Blogs for January 2018

St Austell Brewery Band Nights return for a second season

Posted on Tuesday 30th January, 2018

St Austell Brewery Band Nights return for a second season

If you’re looking for a musical treat to beat the winter blues then St Austell Brewery will get you off on the right note. Beer and live music are a perfect match and last year saw the introduction of Brewery Beats at the Visitor Centre - a live music event every month. Now, due to popular demand, they’re back again for 2018.

The new series of live acts showcasing local talent kicks off with well-known Queen tribute act the Good Old Fashioned Lover Boys on February 16th – a perfect accompaniment to Valentine’s Day celebrations.

On March 9th, five-piece prog rock outfit Nervosa will own the stage with their soundscapes and driving rhythms, while Josh Curnow, the husky voiced country, pop, rock singer and song writer from Wadebridge will be live on 13th April.

For a lad once told by a music teacher that he would never make it as a musician, his music career has blossomed since his Britain’s Got Talent appearance, so why not come along and see for yourself how Josh is getting on in the up-close and personal ambience of the Brewery’s band room.

A big night out is guaranteed on May 18th, when your £5 entry will buy you a triple whammy, with Honey supported by Little Clone Humans andSunbruise on stage.

The first half of the 2018 season will finish on a very high note as Led Zeppelin tribute act Dazed and Confused send you on a stairway to heaven with their high voltage sound on June 8th.

Same as last year, each of the music nights kicks off at 8pm with refreshments available across the evening in the Hicks Bar and tickets are still available at the amazing low cost of £5 for each event, available from the Visitor Centre in Trevarthian Road and online at vcoffice@staustellbrewery.co.uk.

For more information, call 01726 66022 or visit www.staustellbreweryvisitorcentre.co.uk.

Full first half 2018 Schedule:

February 16th – The Good Old Fashioned Lover Boys

March 9th – Nervosa

April 13th – Josh Curnow

May 18th – Honey supported by Little Clone Humans and Sunbruise

June 8th – Dazed and Confused

 

Titanic Stories at National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Posted on Tuesday 30th January, 2018

Titanic Stories at National Maritime Museum Cornwall

NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM CORNWALL proudly announces a major new exhibition,
TITANIC STORIES, which will examine the stories of the Titanic’s momentous sinking on 15 April
1912, re-appraising many of the myths, controversies and assumptions that still linger around one
of the most well-known historic events of the 20th century. It will be on display at the exhibition
galleries at the Museum in Falmouth, Cornwall, from 8 March 2018 until 7 January 2019.
 
Working in collaboration with private collectors from overseas and national museums in the UK,
‘Titanic Stories’ presents rare and never-seen-before objects and items, as well as retelling the
personal stories of many of the survivors, victims and descendants of the Titanic disaster,
including those from Cornwall. The exhibition will offer new contextual information around the
iconic sinking and what happened next.
 
Did the crew respond with a ‘women and children first’ rescue operation? How many were
actually on the ship when it sank? Did the ship’s band really play ‘Nearer My God To Thee’ to
their watery end? Could more have been saved? Was there really a second ship nearby?
 
Focusing on the remarkably rapid commercialisation of the disaster, the exhibition will also offer
an in-depth exploration of the tragic event’s quick rise in status to one of the most globally talked
about and commodified events in history, from how the news initially broke and was reported by
international media (a subject of early ‘fake news’ stories), to the first souvenir postcards
produced days after the sinking, the books written and film adaptations made within weeks, and
the commemorative music and memorials, as well as more contemporary ephemera and
artefacts following the wreck’s discovery in September 1985.
 
International cinema adaptations of the Titanic story will be on display, from a Nazi propaganda
film, to the award-winning A Night to Remember, each represented in the exhibition by their
original film posters, production stills and more. Iconic items from James Cameron’s 1997 
blockbuster will also feature, including one of Kate Winslet’s celebrated costumes and other
props and pieces from the epic production.
 
Alongside documentary and personal photographs, letters, newspaper cuttings, compelling items
such as a handkerchief waved from a lifeboat and a First-Class passenger list found in the pocket
of a victim, will explore the intimate items left behind from the historic voyage.
 
