Shout out for volunteers and helpers


The Festival Committee have been working hard again this year to bring the best possible weekend entertainment to Porthleven. Plans include more chef demos, more music with the Lime Kiln stage back and running through both Saturday and Sunday, a Literary and Acoustic tent with craft beer bar, a very lively Family Field with circus and young people’s activities plus excellent evening entertainment line up.

The Festival has grown so much over recent years that it’s now impossible for the volunteers to cover all of the complexities of planning and delivering the event so the Committee have formally contracted Arc Live, the team behind Porthleven’s Masked Ball, to manage the logistics of the Festival. This means that we’ll have trained marshals managing key areas where in the past we’ve relied on the amazing good will of volunteers.

However, as a not for profit organisation we would love to as many volunteers as possible to take part. If you can spare a couple of hours, a morning or afternoon during Festival weekend we need people to be information providers – help the public, provide directions and programmes and generally be around the Festival in hi vis jackets helping to make the event run smoothly.

We hold a short (less than an hour) Stewards’ Meeting in the Ship Inn Smithy each year (date TBC) so please turn up if you want to help out. The meeting will give you an overview of plans for the Festival and the type of support we’re hoping you will be able to help us with.