Port Eliot Festival
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    Port Eliot, St Germans, Saltash, Cornwall PL12 5ND

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For a third consecutive year, Plymouth University’s Faculty of Arts and Humanities is the official cultural and creative partner of the Port Eliot Festival, one of the country’s favourite festivals and one of the South West's most iconic summer events. The partnership aims to increase opportunities for engagement with the arts and the creative journey for all.

‘One of the coolest festivals on the summer circuit!' (GQ and Vogue)

Port Eliot Festival inspires and surprises as it draws an unmatchable collection of artists, musicians, writers, comedians, performers, thinkers, makers, protagonists, agitators and scribblers to one of the most beautiful corners of the country. 

This year’s event will run from Thursday 27 to Sunday 30 July on the rolling park and woodland of the ancient estate at St Germans, on south east Cornwall’s Rame Peninsula.

Plymouth University's partnership aims to enhance knowledge transfer between academics within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and the creative industries, and champion local and regional successes across the creative sectors.

During the festival, the University will have over 30 students on site, undertaking various roles with a focus on knowledge transfer and increasing employability through our collaboration with Hole & Corner's Maker tent and Creative Kernow’s ERDF funded, ‘Cultivator’ initiative. 

We are also very excited to have a number of our Science Academics involved in Port Eliot's series of events and presentations in the Round Room and our continued collaboration with Literature Works in the Tiddy Tent will provide stories and content for the Festival’s daily newspaper, which will be created by Creative Writing and Illustration students throughout the Festival weekend.

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Colin Midson, Associate Director of Port Eliot Festival, said:

“Our partnership with the University has undoubtedly brought an extra level of energy to the festival. Its creative team has helped programme a string of memorable science happenings that have really lived up to their unique backdrop in the Round Room. And we’re glad to have enabled students to experience at close range how the festival is planned, managed and brought to life. We look forward to continuing our fruitful relationship this year and beyond.”

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