[NetBehaviour] PESTIVAL, 4 - 6 September, Southbank centre

Olga olga.panades at gmail.com
Fri Sep 4 11:40:36 CEST 2009

This festival at Southbank Centre might be interesting. I know
Resonance FM will be broadcasting live from Pestival.

+++++++++  PESTIVAL +++++++++

Celebrating insects in art, and the art of being an insect.

Pestival is a rare creature: an international, inter-disciplinary,
community-led festival. Events include insect-inspired comedy, music,
ID walks, talks, workshops, experiments, fashion and a termite
inspired architectural structure at the centre of Pestival 2009. 80%
of creatures on earth are insects, the 'pests' without whom humans
wouldn't survive. Pestival celebrates the 100s of millions of years of
evolution, which places insects at the heart of human existence.
Pestival 2009 celebrates how insects shape our world, and how humans
shape the world of insects, in both science and the arts.

Pestival is in its second edition and has been described as “a rare
and wonderful celebration of the creepy crawly” (The Independent).
Swarm on the entire Southbank Centre site, 4 - 6 September and put
insects on the cultural map - before it's too late.

‘If all mankind were to disappear, the world would regenerate back to
the rich state of equilibrium that existed ten thousand years ago. If
insects were to vanish, the environment would collapse into chaos.’
(E.O Wilson, the world-renowned biologist and thinker)

Pestival 2009 has been generously supported by the Wellcome Trust and
is an Pestival event. For more information on Pestival, visit

Olga P Massanet

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