Let it glow: Eden Project's Christmas laser show opens tonight
The Eden Project's spectacular Festival of Light and Sound, featuring a laser show by artist Chris Levine and soundscapes by musicians Robert Del Naja and Nick Mulvey, opens this evening (Saturday).
Festival of Light and Sound will see beautiful laser beams projected high above the outdoor gardens and the Mediterranean Biome will be filled with spellbinding patterns of light and 3D immersive sound.
Appearing live at the festival, singer-songwriter Jamie Crowe has completed his new album Elysium part 1 which he will perform with acclaimed singer Kezia.
The focus this year is on the interplay between light and Eden’s exotic plant life and landscape, with multiple festive-coloured laser beams tracing and highlighting the shapes and forms of the former clay quarry near St Austell in Cornwall.
Robert Del Naja (Massive Attack) and Euan Dickinson, have worked alongside Mercury Prize nominated singer song-writer Nick Mulvey and top spatial audio artists and designers Dave Clayton and Marco Perry (Bjork) to create an original and entrancing soundscape.
Father Christmas and his elves are taking up residence for the season. Visitors can hear a magical tale brimming with Christmas cheer and sparkle, told around a roaring fire. Eden’s ice rink is open throughout the winter season with sessions available for various ages and abilities. As well as general skating sessions, lessons from expert tutors will be available. Chilly Juniors, fun sessions for children aged six to 12 on Sundays, will also be making a return.
Father Christmas will be at Eden from today (November 25) to Christmas Eve and pre-booking is strongly recommended. Festival of Light and Sound opens today and will be taking place on selected nights until December 30. Eden’s ice rink is open until February 18.
For more information or to book tickets, see www.edenproject.com. A Festival of Light and Sound preview video is available at https://youtu.be/cNs-mtYtD1U.