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Featured Artists

Music

Ibibio Sound Machine

The Park

A clash of African and electronic elements

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Music

Stornoway

The Church

British alternative indie folk band from Oxford

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Music

Villagers

The Church

Irish indie folk band from Dublin

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Music

The Unthanks

The Park

Cool and triumphant art folk

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Words

Dom Joly

Bowling Green

Comedian, journalist and writer....

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Words

Shappi Khorsandi

The Park

"She has plenty to say, and says it with pointedness and potency." The Guardian

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Words

Sarah Waters

Bowling Green

Award-winning, best-selling Author of five novels...

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Music

Fishermans Friends

The Park

New album released May 2015. Proper Job

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Words

Sara Pascoe

The Park

Sara is a stand up comedian. She does acting too, and wants to write novels and...

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Food

Rick Stein

Flower and Fodder

English chef, restaurateur, author and television presenter...

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Music

Archie Bronson Outfit

Caught by the river

Garage-blues-psych-kraut joy

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Food

Thomasina Miers

Flower and Fodder

Co-founder and Executive Chef of Wahaca Restaurants

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Music

Stealing Sheep

Caught by the river

Post punk madrigals

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Words

Nina Stibbe

Bowling Green

Author

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Words

Simon Munnery

The Park

"Simon Munnery is an avant-garde comedy god" Time Out

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Music

Andrew Weatherall

Caught by the river

DJ, producer and remixer

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Music

Jane Weaver

Caught by the river

Jane has released her 6th album. The Silver Globe is as multifaceted as it is...

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Words

Ralph Steadman & Ceri Levy

Bowling Green

Artist Ralph Steadman and writer Ceri Levy will be talking about their second...

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Music

Sarah Cracknell

Caught by the river

The frontwoman for beloved British club-pop trio Saint Etienne

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Music

Marika Hackman

Walled Garden

Debut album, 'We Slept At Last', available now"

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Words

Shami Chakrabarti

Bowling Green

Director of Liberty

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Food

Tom Parker Bowles

Flower and Fodder

British food writer, food critic and chef

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Words

Rebecca Lenkiewicz

The Round Room

Highly acclaimed playwright and screenwriter

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Music

The Lilac Time

The Church

No Sad Songs by The Lilac Time. New album worldwide NOW!

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Music

Ezra Furman

The Park

"One of the best rock 'n' roll albums of recent years" - Guardian Film & Music...

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Words

Jamie Brisick

Bowling Green

Author of 'Becoming Westerly'....

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Food

Skye Gyngell

Flower and Fodder

Skye Gyngell is one of Britain's most respected and acclaimed chefs...

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Music

Mitch Benn

The Park

MITCH BENN IS THE 37th BEATLE, his acclaimed one-man show about the Fab Four, is...

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Matthew and Me

Caught by the river

Download 'Patterns' now

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Words

Alan Johnson MP

The Park

Please Mister Postman Published by Bantam Press on 18th September 2014

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Words

Alexandra Shulman

Bowling Green

Alexandra Shulman has been the editor of British Vogue for over twenty years...

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Words

Michael Howells

Creative Director of Port Eliot Festival & curator of the Flower Show

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Music

John Otway

The Park

"Otway The Movie - Rock'n'Roll's Greatest Failure"

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Words

Stuart Evers

The short story and beyond

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Words

Simon Armitage

Bowling Green

Poet, novelist, writer

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Food

Jack Stein

Flower and Fodder

Executive Chef of Stein Restaurants

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Music

Jonnie Common

Walled Garden

Glasgow-based sonic boom of majestic devilry forged in the pottery kiln fires of...

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Food

Mark Diacono

Flower and Fodder

Writer, grower and cook

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Words

Elvis McGonagall

The Park

'if poetry is the new rock 'n' roll then Elvis is Elvis'- Steve Larkin, Hammer &...