In addition to the many historic objects, the National Maritime Museum Cornwall will also
commission a number of large-scale new installation pieces which will go on display in its
galleries, including an exact, life-size replica of Lifeboat 13, made by specialist boat builders in
Falmouth (currently being constructed, in a workshop gallery in the museum, on public view) as
well as working with a Cornish-based artist to create a visually-stunning representation of the
iceberg suspended over the lifeboat. Created in partnership with members of the local
community, the sculpture will be formed from 2208 monkey’s fist knots, each representing a
survivor or victim of the tragedy.
 
The exhibition also contextualises the Titanic’s sailing as a migration story, full of passengers
leaving their homes to start a new life. It will take this theme and explore resonances with current
migration stories, including a small commissioned series of photographic portraits, telling the
stories of immigrants, who have journeyed to Cornwall across seas, to begin a new life.
 
Guest Co-Curator Eric Kentley stated:
“Curator Claes-Göran Wetterholm and I met on the 1994 expedition to the Titanic wreck site,
retrieving artefacts from the seabed, two and a half miles underwater. What fascinates us both is
how the memory of this ship - and this ship alone - has become so engrained in our culture, how
myths have been built around it, and how each generation retells the story. Our exhibition
examines how, through a combination of commerce and myth-making, a tragedy was cleverly
transformed into a triumph”.
 
Richard Doughty, Director of National Maritime Museum Cornwall stated:
“The National Maritime Museum Cornwall is best known for its collection of small boats, so why
are we telling a story about what was in 1912 the world's largest ship? It's because everything we
know, or think we know, comes from the 706 people who left the ship in the lifeboats. Titanic
Stories is a small boat story.
 
Following on from our previous exhibitions such as Viking Voyagers, and Captain Bligh we take a
globally important story, and explore the Cornwall context, in this case the Cornish passengers
and crew, and we continue to grow our reputation as a Museum that brings ancient artefacts from
national and international collections, the like of which have never been seen in Cornwall and
rarely seen outside of London and the UK’s other metropolitan centres before.”
 
 

Science of the Sea at National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Posted on Monday 29th January, 2018

Science of the Sea at National Maritime Museum Cornwall

Experience amazing hands-on science shows with University of Exeter + Bristol’s Explorer Dome at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall in Falmouth this February half term.  

Explorer Domes Shows

Discover the wonderful world of chemistry through the everyday life of water. Explorer Dome’s show is a live, expert-led science show with entertaining demonstrations, audience interaction and volunteers will be required!

Liquid nitrogen and Dry Ice go beyond water to explore solids, liquids and gases and the very stuff of matter. The epic journey of Earth’s water, the nature of atoms & molecules, particle theory, water’s explosive potential and its importance for life on Earth and beyond…

4 x shows at: 11am 12pm 2pm and 3pm

Wednesday 14, Thursday 15, Friday 16 February

Science of the Sea with University of Exeter

Giving people of all ages a hands-on experience of science and a chance to meet researchers from the nearby Penryn Campus. As well as hearing short talks, visitors become scientists themselves by taking part in a range of activities and demonstrations.

Tuesday 13 February from 11am

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Pay once get in free for a year! Science of the Sea kicks of an exciting programme of school holiday programming for the Museum which includes a new Treasure Island themed Play Zone opening in March, a Pirate School running on selected dates in the Easter and Summer holidays, a Ghost Ships visually stunning acrobatic performance in October ½ term – and of course the exciting new Titanic exhibition opens in March – making the annual pass an absolute bargain.

Plus: all the family favourites…

·         Craft making – daily 12 – 3.15pm

·         Trail

·         Awesome Adventurers Play Zone

·         15 galleries

·         Jump aboard the boats

·         Climb the 100 foot Look Out Tower

·         Watch shipwrights at work in the boat building workshop | Go under water in the Tidal Zone

·         Learn to sail miniature boats on our waterfront boat pool

Go to NMMC.CO.UK for dates, times and more information

Photos credit: Paul Abbitt

 

2018 marks the Royal Institution of Cornwall’s 200th anniversary

Posted on Monday 29th January, 2018

2018 marks the Royal Institution of Cornwall’s 200th anniversary

Two hundred years ago, on 5 February 1818, a group of men and women gathered at the County Library in Truro. When they left a few hours later, they had established a society of learning and culture that still exists and thrives today.

The Royal Institution of Cornwall (RIC) runs the Royal Cornwall Museum and the Courtney Library – both of them housed in the impressive Grade II listed building in River Street that the RIC has owned since 1919. To date, more than half a million objects have been collected and exhibited there – showcasing the outstanding contribution Cornwall has made over the centuries to science and the arts.

