Cornwall LivingIssue #110

Festival fever

From July 30th to August 1st, Dinham House will host an incredible line-up of music and food featuring Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Nick Mulvey, Gilles Peterson, Dub Pistols, Soul II Soul, Jaguar Skills and Olivia Dean, alongside pop-up restaurants and chef demonstrations.

To mark its 10th anniversary, the festival will be hosted by a different chef every year and this year Paul Ainsworth is at the helm; “I’m delighted to be this year’s host chef for the much-loved Rock Oyster Festival which returns this July. Historically, it has been a weekend that revolves around family, great music and delicious food, and I’m so excited to be cooking alongside my fellow chefs against the beautiful backdrop of the Camel Estuary.”

The food line-up will feature chefs including Valentine Warner, Josh Eggleton, Juliet Sear, Ping Coombes, Gill Meller and Michael Caines.

Some of Cornwall’s best loved restaurants will also be popping up in The Chefs Tipis with Paul Ainsworth bringing The Mariners from Rock, Andi Tuck bringing the St Kew Inn, John Hooker bringing The Cornish Arms from Tavistock and Great British Menu favourites Jude Kereama, Guy Owen and Nick Beardshaw also hosting a Tipi throughout the weekend.

Outdoor adventures and wellbeing activities will also be a big feature of
this year’s festival with stand-up paddleboarding, canoeing, archery, wild running, aerial yoga and spa treatments to choose from. This has always been a family festival and this year is no exception, with a forest school, a sea creature fashion show, circus skills, hula-hooping and storytelling at dusk to keep the littles ones happy.

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