We’ve been looking forward to this year’s Port Eliot Festival since we packed up our Fisherman’s Yard at last year’s festival! Our Fisherman’s Yard is back again this year, and after a long few days of setting it all up, it’s looking pretty great.
Aside from all our workshops, storytelling and shanty singing we’re also looking forward to getting out and exploring the festival.
Here are our top 6 things not to miss…
We love food and Port Eliot has arguably one of the best foodie line ups on the festival circuit. POLPO’s Venetian bàcaro will be top of our list, along with fresh seafood from The Oyster Shack, and we’ll almost certainly be working our way through the host of street food available. We’re also incredibly tempted by the Sipsmith’s Gin Shop down by the river!
Dancing under the stars
It wouldn’t be Port Eliot without a good, old fashioned boogie. A clear evening with the Ceilidh Liberation Front or The Boogie Round and we’ll be dancing until the sun comes up.
Set right on the estuary, Port Eliot is the perfect festival for a swim. Morning swims will start our day, and if the sun comes out and we get a little too warm we’ll be popping in for a refreshing paddle.
We’ll be whiling away the hours listening to all-female shanty group, Figurehead in our Fisherman’s Yard, hunting down folk favourites, Martha Tilston and Sam Lee & Friends, and discovering new bands.
Because, well, it’s Dawn French.
We’ll be squeezing all of this in between the workshops in our Fisherman’s Yard.
Meet the artists from our Fisherman’s Yard
Are you at Port Eliot Festival this year? If so, come and say hi, play our piano, take part in one of our workshops or just lounge around in our Fisherman’s Yard. Don’t forget to share your pictures with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram along with #SeasaltPortEliot.