Eden Project to showcase South West’s best young talent
Winners of Eden’s junior talent contest Bright Young Things will be showcasing their work at the project on Saturday, January 28.
Bright Young Things is returning for its fourth year and will feature music, dance, film, photography, art and writing from the South West’s top young artists.
The competition was open to the region’s 13 to 19-year-olds and entrants were asked to theme their work around the topic of gold in honour of this year’s Olympic Games in London.
Activities will start at midday with a showcase of dance from groups including Motion from Bodmin Community College and the Launceston Dance Academy.
Film, photography, art and writing entries will be showcased between midday and 2pm on the first floor of the Core.
Live music will be on in the Mediterranean Biome from 2pm, starting with a selection of the South West’s finest young singer-songwriters.
Penzance’s Tom Elliott and Truro’s Eva Barnsley kick off proceedings at 2pm and 2.30pm respectively.
Driving acoustic duo Olle Jinks and Matt Finch from Truro take to the stage at 3pm with folk pop-rockers The Klicks, also hailing from the county’s capital, following at 3.30pm.
Lostwithiel’s powerful multi-instrumentalist Abee Hague will be playing at 4pm, with Joanna Joyce, a smoky-voiced singer-songwriter from Weston-Super-Mare, performing at 4.30pm.
The evening will end with a couple of heavier acts, with the grungey psychedelia of Millbrook’s State of Mind (who played last year’s Bright Young Things under the name Propaganda) gracing the stage at 5pm and Tavistock rockers Ten Zero One rounding the show off at 5.30pm.
The full programme is:
2pm - Tom Elliott
2.30pm - Eva Barnsley
3pm - Olle Jinks
3.30pm - The Klicks
4pm - Abee Hague
4.30pm - Joanna Joyce
5pm - State of Mind
5.30pm - Ten Zero One
Entry to Bright Young Things is included in standard Eden admission.
Cornwall and Devon residents can see the event with the £5 Locals’ Annual Pass or the new two-year offer at the current price of £10. They just need to bring proof of primary residence (for example a utility bill) together with some photo ID to benefit from the discounts.
Bright Young Things is being staged by Eden in collaboration with Arts Award, which aims to support young people who want to deepen their engagement with the arts, build creative and leadership skills, and to achieve a national qualification.