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Food

Jack Adair-Bevan

Flower and Fodder

Writer, hunter and mixologist

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Words

Caroline Criado- Perez

Walled Garden

One of the most vocal and tenacious campaigners of her generation

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Words

Mathew Clayton

Caught by the river

Editor, Author, Event Producer

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Outdoors

Bumblebee Walk

Great Outdoors

With Brigit Strawbridge

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Words

Lisa Armstrong

Bowling Green

Fashion Editor for the Daily Telegraph

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Words

Neel Mukherjee

Walled Garden

Booker Shortlisted novelist

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Words

Alex Bellos

Bowling Green

Alex Bellos writes about mathematics....

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Music

Eaves

The Church

Debut album due spring 2015

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Food

Richard Bertinet

Flower and Fodder

Richard Bertinet trained as a baker from the age of 14...

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Words

Alex Edelman

The Park

Alex Edelman is a writer and comedian from Boston who lives in New York and...

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Words

Andy Mulligan

The Round Room

Highly acclaimed English writer best known for young-adult fiction

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Words

Kamila Shamsie

Bowling Green

Kamila Shamsie is the author of 6 novels....

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Music

Rob St John

Caught by the river

Writes about the environment, art and music for The Quietus and Caught by the...

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Music

Kid Wave

Ace of Clubs

Jangly melodies + crashing drums = sulky rock darkness

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Words

Iain Sinclair

Bowling Green

Writer and king of London psychogeography

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Words

Tim Lott

Tim Lott is the author of seven novels....

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Words

Will Hodgkinson

The Idler Academy

The Round Room

Times Music writer and author

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Music

Faerground Accidents

Ace of Clubs

Psychotic Pop from Sheffield UK.

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Music

Chaps Choir

Bowling Green

Lots of men singing about love, brotherhood and how silly sea shanties are

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Words

Matt Haig

Bowling Green

A redemptive memoir about life, depression and reading...

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Music

Awesome Tapes from Africa

Caught by the river

The myriad sounds of the African continent

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Words

Hannah Rothschild

Bowling Green

Writer, filmmaker and a company director...

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Words

Nikita Lalwani

Bowling Green

Writer and Trustee of Liberty

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Words

Rachel Cooke

Bowling Green

Journalist and Writer

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Words

Matthew De Abaitua

Walled Garden

IF THEN Most Anticipated novels of 2015

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Music

Gwenno

Caught by the river

Y Dydd Olaf is Gwenno's debut album

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Words

Marcus O'Dair

Caught by the river

Different Every Time: the Authorised Biography of Robert Wyatt is out now from...

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Words

Caroline Catz

The Round Room

Actress, documentary filmmaker and music fan

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Words

Gavin Pretor-Pinney

Bowling Green

Designer, writer and founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society...

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Krar Collective

The Park

The Ethiopian White Stripes

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Words

Virginia Astley

Caught by the river

Possessing a unique soprano style of singing, Virginia's delicate vocals fit in...

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Words

Owen Sheers

Bowling Green

Walled Garden

Poet, author and playwright

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Words

Julian Baggini

Walled Garden

Founding editor of The Philosophers' Magazine

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Music

Chris Watson

Caught by the river

The Round Room

Legendary Sheffield sound recordist

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Harlequin Dynamite Marching Band

Caught by the river

An oddball collective of musicians, writers, artists and performers from...

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Words

Kernow King

The Park

Cornwall's much loved son

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Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou

Caught by the river

English husband and wife recording artists

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Music

Mik Artistik

Walled Garden

Mik Artistik's Ego Trip are a strange and wonderful beast of a band.

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Words

Gabrielle Drake

Caught by the river

Remembered for a while: A companion to Nick Drake

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Words

Rosie Boycott

Bowling Green

Journalist and Publisher

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Words

Brian Selznick

Walled Garden

Wonderstruck...engrossing, intelligent, beautifully engineered and expertly told...

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Words

Rachel Holmes

Bowling Green

Author

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John Andrews

Caught by the river

Master of Ceremonies for Caught by the River alongside Roy Wilkinson.

