Port Eliot Dog Festival is the height of fashion

Iconic sixties model turned photographer Jill Kennington will be helping to capture the moment at this year’s Port Eliot Dog Festival by running a special Dog Portrait Booth.

As one of the most famous models of the sixties, Jill Kennington was regularly photographed by the likes of Helmut Newton, Patrick Lichfield and Norman Parkinson. Now a photographer herself, Jill’s work appears all over the world – and she will be coming to the Port Eliot Dog Festival on Saturday 15th May so your best friend can be her latest subject!

Lady St Germans explains:
“During her time in front of the lens Jill became increasingly interested in how things worked behind the camera and turned her attention to becoming a photographer herself. By the time she gave up modelling she had her finger firmly on the button and has now become one of the world’s foremost portrait photographers.

“Her timeless portraiture style will see her setting up a sophisticated portrait booth at the Port Eliot Dog Festival, especially for Roo and his four legged friends, complete with old sofa and props.”

Owners will be asked to contribute a small donation to Children’s Hospice South West’s Precious Lives Appeal in return for a classic portrait of their beloved pooch.

Children’s Hospice South West is the only organisation in the region providing specialist hospice care to families with children who are not expected to reach adulthood. The charity currently operates two homely hospices – Little Bridge House in North Devon and Charlton Farm in North Somerset – and is raising funds through the Precious Lives Appeal to build a third – Little Harbour in Cornwall.

Judy Pride, Community Fundraiser for Children’s Hospice South West, says:
“Owners are also encouraged to get into the fashionable theme of the day by coming to Port Eliot dressed in their finest summer garden party outfits. There will even be a prize for the best dressed owner!

“It’s not just about looking good though as with musical entertainment, stalls, children’s activities, dog shows, Roo’s own Whippet Tea Party and more, there is a lot of substance as well as style! And all to help build Little Harbour, a children’s hospice in Cornwall.”

The Port Eliot Dog Festival in St Germans, Cornwall, is the place to be on Saturday 15th May, 11am – 5pm.

Parking is free and entrance to the event is just £1 per person in aid of the Precious Lives Appeal. This year’s event will also be followed by Starlight and Swing from 6pm – a picnic in the park with Jazzacadabra, with reduced ticket entry from anyone also attending the Dog Festival during the day.

For further information please contact Judy Pride: judy.pride@chsw.org.uk or 01837 52365.

To find out more about Children’s Hospice South West’s Precious Lives Appeal to build Little Harbour visit www.chsw.org.uk

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