Friday, September 8, 2017 - 09:30

The Eden Project's world-famous Rainforest Biome was lit up in rainbow colours last night (Thursday) in preparation for the project's first-ever LGBTQ event, Proud Eden.

Proud Eden takes place this afternoon and evening (Friday), with two stages of artists celebrating LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer) culture. The Rainforest Biome will be lit with rainbow colours for the finale of the event tonight.

Top book publisher Penguin Random House and Gay Times will be curating the action on the stage in the Mediterranean Biome.

This will feature Matthew Todd, former editor of one of the UK’s leading gay magazines, Attitude, talking about his book Straight Jacket: How to be Gay and Happy, and Dean Atta, award-winning poet and one of the most influential LGBTQ people in the UK.

On the dome tent stage, situated in Eden’s arena, will be the acclaimed West End show Outings, Lucy Le Brocq’s photos of drag kings, and a performance called Beacons, Icons and Dykons, inspired by the spectacularly bad sci-fi musical The Apple.

A full schedule and details is available at Proud Eden takes place from 2.30pm to 10pm today (Friday) and entry is included in the standard Eden Project admission price.