Music Makers Weekend

21-22 September

Join us for a family-friendly weekend packed full of music, featuring the Orchestra for the Earth. They will also be hosting workshops throughout the day for you to make your own percussion instruments and join in with the music-making!

Orchestra for the Earth

  • Citrus Grove, Mediterranean Biome

11am and 2pm

Orchestra for the Earth will be performing a brand new version of Hans Christian Andersen's classic story The Wild Swans, with a specially composed score by Joaquim Badia narrated by actress Iga Drzymkowska. Come along with your newly crafted musical instruments and join in at the end of the performance!

12.30pm and 3.30pm

Orchestra for the Earth will also be performing a selection of classical favourites, including Mozart’s enchanting A Little Night Music and Overture to The Magic Flute, and Ravel’s fairytale Mother Goose Suite. Come and listen, or enjoy being serenaded as you explore the Biome!

Make your own percussion instruments

  • On the Rainforest side of the Link canopy between the Biomes

Find our craft team and make your own paper plate tambourine, wooden spoon den den drum, or paper cup shaker to join in with the orchestra at scheduled times of the day.

Music maker trail

Follow our trail to find the trees and plants that are used to make instruments from all over the world. 

Help build a large-scale instrument

  • Lab in the Core Building

10am – 5pm

Dom Allen is an artist and engineer. Join him in making a large-scale and constantly evolving musical instrument, and discover the science behind the sounds.

More art and culture events

Proud Eden

Last Chance to Paint

On 5-6 October, come along to be a part of artist John Dyer’s latest project, Last Chance to Paint, which aims to inspire children to connect to the natural world and tribal culture using the universal language and power of the arts. We'll have all sorts of workshops for families to get involved, with taking inspiration from this extraordinary project. 

Find out more about the event at Eden.