Date: 
Monday, September 3, 2018 - 12:30

Children’s TV presenter Mister Maker will be the star of the Eden Project’s Arts Festival Family Weekend taking place on September 15-16.

The event includes live shows, storytelling, music and crafts and features some popular characters and personalities from TV and literature. 

It is the first of two Eden weekends in September celebrating the arts with the first weekend focused on family activities.

Mister Maker hosts a children's arts and crafts show on CBeebies, teaching and entertaining in fun and imaginative ways. In 2009 he was nominated for a BAFTA Children’s Award for Best Presenter.

At Eden he will be live on stage in the Dome Tent and encouraging Mini Makers and their grown-ups to sing, dance and make some noise. 

Joining in on the fun will be author Lizzy Stewart whose colourful picture book, There’s a Tiger in the Garden, won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2017 Category for Illustrated Books. 

Lizzy will be participating in two talks and a book signing at Eden.

Music will be provided by Bass12 – a riot jazz band influenced by funk, blues, pop, and ska – who will be playing an array of well-known and original tracks.

More entertainment comes from the ukulele-playing duo Sunnyside Up who will be performing and inviting children to have a go.

Performing arts company Cscape will be making appearances throughout the day. Blending imaginative physical theatre with energetic choreography, Cscape tell stories that are absorbing, full of character and perfect for all ages.

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

The second weekend is entitled Arts and Nature and will feature contemporary theatre, experimental music, comedy, dance, creative workshops and exhibitions.

Kate Francis, Eden’s programme producer, said: “Bringing Mister Maker to Eden along with other exciting entertainers is thrilling for us and this, along with a host of fun activities, means that families are in for a wonderful time with us for the first of our exciting Arts Festival weekends.

“We’ll be welcoming a fabulous array of talents to our second Arts Festival weekend too and we’re sure that over the two weekends there is something to entertain all ages.”

Eden Arts Festival runs alongside Invisible Worlds, a major, permanent exhibition that reveals the world beyond our senses. Visitors can get hands-on with incredible interactive exhibits and discover awe-inspiring installations including ∞ Blue (Infinity Blue), a spectacular 8.5m sculpture that blows vapour rings.

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

See full details of ticket prices on www.edenproject.com