You are invited to see the premiere of...
Earth Echoes: A Song of StonesThe opening ceremony of the 7th International Conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks
A creative journey into the history of planet earth
This one-off performance will not be available for catch-up, so clear your diary and make sure you are ready to watch it live!
Earth Echoes is a dramatic musical story of geology and the history of our planet. The premiere will open the 7th International Conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks, when over 700 delegates from around the world convene in Torbay/The English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark.
Earth Echoes tells the fascinating story of our planet through voice, music, performance and multimedia.
Guided by a team of geologists, performers will travel through time and space and into the bowels of the earth. They discover how the continents form and change and track life from earliest earth to complexity of the life we know today.
Earth Echoes is performed by community members from the English Riviera Global Geopark alongside Hugh Nankivell, Mark Laville, the GeoCollective, Doorstep Arts and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO).
Stay tuned at 10am for the opening addresses, including renowned geologist Iain Stewart MBE, BBC presenter and Patron of the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark.
The Earth Echoes programme, along with learning materials for key stages 2, 3 and 4, will be available online.
Click here for:
Earth Echoes Learning Pack (PDF file - 18.5Mgb)
Music referenced in the Learning Pack (click these links, then right-click to save the MP3 file to your computer):
Trap Door Time (MP3 - 2.6Mgb)
What Do We Want To Leave Behind (MP3 - 9.2Mgb)
Earth Echoes Programme
Earth Echoes Press Release
Welcome to the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark and a landscape of dramatic changes, of exploration and discovery.
News from the Geopark
THE organisers of the recent international conference on Geoparks in Torbay have been praised by the network's international board.
Some 800 delegates from all over the world came to Torquay last week for the seventh International Conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks. The event was held at the Riviera International Conference Centre.
HUNDREDS of delegates from all around the world have converged on Torbay for one of the most important conferences ever held locally this week.
The International Conference on Unesco Global Geoparks has attracted more than 700 delegates from 120 global geoparks from 63 different countries to Torquay.
Prof Steward, who is Director of the Sustainable Earth Institute, Plymouth University, said: "AS patron of the English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark, I am delighted that the 7th International Conference will be taking place here in Devon, in an area of such outstanding beauty as well as geological significance.
The Herald Express has published a brilliant supplemant in the apper which talks about the coming conference and all things Geopark.
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The English Riviera was granted the status of Global Geopark in 2007, resulting in international recognition for its rich geological, historical and cultural heritage.
Now the Bay is hosting the seventh international conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks in September.
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Meet our patron
Television's favourite geologist Prof. Iain Stewart is patron of the English Riviera Geopark.
Iain is the presenter of Journeys from the Centre of the Earth, the award winning BBC series Earth - The Power of the Planet and his current BBC series How Earth Made Us.
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