains a rare original, an event which “runs the gamut from endearingly pseudish to singularly brilliant”. The festival is hard to pin down – recent years have seen Barbara Hulanicki leading a fashion drawing masterclass for children; Kate Winslet performing a Sunday morning children’s story; Dominic West hosting a spelling bee; Britain’s finest wildlife sound recordist, Chris Watson, blasting the sounds of Sheffield along the river walk; and Martin Scorsese handpicking the film programme.
We are a team of 20 people, made up of academics and emerging talent from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Plymouth.
Our teams goal is to capture the essence and flavour of the PORT ELIOT FESTIVAL in creative words, pictures and interviews.