More acts and speakers have been revealed for the diverse Port Eliot Festival, which takes place in the park and woodlands of the Port Eliot Estate, St Germans, Cornwall from Thursday 26th and Sunday 29th July 2018.
Emily Mortimer will present the international premiere of new short film "One Cambodian Family Please for my Pleasure" as part of the new Cinematheque area., Andrew Logan joins the Fashion Foundation line-up as a sculptural artist, Phillip Lymbery will speak about his latest book on animal welfare. Other newly announced speakers and performers include:- Grace Dent, Susie Boyt, Jimothy Lacoste, Peter Asher, London African Gospel Choir, Miranda Sawyer.
Louis Eliot, Port Eliot Festival co-Director, commented on the festival's line-up:
"I'm looking forward to so many things. As a big Peep Show fan, I'm so pleased that Robert Webb will be here; his book, How Not to be a Boy, is really moving and insightful. And Brett Anderson taking about his fascinating memoirs too. Then there's Boy Azooga, who I'm thrilled to hear almost every time I switch on 6Music. And I'm excited that we'll have internet hit Jimothy Lacoste, whose hookline, 'life is getting quite exciting', seems to have captured a mood; I've even seen it on T-shirts. His quirky dance moves and guileless rhymes are irresistible. Then there'll be two members of Supergrass (Gaz Coombes and Danny Goffey) playing separate shows of new material and old favourites - look out for a surprise appearance at at least one of these. In our new Fashion Foundation, you'll hear and learn from all sorts of artists, including Daphne Guinness, Star Wars costume designer, Glyn Dillon, who'll be chatting with Jessica Hynes, and Andrew Logan, who'll host a watercolour class. The late-night trapeze show in front of the house will be a wow and, as ever, our food offerings will be top notch. And finally, who knew that Teri Hatcher would give Bear Grylls a run for his money; her survival skills class is not to be missed!”
The line-up so far includes:- Baxter Dury, Brett Anderson, Gaz Coombes, Gwenno, Hollie McNish, Viv Albertine, Daphne Guinness, Ora Kiely, Reni Eddo-Lodge, Teri Hatcher, Lucy Mangan, Billy Bragg, Garth Jennings, Shappi Khorsandi, Danny Goffey, Boy Azooga, Teleman, Chris Difford, Brian Patten and many more.
For a full list of all announced acts please see the line-up page.
The festival will also feature flying trapeze shows, astronomy walks and talks, wild swimming, axe throwing, a circus school, film, workshops, well-being, stand-up paddleboarding, and much more.
Tickets are on sale, currently priced as follows:-
adult weekend: £170
young person weekend: £105
child (aged 8-13) weekend: £75
infant (aged 0-7) weekend: free but needs ticket.
Day tickets and campervan passes are also available.
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