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Calling all insect-loving creatives to #makemoreinsects. Help us swarm all over Instagram this summer with insect-inspired arts, raise awareness of their precarious plight and put in our best effort to combat their rapid decline.
The insects need our help so let’s make more by any means necessary.
We caught up with Pestival founder, Bridget Nicholls to find out why insects are so important to her. And us
The Beecab is a London taxi specially customised by Pestival and London’s beekeepers, complete with a working beehive in the front seat
Founder Bridget Nicholls has been busy chatting with a celebrity swarm of chatty anthropods
Bringing you the best insect work since 2004
Inspiring the next generation in biomimicry and how we can learn from insects for more resilient future cities and architectures
Create your own insect hotel, beehive or anthropod haven and help Pestival Make More Insects
We commissioned Cabaret Voltaire’s Chris Watson to create a new interspecies work for bees and humans
Broaden your knowledge with our myriad of weird and wonderful insect facts and figures
Top insect stories from around the world
Leading entomologist delivers sharp warning about the future of insects and ourselves
It’s time we all take a chemical free leaf out of Aldi’s book and go pesticide free
Reverse insect decline .. by being lazy? Calling all slacktivists!
Inspired by anti glare moth eyes, cricket hair mics and wide angle ant vision, smart phones are improving
Our buzzing network of friends and fans
We have cultivated a formidable force of creatives, experts and innovators: all lending their voice to the little guys
Whether you’re a big brand, stand out individual or major institution, we’re working with a diverse body of insect supporters, makers and doers
Our hive of pest friends is ever growing, but Pestival still needs you! From experts to newbies, students to teachers, artists to scientists; join the buzz!
Meet the passionate team behind all things Pestival and discover a motley crew of ardent insect fans
Thanks to the likes of comedian Stewart Lee, writer Margaret Atwood and eco-entrepreneur Tim Smit KBE, we are able to spread the word and garner support for the Pestival mission
Our learned board of professors, directors, experts and specialists help Pestival reach new audiences, gaining invaluable insight and dynamic new perspectives
“I’m very excited about Pestival. It has a charismatic leader, it’s drawn a whole bunch of really cool people together and it’s a real opportunity to get everyone across the country excited and interested in insects role in a way that’s previously never been possible."
“Pestival .. took us in exciting new directions, surprising those who already knew us and delighting others who hadn’t come across us before.”
“Insects can inspire us. If we could learn from them, we’d have better infrastructures, better medicines and better technology”.