ISTA presents...

Cornwall MS festival

May 3 - May 5, 2019

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Paradise lost

Starting Point

At this festival we will explore how we respond to the negative impact we have had on our planet and what our responsibilities are regarding recreating what we have lost.

Out & About

Site specific


Environmental, literary, ethical


ISTA Event Coordinator



Eden Project Cornwall
Par PL24 2SG
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1726 811911

Host website

Important Information

The festival starts at 9:00am on Friday 3rd May 2019 and finishes late evening on Sunday 5th May 2019.

Visiting schools
Registration opens 1st March 2019.
Registration closes 15th March 2019.
Please note:
We advise that you have your group confirmed and all information collected prior to 1st March 2019.
Travel information will be required as part of the registration process this year. Please have travel details confirmed by the time the registration window closes.
All schools will need to arrive at the Eden Project by evening on Thursday 2nd May 2019 and may leave Monday morning 6th May 2019 (leaving Eden after breakfast). Please arrange international travel accordingly.

ISTA artists
ISTA artists will need to arrive on Wednesday 1st May 2019 in time for an evening meal and should plan on leaving the Eden Project Monday morning. Please arrange flights accordingly.
The ISTA Rep will arrive into Cornwall by Tuesday evening 30th April 2019 to spend Wednesday at the Eden Project on pre-planning.
Artist travel information is required by 15th March 2019.


Registration fees
GBP £206 per student – member schools.
This includes the cost of an ISTA t-shirt.

GBP £20 Newquay airport/St Austell train station transfers.
GBP £TBC accommodation and all meals (shared rooms for four nights).

Total per student
GBP £226 members, plus accommodation TBC by the end of May 2018.

GBP £97 – visiting non-member registration fee.
GBP £20 Newquay airport/St Austell train station transfers.
GBP £TBC accommodation and all meals (single rooms for four nights).
GBP £12 ISTA t-shirt (optional).

Total per teacher/chaperone
GBP £32 members.
GBP £129 non-members.
Plus accommodation TBC by the end of May 2018.

Please note:
1. A GBP £500 non-refundable, non-transferrable deposit will be invoiced upon booking.
2. A GBP £500 cancellation fee will be invoiced to any school cancelling within 12 weeks from the start of the festival, in addition to the deposit withheld.
3. A GBP £150 late registration fee per school booking will be invoiced to schools if the registrations are received after the registration window has closed.
4. All invoices are payable within 28 days of receipt. If not, places cannot be guaranteed at the festival.

Travel & Visas

All participants will fly into Cornwall’s Newquay airport or will travel from London to St Austell by train.

Visiting schools
All schools are responsible for booking their own travel and visas for the festival.

ISTA artists
ISTA artists are responsible for booking their own flights to the festival and will use our travel agency for this. Artist teams will be activated 12 weeks prior to the festival and your EC will talk you through the process for booking flights at the time of activation.
Artists are also responsible for ensuring they have the necessary visa to enter the United Kingdom.


ISTA will book a hotel for all participants, close to the Eden Project.

Visiting schools
Single rooms will be booked for visiting teachers and chaperones for 3 nights from the 2nd May 2019.
We work on a price range of approximately GBP£95 per person per night, including breakfast.
ISTA will invoice schools for all accommodation costs at the time of registration.

Students will stay in shared rooms at the designated hotel.
Where possible students will be placed in rooms with peers from their own school.
Costs for student accommodation will be confirmed by the end of May.

ISTA artists
Single rooms will be booked for ISTA artists for 4 nights from the 1st May 2019.
An additional night will be booked for the Rep who will arrive on the 30th April 2019.
Artists will be responsible for any miscellaneous costs during their stay at the hotel.


Visiting schools
Breakfast- provided on Friday, Saturday and Sunday plus a packed breakfast provided for Monday after the festival.
Lunches- three lunches provided Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Dinner- provided Friday, Saturday and Sunday plus an evening meal on Thursday 2nd of May for schools that arrive on time.

ISTA artists
All meals will be provided.

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Friday 03 May at 09:00
Finishes on Sunday 05 May at 17:00 .


The Eden Project
Cornwall PL24 2SG
United Kingdom
Tel: + 44 (0) 1726811911


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