Date: 
Monday, October 3, 2011 - 09:00

Woven Gold, a choir made up of refugees from all over the world, will be coming to the Eden Project on October 9 and 10 to perform a type of music that reflects the diverse backgrounds of its members.

The choir will be performing in the Mediterranean Biome at 11am on Sunday October 9 and at 1pm on Monday October 10. Woven Gold will also be collaborating with the Eden Choir, sharing songs and ideas, to create a joint performance on Sunday at 3pm.

The members of Woven Gold come from Burma, Congo, Guinea, Iran, Kenya, Kurdistan, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone and Uganda. Their music draws strength from their experiences, from fleeing persecution, to coming to live in the UK, which has helped them to find a unique sound. While this is shown in their music, the performers have come tgether to appreciate the joyful nature of singing and to express their belief in other people.

Emma Hogg, Eden’s Programme Producer said: “We are really pleased to be able to welcome Woven Gold to Eden. Their uplifting music shows that people can come together and create something positive out of the most challenging of situations.”

Woven Gold was set up by the Helen Bamber Trust, a human rights charity, who believe that creative projects have a theraputic value for people who have suffered traumatic experiences, helping them to rebuild their lives.

The Foundation brought to gether a team of professional UK musicians, who volunteered their time to work with the refugees and help them realise their musical talents. In the three years that the project has been running, Woven Gold have released their first album, Much More Than Metal, and played at several festivals, including the City of London Festival.

For more information on the performances and other events at Eden, go to www.edenproject.com