Port Eliot

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Host: Port Eliot Festival
Location: St Germans, Cornwall PL12 5ND

The passionate and creative team behind Port Eliot believed there was room for a new kind of literary event, with the craic of a music festival. The writers, poets and journalists appearing at the festival were encouraged to perform material they would not be given the opportunity to present at orthodox literary festivals – using their creativity to devise imaginative, interesting and entertaining shows, they went far above and beyond merely reading aloud from their latest books and taking questions from the floor. Some created original works for the show, others performed spontaneous acts. All were asked to “do something different with words” – and so the Port Eliot Festival’s unique spirit was born. 

This year Port Eliot is playing host to writers and performers such as Jessica Hynes, Tracy Chevalier, India Knight, Ali Smith, Kate Summerscale, William Dalrymple, Rosie Boycott, William Fiennes, Geoff Dyer and many many more. Notting Hill's very own Idler Academy will also bring several wonderful events to the festival. 

The festival website can be found here.

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