Port Elliot: our kind of festival

These days brands are engaging with their consumers on many different levels. Clever retailers are extending the customer experience way beyond simply selling them stuff and creating events and collaborations which resonate with their brand aesthetic and consumer profile.

Anthropologie recently sponsered the Port Elliot festival in Cornwall, which  they described as three days to celebrate “words, music, imagination, laughter, exploration, and – above all – fun”. One of the countries most imaginative arts festivals, the event hosted over 100 performances on 10 different stages from the worlds of books, music, fashion, food and film.

Festival goers could enjoy workshops with three artists who regularly collaborate with Anthropologie. Lou Rota, Charlotte Taylor and Jacqui Roche ran classes in upcycling ceramics, marbling techniques and pottery. There was also a ‘decorate your tent competition’!

Camping in muddy fields to see bands we’ve never heard of, is really not our thing, but this we could cope with!


  • Carole says:

    Hi Jane
    I have always wanted to go to Port Elliot and this year I won tickets through Anthropologie. It was absolutely brilliant, we arrived to a very wet muddy field on Friday afternoon but the sun shone for the rest of the weekend. Our Highpoints were author Gavin Pretor Pinny( the Cloudspotter), Tim Burgess(who kindly signed his book for Beck) Russel Norman – who cooked for us in the big Kitchen , John Cooper Clark- brilliant as always and Dominic West interviewing Miles Jupp, The Staves performing in the church on Friday evening, and also standing next to Paul Simenon to name but a few-
    I could go on forever.Hignly recommended, but I heard a rumour that its not on next year.

  • Jane says:

    Indeed it isn’t Carole, I just found out which is really sad as I desperately want to go.
    Sounds so good

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