Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 09:00

Bright Young Things is returning for its fourth show on January 28 next year, giving the most talented young people in the South West the chance to showcase their skills on Eden’s world-famous stage.

The theme for the competition is “gold”, in honour of the Olympics in London, and entrants are asked to submit pieces of art, film or animation, dance or performance, photography or creative writing along this theme.

Entries from musicians and bands are also being accepted, although these do not need to be themed around gold.

Gary and the Minefield, who headlined the music section of last year’s Bright Young Things show, went on to play on the Stage Right Stage at the Eden Sessions this summer, on the same bill as Pendulum. Fellow Bright Young Things musicians Jethro Lynch and Abee Hague also played the Sessions, taking to the Biotik stage when Fleet Foxes were headlining.

Sam Kendall, Eden’s School Programme Manager and co-organiser of Bright Young Things, said: “Bright Young Things is becoming established as one of the South West’s top showcases of young creative talent and we’re expecting the highest standard of entries we’ve ever seen this year.

”Eden is an internationally-recognised venue for music and art and performing or having work exhibited here is a great launch-pad for young creative people in the area.”

Entrants have to be aged between 13 and 19. A full brief for each category and entry forms are available on the Eden Project website at

The closing date for entries is November 30. As well as getting the chance to perform or having their work displayed at Eden, all winners will be invited with their VIP guests to visit the project during January.