Summer in the Garden of Eden

June - July 2011

This June and July Cape Farewell and Eden present the spectacular outdoor musical performance Unplugged, followed by the Bī-ŏt'ĭk stage in the Mediterranean Biome, 2-7pm, making each Sessions date a day of festivity not to be missed.

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    3 & 4 June

    Unplugged

    A spectacular outdoor musical performance, in which chorus, band and orchestra bring the acoustics of Eden's amphitheatre to life. Performed across the expansive gardens surrounding Eden’s giant greenhouses, the piece uses no electro-amplification and instead exploits the former clay pit’s natural acoustics. Written and directed by composer Tim Sutton, Unplugged is the first of the Cape Farewell | Eden Project Slow Art projects to be presented at Eden. Performed by 100 musicians and singers from across Cornwall, the Unplugged project, and the music, Winning the Clay, is both a call to arms and a celebration of restoration and renewal. Supported by PRS Foundation for Music Foundation, Tipping Point and Arts Council England.
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    23 June

    Bī-ŏt'ĭk featuring Pestival

    Only 1 % of insects are pests, the rest are caretakers!
    Pestival brings an insect themed mix of music, science and comedy to the Bī-ŏt'ĭk stage. Featuring: Robin Ince, Lorraine Bowen and John-Luke Roberts and folk phenomenon, Seth Lakeman. MC Bridget Nicholls. Story-teller, Ian Stephen from the Isle of Lewis, spins yarns and tells of Cape Farewell’s voyage to the Western Isles of Scotland this summer.
    Main Stage (evening):
    Primal Scream with DJ Andrew Weatherall + The Horrors.

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    25 June

    Bī-ŏt'ĭk featuring Plant Records

    Eden’s Arts Cafe presents singer-songwriter Jamie Crowe, The Dubstep Drummer, and multi-instrumentalist and visual artist Bunty. Leading into the evening Session, Eden’s Plant Records Keeper, Chris Bisson and Bullet’s Gorm as they DJ 12 inches as Plant Records.
    Main Stage (evening):
    Pendulum.

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    30 June

    Competitions!

    If you're 16-25 and a budding film-maker or you've got what it takes to stir up a debate, visit the Future Features page on the Eden website. Submit an outstanding 2 minute film and you could win a gig in your own front room, from Dizraeli of Dizraeli and the Small Gods. Submit a winning provocation and kick start the bī-ŏt'ĭk debate, chaired by Mark Donne, journalist and co-founder of the Instigate Debate campaign, the inspiration behind Future Features.
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    30 June

    Bī-ŏt'ĭk stage

    Artists Liam Frost, Badly Drawn Boy, The Travelling Band, Josephine and Jo Rose play in association with of Manchester Aid to Kosovo, which supports recovery, with a strong environmental emphasis, in Kosovo. Engage in conversation with architects from the University of Sheffield and artist Nick Edwards over their proposal, developed through Live Projects for a sustainable and flexible structure, a Basecamp for artists at Eden.
    Main Stage (evening):
    Flaming Lips
    + The Go! Team + OK Go.

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    1 July

    Bī-ŏt'ĭk stage

    Lemn Sissay, Associate Artist Southbank Centre and author of several celebrated collections of poetry including Listener, headlines. Kate Fox, star of Radio 4’s Saturday Live entertains with a magic mix of poetry & comedy, bringing new poems written with young people about the Eden site to the stage. Tim Sutton presents excerpts from Unplugged and invites the audience to engage in some interactive music making. The Eden Project Choir performs and Clare Howdle tells tales, while Talkaoke invites everyone to get stuck into conversation with the bī-ŏt'ĭk artists and Eden staff.
    Main Stage (evening):
    Fleet Foxes
    + Villagers.

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    12 July

    Bī-ŏt'ĭk: Earthly Life

    Folk legend Martin Carthy, Scritti Politti's pop genius Green Gartside, Mike Heron of The Incredible String Band, and Mercury Prize nominee Kathryn Williams all join Robyn Hitchcock for a unique celebration of Earthly Life. Martin Shaw, director of the Westcountry School of Myth and Story tells shape-shifting stories and the Eden Pollinators bring stories carrying their very own Bī-ŏt'ĭk touch. Artist Michèle Noach and Charlie Kronick, Senior Climate Advisor Greenpeace UK discuss their travels with Cape Farewell, climate politics and Slow Art.
    Main Stage (evening):
    Brandon Flowers
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    Mystery Jets.

Bī-ŏt'ĭk, 23 June and 12 July powered by Southwest Solar Solutions.

Performance at the Eden Project

Performance at the Eden Project