This year, for example, you could be listening to talks by authors and playwrights one minute and enjoy performances by indie, blues or electro-African musicians the next. Or perhaps you’re interested in a tango class or a “Survival Wisdom” workshop (à la Man vs. Wild). For the kiddies, there’s a “pirate school.” Bumblebee walks, garden tours, floral-headdress making, late-night star gazing? Port Eliot Festival has got them — plus you can learn to crochet with blogger Susie Bubble and take a wildlife drawing class with designer Giles Deacon, too. If you need another example of the festival’s anything-goes mentality: veteran journalist and fashion critic Sarah Mower of Vogue and Style.com will be chairing a panel on… Game of Thrones, with the costume designer, a production designer and actress Gwendoline Christie (who plays warrior Brienne of Tarth on the HBO show).
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