The Fringe

Tiptoe to the the tipis in the Moors Field to discover our revamped Literary Tent - a celebration of stories, words and music to inspire and entertain you.

FREE

The Fringe

Tiptoe to the the tipis in the Moors Field to discover our revamped Literary Tent – a celebration of stories, words and music to inspire and entertain you.

The Fringe brings an eclectic mix of talent from Cornwall and beyond – food for the mind and for the soul.

FREE
FREE
Friday 17 April 2020

The Fringe

Curated by Falmouth University.

10:45am
Kids storytelling yoga with Kids Yoga Cornwall

11:30am
Poetry postie: Sally Crabtree

12:15pm
Illustration and storytelling session with Rebecca Cobb

1:00pm
Captured: a Primary School storytelling event with Craig Green

2:00pm
Secondary school character workshop on story-building with Craig Green

3:00pm
Storytelling with Gary Cordingley

4:00pm
Rockpools with Heather Buttivant

5:00pm
‘Why I live in a shed ‘with Catrina Davies

FREE
Saturday 18 April 2020

The Fringe

Hosted by Claire Rowley

10:00am
Coffee Masterclass with Origin Coffee

11:00am
Vinyasa Yoga

midday
Comedy and poetry with Megan Chapman

1:00pm
Kari Herbert

2:00pm
Spoken word with Johanna Egar and Mark Crees

3:00pm
Chefs Bruce Rennie and Jeff Robinson in conversation

4:00pm
Comedy – Mel Byron and David Arnold

6:00pm
Gin Cocktail Masterclass with Tarquin’s (charge applies)

FREE
Sunday 19 April 2020

The Fringe

10:00am
Coffee masterclass with Origin Coffee

11:00am
Food blogger and TV presenter Jane Sarchet in conversation

noon
Author Philip Marsden in conversation

1:00pm
Crime author Gavin Knight

2:00pm
Institute of Stories: Songs of Innocence and Experience

3:00pm
Literary Pub Quiz

5:00pm
Rum Cocktail Masterclass with Dead Man’s Fingers (charge applies)

6:00pm
Gin Cocktail Masterclass with Tarquin’s (charge applies)

What's On

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Shipyard Sessions

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Chefs’ Theatre presented by St Austell Brewery

Porthleven attracts the best cheffing talent from the South West and beyond.
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Family Field

There's lots going on to keep the young and the young at heart entertained.
Institute of Stories
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The Fringe

Find food for thought in our literary tipis with talks, interviews and more.
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Lime Kiln Stage

Supported by BBC Music Introducing this fabulous free stage offers quality music throughout the weekend.
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Local Businesses

Don't forget to visit our brilliant local pubs, shops and restaurants when you're in town.
Dead Man's Fingers at Porthleven Food Festival
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Workshops & Cocktail Masterclasses

Shake or stir up your own creation and learn about cocktails at our specialist masterclasses.
Port and oyster bar
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Port & Oyster Pub

Our pop up pub is the perfect place spot to meet pals for a pint.
Camping at Porthleven Food Festival
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Camping and glamping

Stay over with camping from £18 for the weekend plus options for campers & glamping.

Festival News

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Event cancellation – FAQs

I have already purchased a ticket. Will I get a refund? Yes, all tickets will…
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2020 Event Cancelled

It is with heavy hearts that the organisers of Porthleven Food Festival must announce that…
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2020 Reading List
Zen Kartel will play Saturday evening's Shipyard Session at Porthleven Food Festival
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Daytoner to be replaced by Zen Kartel on Saturday evening
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