Announcing 100: UnEarth

This July we return to Cornwall, return to The Lost Gardens of Heligan with a large-scale site specific project, 100: UnEarth.

Our 2014 one-day event, 100: The Day Our World Changed, focused on an unknowing generation walking into battle in 1914. This companion piece  100: UnEarth looks at the devastating aftermath of conflict, telling the homecoming stories of those who fight and life through war.

100: UnEarth, which takes its inspiration from the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice is a love story exploring grief and tragedy with a deeply moving ending.  The production was conceived and created by Bill Mitchell, our founder and artistic director before his untimely death last year. Another life taken too soon. Bill was convinced that as we started the war commemoration at Heligan it seemed only right that we finish the story there too.

“Through performance, music and installation, 100: UnEarth considers the impact of war, of lost lives and lives not lived and the effects of war on those who survive, both soldiers and their families.” Mercedes Kemp, Lead Artist 100: UnEarth

We will be working with communities and war veterans to unearth stories to feed into the work and we’re interested in talking to anyone who has experience of conflict either directly or in their extended family.

We’re also, as always, inviting people of all backgrounds and experience to get involved. Drop us a line [email protected] to express your interest.

Ticket details for the production will be released shortly.


100: UnEarth is co-commissioned by 1418-NOW and The Lost Gardens of Heligan.

With thanks to funders Arts Council England, Cornwall Council and FEAST




  1. Tony says:

    Hoping to come and see this and bring a few family.

  2. chrissy wallis says:

    I’d like to be involved in this. Being in the show or support of some sort.

  3. Glenn Overington says:

    Hi Sarah,

    This sounds wiondefful – will it be a one-off event again or will it be performed over a number of dates?

    Best Wishes

    • Sarah Ferrie says:

      Hi Glenn – thanks for your email and apologies for the delay in replying. This will be a run of performances over a number of dates this July. Hope you can make it.

  4. Glenn Overington says:

    Please accept my sincere apologies for the typing errors. I meant to say ‘wonderful’ of course

  5. Tom Cook says:

    Hello Wild Works, we’re looking at booking our Cornwall holiday to include 100:Unearth. When will you know the July dates? Even the week in July would be helpful.

    After last year wonderful performance, we’re excited to see you again.


  6. helen Williams says:

    Have you start and end dates for the performances please? I have a colleague who wants to time her work visit to coincide with your July performances after seeing the amazing Wolf’s Child last year.

  7. Sarah Ferrie says:

    Hi Helen – we’ve just released the dates & tickets will be on sale this side of April.

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