Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 10:30

An amazing weekend of theatre, comedy, music, creative workshops and exhibitions make up the second part of the Eden Project’s Arts Festival on September 22-23.

The event celebrates connections between the arts, science and nature and will feature two hit shows from the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Colleen Cameron will be performing her solo show, Bottled Up, which gained critical and audience acclaim at this year’s Fringe.

The thought-provoking show centres on Jeanie, who hoards plastic bottles, and explores eco-anxiety, our dependency on plastics in day-to-day life and the irony of living in a world of plenty. 

Also on the bill is Yvette Saunders of Happenings Theatre Company who will be performing 10 Steps to Happiness - a comedy that has played to sell-out crowds and great acclaim at the Edinburgh and Brighton fringe festivals. 

This touching and honest show portrays the life of a millennial in the pursuit of happiness. It won the Pebble Trust Award and was runner-up in the Audience Choice Award at last year’s Brighton Fringe.

As part of Eden’s Invisible Worlds exhibit artists Katharina Hauke and Till Bovermann will be creating sounds and improvised experimental music with visitors in one of several sci-art residencies co-curated by research and creative network FoAM.

There will also be rousing vocal performances by Vicky Abbott and her choir, Tuesday Night Fun Club.

This dynamic Penzance-based choir will perform a mixture of original compositions and covers from Christina and the Queens to The Kinks. 

In the Core there will be a beautiful exhibition of photographs exploring gender identities using a 19th century technique.

The show entitled 0 1 by artist Daniel Barter consists of photographic portraits which are accompanied by sound recordings of the subjects' interviews.

For hands-on fun Kiwi Print will be running workshops for anyone to try their hand at paint screening using hand-cut stencils. 

Participants can create a botanical inspired paper print which can be taken home. The workshop is suitable for anyone aged 15 or over and booking is recommended.

Eden is hosting two Arts Festival weekends celebrating culture on September 15-16 and 22-23. 

The first weekend focuses on family activities and features children’s presenter Mister Maker as seen on CBeebies.

Marion Harrison, Eden Live Project Lead, said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming a range of nationally-renowned performers to our Arts Festival.

“There are going to be cutting-edge performances and thought-provoking shows as well as fun, hands-on activities all dedicated to celebrating the worlds of arts, science and nature.”

All activities at the Eden Arts Festival and Invisible Worlds are included with admission.

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