Game of Thrones is coming to Port Eliot festival

star, production designer and costume designer discuss the costumes of Westeros

published: Wed 10th Jun 2015

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Thursday 30th July to Sunday 2nd August 2015
Port Eliot Estate, St Germans, Cornwall, PL12 5ND, England MAP
£165 (+ booking fee)
daily capacity: 7000
last updated: Tue 30th Jun 2015

Three women from the epic fantasy-mediaevalist Game of Thrones, the TV show which depicts dynastic struggles, dread fears and human foibles will be coming to Port Eliot Festival this summer.

Part of the Wardrobe Department line-up for 2015, festival goers will get first hand experience of life in Westeros with actress Gwendoline Christie who will talk abouther role as Brienne of Tarth, loyal knight and feminist heroine. Thrones’ original production designer, Gemma Jackson, will reveal how she visualised and built all Seven Kingdoms. Costume designer, Michele Clapton, will discuss how she clothes everyone, from the courts of incestuous Queens, the denizens of brothels and religious fanatics, to the armour, furs and rags of warring armies at the festival held between Thursday 30th July and Sunday 2nd August 2015 in the grounds of the Earl of St Germans Cornish estate at Port Eliot in Cornwall.

The Wardrobe Department line-up also includes Sarah Mower, Alexander Fury, Jenny Dyson’s Pencil Atelier Barbara Hulanicki, Sandy Powell, Giles Deacon, Marques’Almeida, Molly Goddard, Beth Postle & Luke Brooks, Piers Atkinson, Susie Bubble, Katie Jones The Warren Sisters, Tim Blanks, Damien Cuypers, Joseph Lakrowsky, Flora Starkey Michael Howells, The Garden Gate Flower Company, The Flower Appreciation Society, MAC, Bumble and Bumble, Seasalt, and The Braid Bar.

The Wardrobe Department, is where festival goers of all ages will find themselves getting creative with the most inventive brains in British fashion and being transformed with wild mediaeval hair workshops, make-up, talks, a travelling pop-up art-fashion store, a host of 'Make & Take' workshops including fabric fish sewing, lobster pot making, Breton top embellishment, notebook making and origami boat-making, another new garden, The Theatre of Fashion, and the shimmering blue ball gown Ella wears at the ball in Disney’s recent live - action feature will be on special display throughout this year’s Port Eliot Festival.

Accompanying the gown will be the sparkling glass slipper which Ella wore. Costume designer Sandy Powell, who created the costumes for the film, will be reunited with the gown and slipper at Port Eliot. As well as discussing her Cinderella designs, in conversation with Tim Blanks, editor of, Sandy will give an insight into her latest work for 'Carol', starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, her third film with director Todd Haynes.

At Port Eliot, Ella’s ball gown will be on display in the blue Drawing Room, with the slipper shown alone in an adjoining darkened room, which will be lit by the torchlight of festivalgoers as they enter.

They join a line-up of musicians, writers, wits, conversationalists, chefs, food writers, gardeners and growers, that includes Ezra Furman, The Unthanks, Stornoway, Villagers, Ibibio Sound Machine, Fisherman’s Friends, Kieran Leonard, Archie Bronson Outfit, Stealing Sheep, The Lilac Time, Andrew Weatherall, Jane Weaver, Hooton Tennis Club, Gwenno, Ralph Steadman, Sarah Waters, Alan Johnson, Shami Chakrabarti, Patrick Gale, Iain Sinclair, Nikita Lalwani & Simon Armitage, Skye Gyngell, Thomasina Miers, Rick Stein, Blanche Vaughan, Tom Parker Bowles, Sara Pascoe, Dom Joly, Shappi Khorsandi, and Simon Munnery.

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The early bird offer has ended. Tickets are priced at £165 each (please note there's an additional booking fee).

Child aged 14 to 17 years inclusive tickets are priced at £70, as are those for children aged 8 to 13 years inclusive, children aged 7 years and under can attend for free.

Port Eliot is a combination of books, music, fashion, film, food, wildlife, water and conversations set around the ancient and beautiful stately home and mediaeval
monastery at St Germans in south-east Cornwall sit in more than 100 acres of woodland gardens and park.

Throughout the festival, visitors will also be able to roam the gardens and park - created by landscape gardener Humphrey Repton - which stretches down to a secret estuary of the river Lynher, above which stands Brunel’s railway viaduct. The festival is always looking for new things to do; stages are run by dovegreyreader, Caught By the River, The Idler and digital literary magazine Five Dials.

Thursday 30th July to Sunday 2nd August 2015
Port Eliot Estate, St Germans, Cornwall, PL12 5ND, England MAP
£165 (+ booking fee)
daily capacity: 7000
last updated: Tue 30th Jun 2015

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