The last Port Eliot arts fest for the next two years went off in fine style this weekend.
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The usually annual bash, which sees tops comics, actors, bands and fashionistas pack out the historic Port Eliot estate in St Germans, won’t kick off again until 2014.
Stuart from Liskeard Poets
But the final event before the fallow year did the Port Eliot arts legacy proud.
The estate showed an exhibition of paintings by Clash bassist Paul Simonon, played host to Wire star Dominic West interviewing TV comic Miles Jupp, gave stage-space to feted psychedelic rockers Toy and far more importantly showcased the skills of St Austell Town Band and Liskeards’s very own Poets
The incredibly nice Mr Miles Jupp
There’s a pretty full resume of all this years fun HERE, and thanks to the wonders of modern tech, the rest of this years review is on video ;D
Still, for those of you pining for the written word – here’s Tim Clare’ ‘Ode To Port Eliot’
Ode to Port Eliot
by Tim Clare
I grew up in the sort of town
Where a single use of the word ‘noun’
Earns you the epithet ‘professor’
Yet here I stand on the teeming lawn
Trying to impress passing girls with an unsolicited
Mini-lecture on the etymology of ‘ha-ha’ (n.)
It never works
Not even when Arcadian day ripens to Bacchanalian night
But this, this is the first place
Where I dared to dream it might