Eden Project, Cornwall


  • Tim Marlow (Chair)

    Curator and Broadcaster

  • Maggie Bolt

    Director of Maggie Bolt Associates

  • Bill Mitchell

    Artistic Director, Wildworks

  • Peter Randall-Page


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The third conversation in the Sky Arts Artichoke Salon Series.

Rural populations across the country are seeking to monetise the land through cultural ventures such as music festivals and sculpture parks. In this discussion the panel questioned if these events are a viable lifeline for the British countryside.

In the inspiring surroundings of the Eden Project in Cornwall, the panel and audience examined the effects of using Britain’s natural landscape as a stage for temporary events. They deliberated the balance of uniting communities and raising the profile of local economies against the environmental and social impact on the rural setting.

In partnership with Sky Arts, Arts Council England and Eden Project.

The Gardens of England: Part 1

The Gardens of England: Part 2

The Gardens of England: Part 3