Based in Cornwall, Port Eliot Festival is a wonderfully relaxed festival for the whole family based around a fun mix of literature, music, making and general creativity in what are the wonderful grounds of a magnificent house by the River Tiddy. It takes place from July 30th to August 2nd and this year, Bill Amberg Studio will be onsite with a making workshop, a talk on leather by Bill himself and a special DJ set by Bill for the folks visiting the Hole & Corner tent on Thursday evening.
Earlier this year, Hole & Corner magazine founder Sam Walton invited Bill to write a feature for the magazine’s first edition on his efforts to revamp an old Norton motorbike with the restorer Tom Grifin. Bringing the pages of this beautiful publication to life, Hole & Corner have invited Bill and the Bill Amberg Studio to carry out a leather workshop on two of the 4 days of the festival at the ‘Makers’ tent. Folk can come and get involved in making a leather strap for an instrument or a belt, or just come along and have a look at how it’ s all done.
Other interesting leather craft work in the tent will be presented by Tortie Hoare, which is supported by the University of Plymouth, to talk about leather moulding, alongside specialists in ceramics and wood.