Penzance-born and Truro-educated Sir Humphry Davy, famous inventor of the ‘Davy’ lamp which protected miners from methane gas, was amongst the illustrious Cornishmen of the time who were advancing science on a global scale. His chemistry lectures were attracting large audiences in London and the same excitement about scientific discovery lay behind the instigation of the RIC. Historian A L Rowse described the period as the ‘pullulating, crowded, most creative epoch in (Cornwall’s) history’.

“It’s a measure of the extraordinary ferment of activity in Cornwall in the early nineteenth century that the RIC was the first such body to be established outside Britain’s major cities,” said current RIC trustee and celebrated author Philip Marsden. “The Industrial Revolution had produced a hunger for Cornwall’s minerals and - to those who devised efficient ways to extract them, to smelt and transport them - the returns were vast.”

One of the first actions the new institution took in 1818 was to buy equipment for a laboratory that it set up for mineral analysis. Samples were left of the different rocks brought in for assessment by those involved in the local mines and so the RIC’s mineral collection was born. Amongst the specimens donated were ‘native gold from Carnon’, ‘a large quartz crystal from Tintagel’ and ‘antimony and bournonite from Endellion’.

“RIC 200 is a year-long celebration of the past, present and future of the Institution and we’re planning a range of exhibitions and events to showcase the different ways in which Cornwall has made an impact on the world,” said the museum’s director Ian Wall. “Cornwall’s 450 recorded minerals, for example, represent 15% of all those found in the world – and more than a third of them are deemed ‘rare’ or ‘ultra-rare’.

“There’s a lot to be extremely proud of in our past but the RIC isn’t just about looking after our heritage, it’s about helping to forge our future too through inspiration and education. Our workshops, lectures and activities reflect our ongoing aim and vision and we look forward to opening our doors to thousands of visitors in 2018.”

An anniversary launch for RIC 200 will be held for families on Saturday 10th February. The museum is currently closed in preparation for the RIC 200 launch, re-opening to the public on 6 February. For more information, visit www.royalcornwallmuseum.org.uk 

World pasty makers heading to Eden for seventh annual Oscars of the Oggy – March 3, 2018

Posted on Monday 15th January, 2018

World pasty makers heading to Eden for seventh annual Oscars of the Oggy – March 3, 2018

Entries open are open for the gala event now firmly established as one of the greatest celebrations of Cornwall’s culinary gift to the world.

In a first for next year, the championships will be the climax of the inaugural Cornish Pasty Week (February 25 to March 3 2018) inspired by the Eden event and delivered by industry membership body the Cornish Pasty Association.

Pasty makers from Cornwall, the UK and around the world will once again be converging on the former clay quarry near St Austell to try to win one of the hotly-contested Oggy Oscars – pasty-shaped trophies crafted from clay.

Eden Chief Executive Gordon Seabright said: “We’re very excited about the return of the World Pasty Championships, an event which brings Cornwall and the wider world together in a great celebration of our signature dish.”

The championships will be welcoming back one of the major winners from last year. Gerry Ramier, who is from St. Catherine's in Ontario, Canada, in the shadow of the Niagara Falls, won the Cornish Pasty Professional category last year.

Gerry, who runs the Piskie Pie Company and cooked his pasty in Cornwall to ensure it was eligible for the Cornish category, plans to defend his title and also compete in the Open Savoury Professional category for non-traditional pasties.

He said: "It was an absolute blast to attend last year's championships and I'm looking forward to coming back in the spring.

“In addition to my Cornish pasty, I'll be submitting entries which will boast the beautiful and delicate flavors present in Niagara in the springtime as well as a homage to a traditional dish from Quebec.”

Also among the overseas competitors will be Mike “The Pasty” Burgess of The Pure Pasty Co. in Vienna, Virginia, USA, returning for the second year running.

British-born Mike, who fell in love with the pasty on childhood holidays in Cornwall, is looking to expand his business by distributing pasties across the USA via an internet fulfillment company.

Mike said: “This year was our first World Pasty Championships - I was completely blown away. Much bigger than I expected. The organisers were doing a tremendous job, and the people were just like family. So, YES, I’m coming back. I love it!”

Regular categories – amateur, professional, junior and company for both Cornish and non-Cornish pasties – all return. A new Pasty Ambassador will also be chosen.

During Cornish Pasty Week, the Cornish Pasty Association will be working with Cornish pasty-makers across the length and breadth of Cornwall, and with those who sell Cornish pasties across the UK and beyond, to create a week’s worth of fun, special offers and information about the much-loved food.

