2011 Jul 25

Kate Winslet thrills children at Cornwall festival with a surprise book reading

She has two young children of her own so Kate Winslet knows all about the joys of story time.

So yesterday, July 24, she took time out of her busy schedule to read to children at a literary festival.

Wearing a pair of black shorts and wellingtons, the Oscar-winning actress chose the storybook “Mr. Gum” to delight a group of young children at the Port Eliot Festival in St. Germans, Cornwall.

The “Mr. Gum” books are set in the fictitious town of Lamonic Bibber and feature nine-year-old Polly her dog Jake and grumpy Mr Gum.

And the 35-year-old actress appeared to enjoying the experience as much as the children as she brought the story to life and pulled a series of faces while bringing the book to life for the enthralled audience.

The Port Eliot festival is a garden party that combines “everything from slam poetry to rock’n’roll”.

Miss Winslet used to have a house close to the north Cornish coast and is understood to be extremely fond of the county and regularly spend time there on holiday.

The actress is thought to have been taking a break in Cornwall after filming two films Movie 43 and Carnage, which was written and directed by Roman Polanski.

The Port Eliot Festival which includes music, cabaret, comedians and authors also featured writers, Hanif Kureishi and Jay McInerney and rock groups such as the Jim Jones Revue.

I’ve added 22 HQs from the event:

• Public Appearances > Other Appearances: Port Eliot Festival

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