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Culture: The Missing Link
Friday November 5, 2021, 10:00 - 11:30
Across the world, artists and arts organisations are mobilising around the climate crisis and discovering a deeper connection to the planet. This in-conversation event, chaired by Alison Tickell, founder and CEO of Julie’s Bicycle, explores the vital role that arts and culture must play in climate transformation.
Composed of artists, activists and environmental experts – including author, Elif Shafak; artist and designer Es Devlin; Friday’s For Future India co-founder, Disha A. Ravi; polar conservationist and PhD student Prem Gill; and Nova Ruth, founder of Arka Kinari; – the discussion will centre on creative and cultural responses to the climate crisis and art’s unique capacity to raise awareness and create action. With Love Ssega (musician and EarthPercent ambassador) as MC, performances from poets Selina Nwulu; and Zena Edwards; and musician Nova Ruth; and scientist, IPCC author and creator of the ubiquitous climate stripes, Ed Hawkins.
You can read more about the speakers here.
Alongside the conversation, a short film showcasing artists and activists from around the world, sharing their messages for COP26, will premier. This event is delivered with thanks to partnerships with the British Council and Arts Council England.
Join us to hear how creativity can inspire communities and individuals to participate in reshaping the world, to imagine a sustainable and just future and support adaptation and resilience.
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 GMT
Please note: the live event is taking place in person at the Tower Base South, Glasgow Science Centre, 50 Pacific Quay, Glasgow G51 1EA, but all tickets, secured via the COP public programme website are now sold out. You can still join the live event virtually by booking online above.
With huge thanks to the generous team at Manning Gottlieb OMD who have been supporting our communications efforts around this event and associated campaign.
Thank you to the British Council’s Climate Connection programme – this event will feature some of the findings from our partnership and launch our creative climate justice film series.
Thank you to the Arts Council England, who have supported the Season for Change programme that is featured as part of this event, along with our ongoing Environmental Sustainability Programme partnership.