A social media campaign will be launched, using the #pastysmile and members of the Association will be working with local community groups and schools to spread the essential skills involved, with crimping and pasty-making sessions. From Cornish pasty pub quizzes to competitions, there will be something for everyone.

Jason Jobling, Chair of the Cornish Pasty Association, said: “The seventh annual World Pasty Championships at Eden will be a great way to round off all the activities of our first-ever Cornish Pasty Week.

“This humble dish may have its origins down the Cornish mines, but it is now worth over £300 million to the local economy and is without doubt one of the nation’s favourite foods.”

To enter the World Pasty Championships 2018 or find out more about the competition go to www.edenproject.com/pasty

The renowned Oggy Oscars are returning to the Eden Project on Saturday March 3 2018 with the staging of the seventh annual World Pasty Championships.

Chefs travelling from Cornwall to Calais to keep people fed

Posted on Monday 15th January, 2018

Chefs travelling from Cornwall to Calais to keep people fed

The community interest company Keep Cornwall Fed (KCF) was established in 2016 by Stuart Millard and Mike Greer while they were both working at Eden and has since provided more than 3,000 free meals for people in the county.

Stuart has left Eden to work full-time for KCF while Mike joins him regularly outside of the hours he works at Eden.

Later this month (January 2018) Stuart is travelling with another Eden and KCF chef Kalum Rowden to the Calais area for five days to link up with an organisation called Refugee Community Kitchen, which helps feed refugees in and around the northern France city.

The Eden Project is supporting the journey which will see Stuart and Kalum offering their cooking skills over five days to the big effort to feed people in desperate circumstances.

Stuart said: “The situation in and around Calais has been calling out to us. We kept seeing notices on social media saying that chefs are urgently needed. We want to do what we can over there and we are sure we will learn more from this experience about how we can help people here at home too.”

He added: “Eden has been great to us since day one and we are grateful for the support which is enabling us to go to France.”

KCF was set up with the bold aim of ending food poverty in Cornwall.

The chefs, who all live in the St Austell area, say that seven million tonnes of food and drink is thrown away every year from homes in the UK and more than half of this could be eaten. At the same time there are around eight million people in the UK living in food poverty.

Mike, Stuart, Kalum and the rest of the team work alongside suppliers, including a local butcher, greengrocer, supermarkets, food charities and garden projects, to use food that would otherwise go to waste.

Using their converted horsebox to get around, they run pop-up restaurants and bespoke catering services in locations across Cornwall and then use the profits to cook healthy hot meals for people who would otherwise be going hungry.

KCF have a number of ways to reach people, working with organisations such as DISC (Drop in and Share Centre) in Newquay, St Austell Community Kitchen, Wadebridge Food Bank and Fourways Youth Centre in St Blazey.

Stuart said: “For every meal we sell commercially we promise to donate a healthy hot meal to someone in food poverty. In 2017 we made 3,300 free meals for people in Cornwall. The target this year is 5,000 and I’m confident we will reach that.”

Typically they will pre-cook a soup or stew and bag it into meal-sized portions so it can be distributed to people most in need.

The company was recently recognised with the Best Managed Micro Business Award at the Cornwall Sustainability Awards.

Stuart said: “We have learned so much in the last year about how to help feed those who need it the most. Refugee Community Kitchen are doing a similar job to us but on a massive scale. They cook 1,500 meals a day.

“The Jungle Camp in Calais has been broken up so refugees are living under bridges and in woods. We want to see how things are done over there and that will help us be better at what we do in Cornwall.”

Eden Project Chief Executive Gordon Seabright said: “While they were both working together at Eden, Stuart and Mike had this great idea to offer help where it is greatly needed, to lessen food poverty and reduce waste.

“They have made that idea a reality and now with Kalum and others they are making a big difference here in Cornwall. We have been happy to help them get up and running, and to support their mission to France.”

An award-winning company set up by chefs from the Eden Project to lessen food poverty in Cornwall is heading to France to help refugees there.

BMX professional Matti to thrill Eden Project with jaw-dropping cycle stunts

Posted on Monday 15th January, 2018

BMX professional Matti to thrill Eden Project with jaw-dropping cycle stunts

Tips, tricks and jaw-dropping stunts are set to wow visitors when the Eden Project hosts a special visit from professional BMXer and Guinness World Record holder Matti Hemmings as part of its Xtreme Eden weekend (January 20-21).

