Festival of Light and Sound
- Selected dates from 25 November to 30 December 2016
- Performances can be enjoyed at any time between either 5pm and 8pm, or 5pm and 7pm, depending on the day (see below)
- Price: included in normal Eden admission price (no pre-booking required)
- Instagram and Tweet your photos with #xmaslasercomp
Join us for a spectacular display at our new Christmas festival. As darkness falls, you'll be amazed by our Festival of Light and Sound, which will transform Eden's winter landscape with light projections, music and colour.
The festival features iy_project, a new event brought to Eden by internationally-renowned light artist Chris Levine and creative partners EdenLAB.
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Dates and times
The Festival can be enjoyed at any time between 5pm and 8pm on the following dates:
- Fri 25, Sat 26 and Sun 27 November
- Fri 2, Sat 3, Sun 4, Fri 9, Sat 10, Sun 11, Fri 16, Sat 17, Sun 18, Mon 19, Tue 20, Wed 21, Thurs 22 and Fri 23 December
The Festival can be enjoyed at any time between 5pm and 7pm on the following dates:
"Wonderful! 5*. A must see."
"My eight-year-old was entranced."
"It has to be seen to be believed."
Outdoors and indoors
Step out on to our viewing platform and gaze in awe as dramatic lasers pierce through the darkness to create a canopy of light, painting the Biomes and the plant displays with festive colours.
Make your way inside to the Mediterranean Biome for a truly wonderful after-dark experience. Here you'll discover a beautifully-choreographed performance of music and light, as the sounds of Cornish vocalists and musicians fill the air, complemented and enhanced by a myriad of dancing light projections. Take your time to enjoy the spectacle as you stroll the pathways and experience Eden as you've never seen it before.
Light and sound working in harmony
Multiple laser systems will interact in amazing ways with natural phenomena such as rain, mist, plants, trees and people - as well as nature-inspired architectural forms - to create an unforgettable visual feast. A specially-designed colour palette will incorporate red, magenta, blue, green and white light, reflecting the colours traditionally associated with Christmas.
The Festival will include a sound treatment and live performance by top musical and vocal talents from across the South West, directed by singer-songwriter Jamie Crowe and choir leader Vicky Abbott.
Instagram/Twitter photo competition: #xmaslasercomp
We’re giving away a pair of tickets to an Eden Sessions gig next summer to the person who tweets or Instagrams the best photo of our spectacular Festival of Light and Sound featuring iy_project by Chris Levine this Christmas season.
To enter, Instagram or Tweet your photo of our Festival of Light and Sound to your followers (don't include @edenproject at the start of your Tweet) and include the hashtag #xmaslasercomp
"Stunning, like a man made Northern lights."
"Eden always amazes me and this takes it to a new level."
"Can't recommend it enough."
The artist and creative partners
Festival of Light and Sound is a collaboration between Eden, creative partners EdenLAB, Chris Levine and top sound artists. Previous collaborators include Antony Hegarty, Massive Attack, Jon Hopkins and Max Eastley.
Developed first at Eden as an experimental piece supported by the Arts Council, iy_project held its international premiere at Thailand's Wonderfruit Arts festival last December. More recently iy_project was commissioned by the organisers of this year's Glastonbury Festival in a headline collaboration with conductor Charlie Hazlewood and his 45-piece orchestra as tribute to David Bowie.