Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 11:30

A weekend of musical delights is being staged at the Eden Project on September 21 – 22 as part of its annual Arts Festival.

Leading the event is Orchestra for the Earth, an inspirational group of classical musicians committed to protecting the world, using their music to motivate others.

They will be performing a new version of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic story The Wild Swans, featuring an enchanting new score by Joaquim Badia and narrated by actress and Eden’s Narrator Iga Drzymkowska.

The new adaptation brings Andersen’s wonderful story to life as a new and exciting musical adventure in the lush surroundings of the Mediterranean Biome.

Orchestra for the Earth, who recently performed at the Houses of Parliament, will also be performing a selection of classical favourites throughout the weekend, including Ravel’s fairytale Mother Goose suite, Mozart’s Overture to The Magic Flute and the engaging A Little Night Music.

A range of workshops will be hosted throughout the weekend allowing visitors to get involved by making their own percussion instruments.

They can have a go at making paper plate tambourines, wooden spoon den den drums or even a paper cup shaker, so everyone can join in with the music-making fun.

Winding along a musical maker trail, visitors can also take a tuneful journey to discover which trees and plants are used to make instruments from all over the world.

Demelza Lee of the Eden Live Team said “We are delighted to welcome Orchestra for the Earth to the Eden Project for our second Arts Festival weekend, Music Makers. Their beautiful music will create an entrancing atmosphere for families as they enjoy the stunning surroundings of the Mediterranean Biome.”

Eden is holding two Arts Festival weekends, celebrating arts and culture inspired by nature, September 14 - 15 and September 21 - 22.

The first weekend, Be Inspired takes inspiration from Eden’s stunning gardens with a galaxy of art exhibitions and installations around the site.

With a number of demonstrations and workshops, visitors can try their hand at creative writing, painting and felt making, combining the beauty of nature and art.

All activities at the Eden Arts Festival are included with admission. For more information visit