Bristol-based Matti has previously starred in Nickelodeon’s Fruit Shoot Get Your Skills On campaign as Matti Axel performing a style of riding called Flatland BMX, involving ‘don’t try this at home’ stunts which he will be performing at Eden.

Matti said: “Flatland BMX is the break-dance of riding and it’s all about pushing the boundaries of what's possible on two wheels with perfect balance and fluidity. I’ll be putting on a display of ground tricks with all kinds of twists and spins at high speed.”

Matti currently holds three Guinness World Records including Most Death Truck spins in under a minute. This involves balancing with just the rear wheel of his bike on the floor and spinning 360 degrees.

He will be supported by a team of impressive beatboxers and break-dancers showing off their skills in a breath-taking and interactive display.

Dean Yhnell, a talented entertainer, singer and rapper, will be performing throughout the weekend under his alias Beat Technique.

Since 2010, he has forged a unique performance style at Glastonbury, the O2, Royal Ascot and Silverstone.

Dancer Roxane (Bgirl Zana) has performed all over the UK for leading brands including Adidas, Mercedes and ASOS.

She has been a finalist in multiple dance battles and a winner of B supreme X2 in London, the UK’s first and only women’s hip-hop festival. More recently she represented the UK in the Outbreak Europe solo battle in Slovakia.

Marion Harrison, Eden Live Project Lead, said: “We are thrilled to be showcasing the amazing talents of Matti and the team at Xtreme Eden, a weekend of top-class BMXing, beatboxing and break-dancing.”

As well as stunning displays there will be drawing workshops encouraging people to design their very own extreme bike.

 

Camel Creek Resort – Development Programme Commences

Posted on Monday 8th January, 2018

Camel Creek Resort – Development Programme Commences

Camel Creek is now gearing up for the much anticipated Resort development programme by preparing the infrastructure for the 5-Star Resort adjacent to the existing Adventure Park. This will include a village with all-year sports and leisure facilities, treehouses and villas around a lake and central village green.

In order to facilitate the infrastructure for this development work with as little disruption to the Adventure Park as possible, Management will be condensing Camel Creek Adventure Park into the top two thirds of the existing site, with the 5D Simulator theatre and Swampy & Dina Land being at the far end of the Park. Despite the scale of the development it remains their top priority to keep as much of the Adventure Park open throughout.

All the hi-tech and modern rides will remain as they are, along with the animal attractions, young family attractions, catering outlets, Show Domes, Showtime arena, Dragon’s Kingdom Indoor Play Centre and the main gift shop.  A small selection of the older slides and mechanical/water rides will be closed to make way for the Resort infrastructure and will eventually be replaced by new hi-tech, indoor attractions. The popular Camel Creek ‘Character Days’ will also return for the 2018 season.

Chairman, John Broome CBE, comments “We are delighted to announce that the first phase of the Resort will be the construction of the World’s first Treehouse Village hotel, complete with the magical ‘Treetops’ restaurant.  Construction will begin in summer 2018. The Lakeside villas and sub-tropical pool will follow”.

As a result, the Adventure Park will now be closed until 24th March 2018 but will re-open with the most popular attractions. The bottom section, around the lake, will be fenced off, clad with giant images of the Treehouses which will be under construction, but largely out of view. This short winter season closure over the February half-term week and winter weekends has been deemed necessary as the safety of guests during the construction period is paramount.

Camel Creek intend to get the exciting development project under way with as little disruption to the Award Winning Camel Creek Adventure Park as possible whilst ensuring that their guests continue to enjoy magical days out for all the family throughout the 2018 season and beyond.

Visit www.camelcreek.co.uk

 

Cornwall’s Barn Owls get more support from Paradise Park

Posted on Wednesday 3rd January, 2018

Cornwall’s Barn Owls get more support from Paradise Park

A joint project between Cornwall Bird Watching & Preservation Society (CBWPS) and Paradise Park successfully provided new homes for Cornish Barn Owls in 2017, and increased visits to nests to mark chicks with rings which help to monitor their progress and movements.

Photograph – From left: Keeper Sophie Piper, Mark Grantham, Chairman of the Cornwall Bird Watching and Preservation Society, Keeper Leanne Gilbert and Evan who flies in the summer shows at the Park to help raise awareness of the plight of Barn Owls.

CBWPS already works with the West Cornwall Ringing Group and National Trust, monitoring nests and ringing chicks.

