Sunday, 15 June 2014

Festival fun in Cornwall

THE annual Port Eliot Festival (July 24-27) in Cornwall is a laid-back celebration of words, music, ideas, nature, food, and fashion.

‘Most festivals now, literature festivals in particular, are high pressure and high profile,’ says the novelist Hanif Kureishi. ‘Port Eliot is a sort of up-market pop festival … It’s fun… It’s nice for the kids. It’s a lovely place, it’s just very relaxing.’

Writers and artists who have appeared at the festival over the years include Sarah Waters, Jarvis Cocker, photographer Martin Parr, Maria Alvarez and Alain de Botton.

For this year’s line-up and ticket information, go to

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