We had an unforgettable time at Port Eliot Festival last weekend!
Down by the river, the sound of traditional sea shanty singing filled the air in our Fisherman’s Yard, while our series of inspiring workshops, with special guest artists, celebrated the best of our Cornish maritime and artistic heritage.
Amid the buoys, driftwood, agapanthus and grasses, festival goers learnt how to make a whole host of goodies in our Make & Take workshops, including hand painting neckerchiefs, paper flower making, knotted jewellery, screen-printing on tote bags, paper crafts and customising Seasalt Sailor Shirts with nautical designs.
Passers-by pulled up a chair to play our ‘have a go piano’, tried their hand at a game of quoits, learnt how to finger knit, and when the heat of the day (and a little drizzle!) had passed, relaxed in a deckchair and enjoyed some Tea Time Tales with our storyteller.
What a fantastic weekend we had, full of words, music, food, fashion and flowers, all set in the beautiful grounds of Port Eliot House in St Germans, Cornwall.
Here are a few fun facts and a couple of snaps to give you a feel of what we got up to over the festival:
1 handsomely decorated marquee, and accompanying Fishermen’s Yard
4 days of festival antics
5 sea shanty singers
1 story teller
7 VERY talented artists
26 beautifully embellished Seasalt Sailor Shirts
12 stripy Seasalt deckchairs
11 Make & Take workshops
Lots and lots of very happy festival goers!
A big thanks to our artists & performers:
Sarah Denis (paper craft): http://www.sarah-dennis.co.uk/
Dena O’Brien (screen printing): http://www.kiwiprintstudio.co.uk/
Riannon Selcuk (rope necklaces): http://imakeknots.com/
Figurehead (shanty singers): https://www.facebook.com/figureheadshanties/
Emma Spurgin Hussey (story teller): https://twitter.com/ESpurginHussey