Mark Grantham, CBWPS Chairman, comments “In 2017 we have been able to put up many new boxes, thanks to generous funding and help raising awareness from Paradise Park. Over time this will make a difference as birds move into some of the newer boxes. We have also ringed 90 chicks which is our highest to date, and hopefully we’ll break the 100 barrier next year!”

Paradise Park Director, Alison Hales said “For Barn Owls to thrive, they need habitat with plenty of small mammals, especially voles, to eat, and a cosy place to shelter and nest. They face many perils including traffic collisions, poisoning from rodenticides and hard winters, so need all the help they can get. We are delighted to be able to continue our support for a second year with another £1,000 donation, and will continue to raise awareness with the local community.

When we asked the CBWPS what limits the Barn Owl population in the county, it identified a lack of nest sites as a major factor. If you own land in Cornwall where there is good habitat and a building, but no nest available we want you to get in touch. The most promising sites will be visited and a nest box provided and fitted if all the necessary criteria are met. If you already have nesting Barn Owls then your birds can be included in the monitoring scheme with twice-yearly visits. For further information, you can pick up a leaflet at Paradise Park or email direct to cornishbarnowls@gmail.com

More information available here

CORNWALL BIRD WATCHING & PRESERVATION SOCIETY

WEST CORNWALL RINGING GROUP – BLOG

Visit www.paradisepark.org.uk

 

Giant ceramic sculpture to be unveiled for Eden Project’s new Invisible Worlds

Posted on Wednesday 3rd January, 2018

Giant ceramic sculpture to be unveiled for Eden Project’s new Invisible Worlds

A large-scale ceramic sculpture representing one of the world’s smallest but most important organisms is to become the centrepiece for the Eden Project in Cornwall’s forthcoming Invisible Worlds programme.

Designed by artist duo Studio Swine and commissioned with the help of cultural agency Futurecity, the sculpture will pay homage to Cyanobacteria, one of the first organisms on the planet to produce oxygen.

The sculpture will be revealed when the Invisible World’s programme is launched at the Eden Project in late spring.

Studio Swine (which stands for Super Wide Interdisciplinary New Explorers) is a collaboration between Japanese architect Azusa Murakami and British artist Alexander Groves.

The duo wanted to build a monument to these vital but invisible unsung heroes, in the same way as notable people are commemorated with statues.

The sculpture will take a central position in the Core building at Eden, installed on the ground floor but reaching up beyond the first floor mezzanine to the second floor.

Invisible Worlds is a permanent, immersive exhibition programme which explores the world beyond our senses.

It will introduce the interconnectedness between life and the Earth’s environments, revealing the invisible life and systems that support our health and help shape life on Earth. It will be based in and around the Core, which will reopen fully in late spring 2018.

Further exhibits and artworks, inspired by and expanding on the themes of Invisible Worlds, will be unveiled in the near future.

Azusa and Alexander of Studio Swine said: “Creating an artwork for Eden has been an incredible, perspective-changing experience which we wanted to translate into our installation which changes the way you see and think about the world.”

Dr Jo Elworthy, Eden’s Director of Interpretation, said: “The vast majority of life on Earth is microscopic. Around three billion years ago, Cyanobacteria had one of the most massive and fundamental effects on our planet when they evolved to not only harvest sunlight but also produce oxygen as a by-product.

“They are still here today along with their distant descendants found in plants and types of phytoplankton. Together the members of this family tree replenish the oxygen in our air and enable us to breathe.

“We are very excited to be raising awareness of this remarkable microbe and its importance to life on Earth with this awe-inspiring sculpture."

Wellcome awarded £1.9m to the Eden Project in June 2016 to help create Invisible Worlds. This significant investment will support the creation of ten new exhibits for the programme, all exploring our relationship to the invisible worlds around and inside us, from microbiology to the trends affecting our future. 
 
Invisible Worlds is due to open at Eden in late spring 2018 and will inspire further exhibitions and seasonal events at Eden in the coming years. Invisible Worlds is supported by Wellcome, the Wolfson Foundation and the Sackler Foundation.

Architects Tate Harmer have been working with Eden on the transformation of the Core building to accommodate this major new exhibition.

Caption: Alexander Groves and Azusa Murakami of Studio Swine, photographed in the Eden Project’s Core building on a scaffold structure suggesting the scale of their forthcoming artwork for the Invisible Worlds exhibition.

 

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