Port Eliot Festival has announced it will return in 2017 to the rolling woodland and park of the ancient estate at St Germans, in south east Cornwall. Details of the line-up will be revealed from early next year, but the festival offers a wealth of entertainment from music to food to fashion, books to blacksmithing, science to swimming, outdoor survival to hot tubs, and comedy to a Flower and Fodder Show.
Earlier this year, just before the festival Peregrine, Lord St Germans, passed away. He started the festival and the Elephant Fayre that preceded it, and he wanted the festival to go ahead after his death, and organisers have confirmed it will continue for years to come.
The festival has also confirmed the earliest details of next year’s event. Celebrated theatre and film producer, Robert Fox, will be coming to Cornwall to discuss Lazarus, the musical written by David Bowie and Enda Walsh, which will begin its London run on 25 October.
Co producer of Lazarus, Robert will share his experiences of working with Bowie to create the musical. The festival will also present a special late-night screening of The Man Who Fell to Earth, the 1976 film, starring Bowie, on which the musical is based.
More details of further screenings and Bowie and Lazarus-related events across the festival will be confirmed soon. Lazarus begins its London run at the King’s Cross Theatre on 25 October 2016. Tickets and info at lazarusmusical.com.
Festival Director, Catherine St Germans, said, "It's lovely to be able to confirm that the festival will be back in 2017 and will continue for years to come. This was a special year for the festival, it was a beautiful event, and we’ll be back for more next year. And it’s very exciting to be able to reveal the first of our Lazarus plans and that Robert Fox will be coming to Cornwall. Hope you’ll join us too."
The Port Eliot Festival of creative arts will take place between Thursday 27th and Sunday 30th July 2017 in the grounds of the Earl of St Germans Cornish estate at Port Eliot in Cornwall.
Set in the very same location as the legendary Elephant Fayre, back in the Seventies and Eighties, the festival started up as the Eliot Lit Fest early in the millennium and, in the 13 years years of its existence, has grown to offer a rich diversity of arts and entertainment encompassing music, literature, poetry, comedy, film and art.
Ticket prices will remain the same as they have for the last 3 years. Child, family and day tickets will be available on Tuesday 25th October, and eFestivals will have links to buy them then.
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 £100, tickets for children aged 8 to 13 years inclusive are priced at £70, and children aged 7 years and under can attend for free. A campervan pass is £60 with £40 for an electric hook up.
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.
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