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Words

Richard King

Caught by the river

Author of 'How Soon is Now' and 'Original Rockers'

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Words

Tony Quinn

'Quirky, charming and full of atmosphere' Good Housekeeping

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Tom Payne

Walled Garden

Author and literary critic for The Telegraph

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Cathy Rentzenbrink

Bowling Green

Associate Editor at The Bookseller and Project Director of book industry charity...

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Words

Louise Carpenter

Bowling Green

Journalist and Author

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Patrick Gale

Walled Garden

Novelist

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Lucy Wood

Walled Garden

This ghost story haunts with its quietly memorable evocation of family and...

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Paul Murray

Bowling Green

Savagely funny, brimful of wit, energy, poetry and vision, unflaggingly...

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Other

Martin Parr

Bowling Green

Photographic portrait and archive about everyday life in the Black Country

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Words

Ann Morgan

Walled Garden

Writer and editor

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Music

Trembling Bells

Caught by the river

We are all obsessive, pedantic, maladjusted, unemployable nerds.

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Craft

Wild Brewing Techniques: A tasting and demo

Workshop Barn

With Stuart Woodman from 7th Rise

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Words

Emma Warren

Caught by the river

Caught ByThe River regular

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Love Nor Money

Ace of Clubs

Sisters bringing the alternative dance pop with an edge

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Words

Naomi Alderman

Walled Garden

Vivid, sensuous. Alderman is a fluent and powerful writer- Sunday Times

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Alice Stevenson

The Idler Academy

London based illustrator, artist, and author of "Ways to Walk in London"

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Words

Laura Barton

The Idler Academy

Speaking on Music and Sadness

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Rachel Lichtenstein

Bowling Green

'Lichtenstein is an artist, writer, local historian and archivist and her...

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Music

Charlie and the Wideboys

Rock 'n' Roll just how you like it

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Words

Jen Campbell

Walled Garden

Every bookshop has a story...

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Craft

Botanical Illustration Workshop - Adults Class

Workshop Barn

With Sarah Jane Humphrey

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Words

Mick Houghton

The Idler Academy

A revealing portrait of a close-knit and mutually supportive scene in which...

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Outdoors

Ben Moor

The Idler Academy

English comedy writer and actor

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Words

J.B Morrison

Walled Garden

Author and musician

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Music

Hooton Tennis Club

Caught by the river

Full of unhurried chord changes and heavy-lidded drumming

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Fashion

NJ Stevenson

Bowling Green

Free-thinking Liberty

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Music

Julie Murphy

The Idler Academy

'One of the great voices in British folk music.' SAM LEE

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Other

Upping the Andes- Charity Cycling Tour

Walled Garden

ARCHIE INNES, TOM LAWSON, TOBY MACKEAN AND GUTHRIE FENTON ARE CYCLING...

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Other

Mark Vernon

The Idler Academy

Philosophy and Psychology - a crash course to meet your intellectual and...

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Words

Rose Mitchell

The Round Room

Specialist map archivist

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Peter Moore

Walled Garden

'A fascinating piece of criminal social history lively, atmospheric and...

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Family

Ashley Harrold

A.F. Harrold is a talented poet and performance poet

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Words

Lucy Cooke

Award-winning travel writer, blogger and public speaker

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Words

Susie Parr

Photographic portrait and archive about everyday life in the Black Country

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Words

Jim Mallinson

The Idler Academy

Scholar of Indian religion and culture who specialises in the history of yoga.

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Food

Jill Stein

Flower and Fodder

Restaurant Entrepreneur & Interior Designer

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Food

Blanche Vaughan

Flower and Fodder

Blanche Vaughan is a prolific food writer...

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Words

Chloe Fox

Flower and Fodder

Writer for Vogue, the Telegraph Magazine, The Observer, Harper's Bazaar and...

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Food

Caroline Davey

Flower and Fodder

Owner of Fat Hen, The Wild Cookery School, in West Cornwall

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Words

John Wright

The Round Room

Natural historian and author

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Food

Katy Davidson "Oyster Lady"

Katy is an oyster specialist with vast knowledge and limitless passion for...

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Music

Nishant Lalwani

Bowling Green

Nishant Lalwani wants to make you dance...

