Through a prestigious three-year Society Award, the Wellcome Trust is supporting Einstein’s Garden as it grows – each year, we’re creating four new interactive projects in collaboration with universities. These exciting projects debut at Green Man, before going on the road and popping up in unexpected locations.
Last year, thousands of festivalgoers moulded clay placentas, debated cancer research priorities against the clock, crafted landscapes out of sand, and explored the future of human enhancement. And over the following year, we visited the iconic Camden Market, Bournemouth’s Arts by the Sea Festival, Hengrove Park in Bristol and the Machynlleth Comedy Festival.
We're very pleased to unveil what we've been cooking up with researchers from our partner universities – four brand new fascinating projects that you can experience for the first time in Einstein's Garden at Green Man 2016.
The Library of Imagined Genes
How might Lady Macbeth’s torment or Cinderella’s sunny disposition have been influenced by their DNA? The Library of Imagined Genes is a biobank containing genetic samples of fictional characters. Browse amongst the books and samples to discover how our stories are shaped not just by actions and choices, but also by our genes. In partnership with Cardiff University.
Experience the alien world of a cell: a weird, constantly transforming landscape of fascinating complex processes on a microscopic scale. Journey through this bizarre environment then join cell biologists to uncover the secrets of life by measuring, modelling and manipulating the cell. In partnership with the University of Bristol.
There is a very strange outbreak at the festival – people are turning into llamas! Luckily there is a crack team on the case, but they need your help. Find a llama, play the game, share your diagnosis data and help the task force to stop the spread of the infection. In partnership with UCL.
Could you grow your own edible forest? One of the oldest forms of home food production, forest gardens involve fascinating relationships between plants, environment, wildlife, people, health and wellbeing. Take a seat at the dining table and discover the foods and flavours inspired by woodland ecosystems. In partnership with the University of Exeter.
A big thank you to everyone who snapped theirs up today!
Wow!! What an incredible FIFTEENTH birthday that was.. Our hearts are full of love and we're so thankful to you for making this weekend the most special, unforgetable weekend ever.
Back of Beyond makes a triumphant return at Green Man 2017 with an incendiary assortment of dance, circus and performing arts. This year, the area is located in the alluring shadows of the Green Man, awakening the lively spirit of the Black Mountains with a rambunctious roster of legend-themed performance.
As well as being the year of our 15th birthday (!!!), 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of Green Man Rising: our annual showdown between the best unsigned acts in the UK. ️
We're often asked what the Settlement is all about.. Here's a beautiful film shot during last year's Settler's Pass to give you a good idea!
Our fabulous fifteenth birthday marks our earliest ever sell out! We’re chuffed that so many of you lovely festival folk will be joining us to celebrate in the beautiful black mountains.