London Climate Change Festival
March – May 2020
Welcome to the Festival online
WE are living in fragile times. The coronavirus has put a stop to life as we knew it. When we have overcome this, will we go back to the way things were? Before the coronavirus hit us, a team of caring and passionate people were putting together this Festival to take place in the Charing Cross Theatre in London. A Festival to celebrate CHANGE. Change to renewable energy. Change to a more sustainable way of shopping and eating. Change to how we travel. The people who agreed to talk (see Horizon Talks) all have helpful knowledge and advice about our planet and how we can live in harmony with it. You can start to watch the talks now here at our Online Festival! And then decide how you will make a difference. It is up to us. Each home is responsible for it’s own emissions and cost to the environment. As Natalie Fee will tell you, even turning off the switches at the wall plugs at night will conserve energy. And you can opt for a renewable energy company like Octopus Energy.
“My perception of progress to date is that it’s largely illusory (closing British factories and importing more goods etc.) and globally emissions keep rising. The politics of mitigation so far have aimed at a “top-down” solution led by governments and based on technology deployment. However, it’s now clear that politicians won’t address demand reduction until a social movement has already demonstrated a meaningful appetite for it.” Professor Julian Allwood
Horizon Talks Online
During this time we would love to invite you to watch and listen to our brilliant Horizon Talks by our eminent group of academics, scientists and activists by clicking the Horizon Talks icon below and following the links to the talks so far, with more to follow over the coming weeks.
Cyclists arrive from Europe and Band of Mothers perform an extract from A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Morning workshops for school groups curated by Wild Geese Theatre Company and inspired by Shakespeare.
Distinguished academics and activists address climate change and related topics to inform and offer guidance.
Afternoon music and theatre events inspired by the issue of climate change and our responses to it.
Christopher Durang’s Tony Award-winning play runs at the Charing Cross Theatre throughout the Festival.
Stars of TV, Comedy and Music perform post-show ‘cool-down’ cabarets on Monday and Tuesday evenings.
Olivier Award-winning actress Janie Dee is producing the Festival in partnership with the Charing Cross Theatre and starring in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.
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