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Words

Claire Ptak

Flower and Fodder

Founder of Violet Bakery, food writer & stylist

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Food

Ben Tish

Flower and Fodder

Executive Chef of Salt Yard Group

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Words

Harry Mount

The Idler Academy

Writer & Journalist

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Jason Goodwin

Flower and Fodder

Traveller & Historian

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Words

Tim Dowling

Walled Garden

Guardian columnist and author...

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Food

Arbell Lowther

Flower and Fodder

Vine grower and wine maker

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Sean Borodale

Flower and Fodder

Sean Borodale was selected as a Next Generation Poet in 2014...

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Food

Bill Bradshaw

Flower and Fodder

Cider Aficionado

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Words

Chris Difford

The Idler Academy

Double Ivor Novello Award-winning lyricist and enigma...

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Words

Allan Jenkins

Flower and Fodder

Editor of Observer Food Monthly

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Words

Katharine Hibbert

The Idler Academy

Katharine Hibbert is the author of FREE: Adventures on the Margins of a Wasteful...

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Words

Sarah Husband

Flower and Fodder

Sarah Husband specialises in flower decorating for weddings, birthdays,...

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Words

Tristan Gooley

The Idler Academy

A writer and natural navigator

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Words

Crispin Hunt

Crispin Hunt is a multi-platinum selling songwriter and record producer.

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Words

Tom Shone

The Round Room

Film Critic

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Words

Dominic Frisby

The Idler Academy

Accidental financial bod, comedian, actor of unrecognized genius, voice of many...

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Words

Andrew Simms

The Idler Academy

Author, analyst and campaigner

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Words

James Dowdeswell

The Idler Academy

James is an imaginative storytelling comedian who combines deft stand-up with...

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Words

Claire Thomson

Flower and Fodder

Food writer, chef & co-owner of Flinty Red restaurant

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Words

Eddie Argos

The Idler Academy

Tells you how to form a band and become famous...

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Music

Lail Arad

Walled Garden

Sprightly, feather-light and witty

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Vince Lee and Becca Langsford

Ace of Clubs

Their old time, uptempo music is highly infectious!

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Latest news

Dom Joly Q&A

Dom Joly Q&A

Dom Joly is joining us at the festival this year. What's he got to say for himself?

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Port Eliot Comedy Line-up Announced

Port Eliot Comedy Line-up Announced

Comedy lineup for Port Eliot announced

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Introducing some of this year's literary guests...

Introducing some of this year's literary guests...

Announcement of literary acts at Port Eliot Festival 2015

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About Port Eliot Festival

About the festival

The Port Eliot Festival is an annual celebration of words, music, imagination, ideas, nature, food, fashion, flowers, laughter, exploration and fun.

An incredible array of performers have appeared at Port Eliot since the festival started over a decade ago, all drawn together by the festival’s laid-back approach and inspirational atmosphere. They include the likes of Dominic West, Kate Winslet, Martin Parr, Anna Sui, Anita Pallenberg, Barbara Hulanicki, Ralph Steadman, Jarvis Cocker, Jacob Dylan, Suggs, Julian Cope, the Hemsleys, Beth Orton, Stephen Jones, Jack Stein, Nathan Outlaw, Angela Hartnett, Thomasina Miers, Suzy Menkes, Edmund de Waal, Sarah Waters, William Dalrymple, Hanif Kureishi, Hannah Rothschild and Gavin Turk.

Camping

Yurtel

Enjoy a decadent weekend in one of Yurtel’s Luxury Yurts

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Hearthworks

Enjoy Port Eliot Festival in style with Hearthworks‘ traditional canvas camping in tipis and yurts.

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Tangerine Fields

Tangerine Fields‘ pre-erected tents are back at Port Eliot 2015.

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Airstream Facilities

Airstream trailers provide the ultimate in rolling comfort and ‘70s retro chic.

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Volunteers

Port Eliot Festival is looking for volunteers to steward various posts over this amazing event. Help is needed with giving general information on the site/festival, selling tickets, helping with car parking and stewarding venues. Training for stewards will be provided on site at Port Eliot.

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