Thursday 23 June 2011 15:00 – 19:00
Pestival brings an insect-themed mix of music, science and comedy to the Biotik stage.
WORK gallery, 10A Acton Street, London: Am I Attractive?
Saturday 3 September 2011 14:00 – 17:00
Pestival invites you to come and find out how attractive you are... to mosquitoes. You might be surprised, not everyone is!
Viktor Wynd Fine Art Inc. 11 Mare Street London
Saturday 3 September 2011 11:00 – Sunday 30 October 2011 20:00
Escot Park, Devon : Termite Pavilion at Escot Park
Monday 25 July 2011 – Sunday 25 July 2021
The amazing Pestival Termite Pavilion in it's new home, down at Escot Park in Devon!
Wednesday 11 May 2011 – Sunday 12 June 2011
Selfridges is partnering with more than 20 environmental groups to highlight the issue of over-fishing, help us understand ocean threats.
ZSL London Zoo: Matthew Robins presents The Roboinsects as part of Pestival@ZSL London Zoo
Friday 29 April 2011 10:00 – Friday 30 September 2011 18:00
Artist Matthew Robins installation The Roboinsects is now on show in the North Bank Windows at ZSL London Zoo.
Friday 17 December 2010 19:30
Pestival presents The Bee Symphony, consisting of recordings of bees by Pestival friend and collaborator Chris Watson, Mike Harding and a vocal score by Marcus Davidson.
Monday 28 March 2011 – Thursday 11 October 2012
There's a fascinating, free research workshop exploring the relationship between insects and cities happening on the 25th of October. Get more info and mail email@example.com to book your place.
Monday 1 August 2011 – Saturday 31 December 2011
See the world and the curious human race through the eyes of a cockroach at The Science Museum!
Palais de Tokyo, Paris: The Tragedy of the Commons
Friday 8 July 2011 – Sunday 18 September 2011
A new installation celebrates an ant colonies' daily life by constantly challenging it to find food. The constantly re-structuring, searching and transporting, creates rotating motion and a beautiful exhibit.
Sunday 22 May 2011
Friday 1 April 2011 06:30
Sam Roddick is the speaker for this year's Rachel Carson Memorial Lecture, and will be speaking on the topical and pressing issue of the alarming global decline in pollinators. Pesticide Action Network UK will also be presenting its inaugural Bee Friendly Farmer of the Year award and there will be a host of informative displays from PAN UK and associated organisations.
Wednesday 27 October 2010 – Sunday 31 October 2010
Experience the bizarre and magical world of the Insect Circus, with Dungo (son of Dungo) the balancing Scarab Beetle, Tallulah the Worm Charmer, The Heroic Capt. Courage and his Vicious Vespa Wasps, and the Acrobatic Ants! It's a spectacular combination of magical world, physical theatre, circus skills and extraordinary costumes.
Thursday 14 October 2010 – Tuesday 9 November 2010
Bee Natural is an exhibition at the FIAC contemporary art fair at the Grand Palais in Paris. Its themes are pollination and cross-fertilisation — not to mention honey. Included is an eclectic group, ranging from the Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki to the Swiss Surrealist Meret Oppenheim, and even Picasso, represented by his 1941 engraving series, “Wasp.”
François Delarozière and his company La Machine present The Magical Menagerie, as one of the centrepieces of the IF: Milton Keynes International Festival. Imagine a huge, square carousel, as tall as a house and populated by all manner of strange mechanical creatures that can be operated by their riders, from gigantic buffalo to exotic fish and brightly-coloured insects. Delarozière also designed the incredible 60ft spider La Princessein Liverpool in 2008.
The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan: Trouble in Paradise/The Ethics of Survival
Friday 9 July 2010 – Sunday 22 August 2010
Pestival collaborator Susana Soares takes part in Trouble in Paradise/The Ethics of Survival, an exhibition run by the Kyoto City University of Arts, which 'aims to reconstruct the basic modern concepts of humans/time/space'. Other participants include Critical Art Ensemble, Miroslaw Baka, and Temple Grandin.
Royal Festival Hall, London: How Do Insects Find Their Way Home?
Friday 25 June 2010 10:00 – Sunday 4 July 2010 20:30
An exhibition exploring University of Sussex's study of how insects are able to navigate long and complicated routes between their nest and food sources, despite their limited neural capabilities and low-resolution vision. As part of The Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition, you can test your ability to navigate as well as an ant on the ‘Ant Challenge’ and learn how insect-inspired algorithms can help robots find their way home.
"Amazing" and "inspiring" were the words flying around the Darwin centre atrium at The Natural History Museum. As leading folk musicians and prize-winning author DBC Pierre performed the Premiere to a sell out crowd in this Official London 2012 Festival event.
Fresh from its 6-month long stay at Lonon Zoo, Pestival's "Ant Ballet [Phase 1]" appeared at FutureEverything festival in Manchester in May.
Eating insects? 3D food printing technology? What on earth are Pestival and Pest friend Susana Soares up to?
10 Feb. to 6 April at the Science Gallery's EDIBLE exhibition
David Rothenberg: Survival of the Beautiful
Friend of Pestival, philosopher and musician David Rothenberg discusses why nature is beautiful, and how art is influenced by science.
At GV Art, Weds 15th Feb. from 7pm to 9pm.
Pestival's Ant Ballet at ZSL London Zoo
Pestival's incredible Ant Ballet, directed and arranged by Ollie Palmer and his colleague Philip Huffield, is opening soon in a special area created within ZSL London Zoo.
Watch the short video trailer and take a look at Ollie and Philip working on the set to whet your appetite.
Entomophobia: Peer at what you fear
Pestival’s carnival of creepy curios will take you to the weirdest corners of entomophobia... let your curiosity run away with the circus:
Entomophobia @ The Wellcome Collection
Thursday 19th January 18.00-22.00
In an event to be held in the iconic Snowdon aviary, leading folk musicians and prize-winning author DBC Pierre will perform a composition related to place, art and story-telling traditions.
An entire event series dedicated to exploring the complex relationship between humans and insect through debates, walks, interactive models, demonstrations, cooking... and insect-eating!
18 April - 16 May 2013 at Wellcome Collection