The Journal

New! The Re-Generation

We’re very pleased to announce The Re-Generation, a new programme on systems change, curated by writer and campaigner Rory Spowers, featuring Bruce Parry, Amanda …

A Decade of Idling at Port Eliot

The Idler Academy have been with us from the earliest days of the fest, and it’s somewhere you’ll inadvertently end up for hours, absorbing …

The First Timers’ Guide to Port Eliot

It’s often said the magic of Port Eliot evades categorisation, escapes description and is best experienced yourself. For those coming to do just that …

Literary line-up, chefs & special guests!

We’re thrilled to announce our chef and literary line-up, as well as some very special festival additions… Charlotte Church’s Late Night Pop Dungeon to headline …

First festival names announced!

As the crocuses bloom in the Port Eliot garden and the days get longer, we’re over the moon to share with you a first little …

Introducing our 2019 artist

We’re delighted to unveil this year’s design theme: a dreamy summer Port Eliot landscape with elephantine visitor by Rosie Lea, an illustrator and print …

Win! Boutique camping, hot tubs and a massage

Here’s something to brighten the dark months. Everyone who has bought their festival ticket by midnight on 30th January will be entered into a draw to …

How to find joy in January

You’ll know Nay as the radiant wonder who leads the more obscure sorts of yoga that we have in Lark’s Haven (pictured). For most of us, January …

A Christmas reading list…

We couldn’t be happier to wind up for the year and curl up fireside with a good book. Here’s our Port Eliot pick of …

The Boogie Round Party Mixtape

Everyone’s favourite party monsters have gone and done a good’un. Here’s soundtrack to get you ready for Christmas parties, see in the sunrise on …

Win! A Christmas bundle worth over £200

We’re giving away an amazing bundle of presents to one lucky 2019 ticketbuyer. The prize includes the top three most popular Idler online courses worth £42 each …

Stories from behind the lens

Ducking and weaving through the grounds, the photographers of Port Eliot get a wholly different perspective on the Cornish festival. Here, the brilliant Louise …

Port Eliot’s youngest film-makers

We’re a little bit jealous of the workshops young people have chance to do in our youth venue Pulse – everything from a music lesson from …

2019 tickets now live + festival film!

2019 tickets are on sale HERE, and the 2018 festival film has arrived! Follow us through the maze, across the walled garden, over the estuary, past a …

2019 tickets take flight 30th October

If you haven’t already marked it in GREAT BIG CAPITAL LETTERS in your calendar, do so now: next year’s festival will take place 25th-28th July 2019. Tickets …

Chapeau!

Take a bow! Well that was a bit of alright, wasn’t it?! Thank you and thank you again to everyone who made the weekend …

The Party Edit

We like the party, we got to boogie. Just a few days to go until this year’s Port Eliot Festival, and we are getting really, …

Bring us your family diaries!

Actor Connor McIntyre to join Caroline Catz, Travis Elborough, Irving Finkel, Simon Garfield and Michael Higgs for the Great Diary Project event. Port Eliot …

Michael Howells – 1957-2018

Michael Howells has been a hugely important figure in the life of Port Eliot Festival for many years. His design and art direction achievements …

The Family Guide to Port Eliot 2018

Port Eliot is the most magical playground for adults and little ones alike. If you’ve never done it before, taking kids to a festival can seem …

New line-up additions!

With just three weeks to go, the sun is firmly out, Port Eliot’s gardens are burgeoning and our 2018 programme is hotting up! The final …

New: The Cinematheque!

We are incredibly excited to announce a brand new trailblazing area curated by WOMEN UNDER THE INFLUENCE & THE VIOLET BOOK. THE CINEMATHEQUE, based in the beautiful Orangery Garden, …

Poetry winner announced!

After many sleepless nights trawling through all 241 of our entries – the good, the bad, and the ones that made them lose the …

Interview Exclusive: Billy Bragg chats to Port Eliot

Port Eliot Creative Director Colin Midson talks to Musician-cum-Writer Billy Bragg about his new book Roots, Radicals and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World, on the counter-cultural …

A Whistlestop Tour of Cornish Beaches

While you’re down in Cornwall for Port Eliot, we highly recommend staying a bit longer and visit some of our corner’s wonderful beaches. With …

The Fashion Foundation lands

We’re REALLY excited to unveil our line-up for The Fashion Foundation, the new home for artistic creation at the festival, programmed by fashion writer and curator …

Restaurant bookings open!

Bookings are now open for our new restaurant, The Lawn, which will sit right in front of the house serving breakfasts in the morning and long table …

Are you ready to tuck in?

