“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious” – Einstein
Launched in 2015, Lost Eden is an immersive arena for arts and culture set within stunning woodland on the Kendal Calling site. Inspired by the folklore of the Eden Valley, Cumbria, the space features multiple stages, intriguing installations and walkabout performances. There is a focus on night-time sculpture and light art installations in the area, which comes alive after 8pm.
Over the last two years, Lost Eden has commissioned a variety of brand new artworks, including Bird Hive VR to the Mechanical Heart by Felicity Jones and the Umbrella Tree by Tim Hill and Dave Young (Rag and Bone).
The application to create artwork in Lost Eden has now closed.
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In 2015 the bizarre imprints of the Carvetti culture were numerous: a van carved with trees, an avenue of sound-emitting streetlamps, a fiery garden and a towering, swirling orb, to name but a few In 2016, the Carvetti people, an Iron Age civilisation thought to be lost to the World, were astonishingly found alive. They called the woods at Kendal Calling ‘Lost Eden’ their home. To celebrate this momentous anthropological discovery, 25,000 revellers joined them in a joyous riot of light and sound.
The Carvetti grew and flourished joining forces with the artists, animals and insects of Lost Eden to make the woods even more spectacular.
Celebrating art at the core of their principles; they invite you to experience their full 2017 offering of marvels and magic.
explore Stages within Lost Eden
If you dare to journey through this rabbit hole, you must prepare to be taken on a journey from a state of nature to a tribal metropolis. Kendal Callers are cordially invited to co-author the story of the Carvetti, the lost inhabitants of the Eden Valley, through costumed parades, spontaneous gatherings, workshops and encounters with newly commissioned installation art.
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