A virtual festival of gardens and greening
The Austell Project launches an exciting new virtual festival, hosted entirely digitally, on September 19th, 2020 – via the website (austellproject.co.uk), Facebook and Instagram.
The first of its kind for the town, this new online experience is offering a specially curated collection of content that’s readily accessible online, for free.
The exciting online line-up is themed around the Austell Project’s Garden Route and Whitegold Projects – in a twin thread of content offering a ‘Window into Whitegold’ and an exploration into ‘Digital Digging’.
The programme’s variety includes virtual art exhibitions, talks, workshops, interactive activities, roundtable discussions and short films – cleverly designed to dip in and out of and easy to navigate.
Boasting over 5 hours of available footage, from September 19th, it will enable viewers to enjoy and engage with the festival as it unfolds, from home, or catch-up at their leisure.
The new digital format replaces the Garden Festival for 2020, which the Austell Project usually hold in the town centre – but were postponed after careful consideration for public safety, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Digital Digging strand of the programme provides a green-fingered pathway into the sub-tropical culture of Cornwall’s gardens and how they’re inspiring the Garden Route. Illustrated in a collection of visuals, films and interactive activities all centred around horticulture and how our connection to the natural world creates a sense of place.
The full festival programme will be available on the Austell Project website – with a live stream beginning at (11am), running until (8pm) on September 19th, 2020.
For further information about how to get involved please visit the website and check-out @austellproject on Instagram and Facebook.