From the outset, we’ve made beautiful food a big part of the line-up, not just a side dish. Now, we’re pleased to announce the …

Words! Comedy! Music!

Port Eliot Festival is built on words. When the festival began 15 years ago, it concentrated on books. Nowadays, it’s about music, food, fashion, …

Large Thursday

One of the greatest things about Port Eliot is giving yourself a three-day weekend and getting to St Germans right at the start of …

March Reads

As a bookish fest, we take it as our not-so-solemn duty to keep your shelves updated with the latest in papery entertainment. Here’s Creative …

Introducing the Fashion Foundation

This year, we bring you the Fashion Foundation, a completely new home for fashion and art at Port Eliot. Headed by fashion writer and …

Announcing our first 2018 acts!

We’re proud as can be to share the first shining array of artists that will bring the festival to life this summer. We already …

What’s with all the critters?

You may well have spotted a few new inhabitants on the website this month; some wondrous creatures have moved in, penned by the inimitable …

January Reads

Now that we’re through the mayhem of Christmas and New Year, you, like us, might be feeling in sore need of some quiet time …

New for 2018! Wildlings Wood

Ladies and gentlefolk, we’re very pleased to introduce the great and grand Wildlings Wood, a brand new area for kids to run amock! Deep …

You spoke, we listened

The results of our feedback questionnaire are in – gigantic thanks to those who took the time to fill it in. Your feedback is …

First 2018 Headliner: Baxter Dury

We’re really excited to announce that Baxter Dury, creator of one of the great records of 2017, will headline the Caught by the River …

Tickets now on sale!

Our official short film has landed, featuring all the very best bits from this year’s festival and a cracking soundtrack to boot (best enjoyed …

Thank you! And ’til next year…

That’s a wrap Port Eliot! A gigantic whole-hearted thank you to all those who came and braved some thoroughly British weather with us (both …

For the Early Risers

For the early risers among you, there are a few things that don’t appear on the timetable and which get going before the main …

The Essential Guide

The fun starts Thursday… The tents are rising, the festoon is going up – there’s not long to go now until the festival. We …

Best of the South West

When Port Eliot Festival opens its doors, it will be presenting some of the finest creative talents that Cornwall and the South West has to …

The Gardening Edit

Lucy Hyslop, who curates our Flower + Fodder programme, gives us the lowdown on all things gardening at this year’s Port Eliot. Every year, …

SOLD OUT!

Port Eliot Festival 2017 is officially sold out! Thanks to all those who got tickets to this year’s show, it’s going to be a …

The Family Guide to Port Eliot

Port Eliot is a magical place to visit when you’re a child; adventure lurks around every corner. But if you’re the one bringing them, …

Last chance to enter Flower + Fodder!

Is your strawberry jam a family treasure? Does your lemon drizzle reduce people to tears? Are your floral arrangements a cut above the rest? …

Our Green Pledge: 2025

Looking after our beautiful surroundings is really important to us. You might have noticed a number of sustainability initiatives popping up at the festival …

Plant Power to Supercharge your Port Eliot

Music, comedy, talks, fashion, flowers, world-class food, workshops – there’s no doubt that Port Eliot has all the ingredients for a busy weekend. With …

Science and Wellbeing

Flanked by Robert Lenkiewicz’s incredible mural (considered his masterpiece), the Round Room is an unforgettable venue. For a second year it’s set to become our Science …

Words and Workshops

Our literary line-up has landed! Across five fantastic stages, the literature programme features award-winning scribblers, novelists, historians and cultural commentators. The 2017 programme is looking very special …

What’s on at Port Eliot House & Gardens

There’s lots happening at Port Eliot House & Gardens over the coming months, so whether you’re local or just fancy a Cornish jaunt, be sure to …

First acts announced for 2017

The news is finally in! We’re very pleased to reveal the first wave of acts and artists that will be heading to Cornwall for …

Disco Couture in the Walled Garden

In the week that fashion designer Michael Halpern made his debut on the official London Fashion Week schedule, we are excited to bring you …

The Port Eliot 2017 Reading List

This time of year, when the nights are long and the weather is not exactly enticing, our favourite refuge is between the pages of a good …

TICKETS NOW ON SALE

Our official short film has arrived so why don’t you relive the reverie and the memories of this year’s glorious festival. And we’re delighted …

THE FUTURE OF THE FESTIVAL

We know you’ve all been waiting on tenterhooks to hear more about the future of Port Eliot so we’re delighted to announce that the …

THANK YOU!

Well that was a little bit marvellous wasn’t it? Thank you so much to all who came. Every one of you played a part …

Download our Programme

You can now download our programme with timetables. We’d like to apologise for the fact that supplies have run low so we are offering …

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