Penguin Pride opens The Eden Project's Arts Festival

All photographs: Will Fahy

Following the hugely successful Penguin Pride at Proud back in July, last Friday saw the continuation of Penguin Pride at The Eden Project’s first ever showcase of LGBTQ creativity, opening the attraction’s Arts Festival which took place between 8th and 9th September.

With a Penguin Live line up jam-packed full of LGBTQ talent, Matthew Todd set the tone for the day at the Mediterranean Biome stage giving a powerful reading from his book, Straight Jacket: How To Be Gay and Happy, followed by an interview by Gay Times’ Josh Rivers and questions from an enraptured Cornish audience.

Andy Twocock from Stonewall followed afterwards paving the way for some of the UK’s finest LGBTQ poets, performers and musicians, including the local artist, Elani Evangelou, influential poet Dean Atta and award-winning singer-songwriter, Paul Diello.

Kate Francis, Eden’s programme producer, said: "We’re really pleased to be bringing the best of LGBTQ arts to Eden as part of our Arts Festival. We don’t often see this kind of event in Cornwall so we’re excited to introduce our audience to some of the most exciting and vibrant artists in the country."

Penguin Live are excited to be working on the programming for more ground-breaking events in 2018.

    

    

    

    

    

    

    

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