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22nd July – Cornwall – Port Eliot Festival

Thanks to the hundreds and hundreds of you who voted for me in the recent Telltales competition, I am humbled and delighted to announce that I’ll be performing at this year’s Port Eliot Festival!

Round Room in Port Eliot House

As if that’s not enough by itself, we get to perform in the incredibly surreal, ‘Round Room’ (see image above) inside the Port Eliot House. The room was painted by the intriguing Southwest artist Robert Lenkiewicz over a period of 30yrs (left still unfinished at his death). The work was referred to as the ‘Riddle Mural’ and Wikipedia informs me that “half of the mural in the 12m diameter room shows death, destruction, insanity, unrequited love, and the apocalyptic end of the world. The other half reflects love and affection, friendships, harmony, proportion and consensus. Hidden in the work are various references to family skeletons, art history and cabalistic mysteries, hence the name – the Riddle Mural.” I can only hope to conjure up a set of poetry worthy of such an environment and in a mission to do so will spend the next two weeks twisting my brain around, inside out, and back again to see if I can produce something… fitting.

If you’re there, do come find us in the Round Room – Port Eliot Festival – 12.15pm, Fri 22nd July.

And if you haven’t got tickets yet, there are still some available, starting at £35 for a Friday day ticket. Click here to buy.

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Port Eliot Festival 2011 – Nick needs your Votes!

Cornwall’s monthly night of wonderful words, Telltales, is offering one writer the opportunity to take to the stage and showcase their stuff at the Southwest’s premier literary festival, Port Eliot.

Nick Jarvis has been shortlisted from the many contenders and now needs your votes, so please Click Here  now and help make this happen.

(Voting closes on Sunday July 3rd)

Nick’s submission for this competition is a humorous poem about heartache, a word game of confusion that hopes to wrap the audience up in the experience of losing track of who you are.

The poem can be read on the Telltales website, or you can watch it below, and then VOTE folks. Thanks!