Plymouth and Port Eliot Festival boost creative experience

Plymouth University is enhancing its links with one of the south west’s most iconic summer events, the Port Eliot Festival

For the second time, the Plymouth University’s Faculty of Arts and Humanities is to be the official Creative and Cultural Partner of the festival in July 2016.  

This year, an increased range of opportunities are being coordinated for both students and the wider community, both on the festival site and the University campus.

These will include the opportunity for spatial design students to work with internationally celebrated artist and production designer Michael Howells to create the festival’s iconic Bridge over the Haha.

Students will also be working again with the team behind Hole&Corner magazine and local businesses to promote knowledge exchange through words, music, comedy and a series of workshops.

Professor Dafydd Moore, Executive Dean of Arts and Humanities at Plymouth University, said: “I am confident that in 2016, we will forge new connections with leading cultural innovators, creating a special atmosphere for those at the festival and generating new opportunities across the creative and cultural sector.”

Port Eliot is the South West’s foremost annual festival of surprises, a free-ranging event which places equal importance on music, words, food, fashion, flowers, walking and water. The 2016 festival will see Noel Fielding and Russell Norman rubbing shoulders with Helen Dunmore, Andrew Weatherall and Ryley Walker on a bill for which ‘more than somewhat eclectic’ would seem to be the most appropriate description.

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