More happenings have been confirmed for new Cornish festival The Great Estate, which takes place at Scorrier House near Redruth from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th June 2017, and will combine music, art, food, comedy and fashion, and with headliners of Echo & the Bunnymen, Craig Charles, and Electric Swing Circus.
For those quieter or more-sedate moments, within the Secret Gin Garden is The Great Estate's Classical Corner, that will present a string of acts, including Arcadia 78rpm Orchestra, Classic Strings Duo, The Blue Angels, Andy Marshall, Rachel Williams, Alex Govier, and more.
The BBC Introducing Stage will play host to a selection of the region’s rising stars, with Rosie Crow, Gavin Kaufman, Sam Richardson, Rue, Kezia, Jack Bartlett, Hollie Rogers, Ezmay Grace, King Creature, Lucy Anna, Even Nine, SheBeat, and Emma Chamberlain.
There's Dead Beats Poetry Corner, a relaxed space for open-minded poets and creative writers. Guest speaker Sue Kittow, author of Walks in the Footsteps of Poldark, will be sharing her experiences and most notable influences. Sue will be joined by a selection of other writers to answer questions and offer advice.
At Madame Wong’s House of Wrong showgirl Talulah Blue will display her fusion of burlesque, classic circus and eras gone by, with feather and silk fan dancing, hula hoop and fire dancing. Forgotten Circus will join Talulah Blue onstage for a weekend of aerial displays and acts.
The Wild Wine Club will host a candle lit, long table banquet in a derelict horse shed hidden within the Scorrier grounds. Serving up a delicious three course Sicilian feast with wine pairings, sommelier Debbie Warner and her guest chefs will add a touch of luxury to the festival weekend. Come as strangers, leave as friends. Bookings are essential to avoid disappointment.
Don't forget your sketchbooks! With a passion for drawing, Penryn artist Lou Tonkin invites guests to feed their creative soul and join her on an artistic journey of the Scorrier House Estate. Complementing the scheduled Sketching Workshops across the weekend are Foraging Walks and Herbalist Workshops.
Late night party goers can continue celebrations until 2am at the Woodland Silent Disco and in the Dance Tent
Tickets are on sale, priced at £55 for the weekend or £70 with camping, while under-10s go free. Click on the link below for tickets.
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