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Sir David Attenborough, John Bishop and Alastair Campbell headline Eden Project’s Festival of Discovery

Eden Project Communities will host a people’s festival to help save the planet, with headline speakers including Sir David Attenborough, comedian and actor John Bishop, journalist Alastair Campbell, and a host of environmentalists and campaigners.

Coinciding with COP26, the Festival of Discovery free online event takes place from 11-13 November, offering three jam-packed days of sessions exploring what a better future might look like for individuals, communities, and the natural world.

Sir David Attenborough, Sir Tim Smit and E.O. Wilson will talk about the pace of change needed to conserve our natural world and to make what we do now count. Other topics include climate activism and art, music, women as changemakers, rewilding, weather, and sustainable fashion from speakers including artist Daisy Ginsberg, actress-author Rosie Day, fashion expert Wayne Hemingway, and many more.

First created to help connect and inspire people during the UK’s pandemic lockdown in November 2020, this second edition of the Festival of Discovery is linked to COP26 under the theme ‘together for our planet’. The Festival aims to connect and inspire people in every community by offering a host of ideas to make what we grow, buy, wear, use, eat, repair and do in our everyday lives go further towards creating a better future for nature and humankind. 

Other contributors include actors Ben Miller, Stephen Mangan and sister Anita, UN Climate Champion Nigel Topping, and a wide range of organisations from the Climate Coalition, RSPB, Hawkwood Climate Action Lab, New Local, Food for Life, The Mend Assembly, Women’s Institute, and the Eden Project’s very own gardening experts and chefs.

The Festival of Discovery sessions are free and open for anyone to attend online via For a taste of what to expect, take a look at the Festival of Discovery 2020 content on YouTube.