One of our favourites of the festival season, Port Eliot charms visitors with an eclectic range of wellbeing classes, craft workshops, literary talks, unsigned and emerging musicians, street food, comedy and much more, all waiting to be discovered. And here's your chance to win tickets to the festival!
Whether you spend the four days dancing in the scenic gardens, swimming in the estate’s estuary, enjoying intimate music in the old church or learning from wide array of authors and speakers, there’s something for everyone.
Wandering through the estate’s gardens, you never know what you might stumble upon, making every festivalgoer’s experience unique. Port Eliot’s line-up for 2017 looks set to please, with the return of the festival’s wellness area. Workshops, most of which are free, include meditation, mindfulness, yoga, and even disco yoga.
This year marks the festival’s 50th anniversary, with the theme of ‘the summer of love’. Festival director, Catherine St Germans, said: ‘It has been 50 years since the original summer of love and it’s fair to say that, right now, we could all do with another. We’re especially looking forward to this year.’
With new names soon to be added, the line-up currently features singer-songwriter Nick Lowe, Booker Prize-shortlisted novelist Michèle Roberts, best-selling food writer and chef Gizzi Erskine, BBC comedy hit and social campaigner Tom Wrigglesworth, Cornish restaurateur Nathan Outlaw, multi award-winning writer, Eimear McBride and a new poetry stage.
You can also take part in wild swimming, relax in the eco spa, learn about astronomy or natural first aid, try organic and local food, enjoy exhibitions in the estate’s house and even sample basecamp-worthy mountain food with expedition chef Kieran Creevy.
What are you waiting for? To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to Port Eliot festival this year enter your details below by midnight on 30 April. Good luck!
Travel and other expenses are not included. Tickets include camping. The festival takes place 27-30 July 2017 in St Germans on the Rame Peninsula in South East Cornwall.
Images: Michael Bowles, Louise Roberts, C Faruolo.