- Posted on November 11th, 2019
Get Involved: The Global Climate Strike
Our house is on fire – let’s act like it
Across the UK and worldwide, people are leaving their schools and workplaces to take to the streets to demand Climate Action now for the Global Climate Strike. By joining the strike on Friday 20th September Julie’s Bicycle are adding our voice to those of students of all ages across Europe who have been missing their education on Fridays throughout this year in protest at worldwide governmental inaction to combat climate change.
We are one of hundreds of organisations joining in – If you’re interested to get involved, here’s the activity we know about so far. We’ll be joining the Music Declares Emergency bloc from 11am- info below. If you’d like more info please feel free to call the JB team on 0208 746 0400 (we’ll be diverting this number to a mobile on the day to answer calls). For up to date info also check out the ClimateStrike hashtag and follow our Twitter thread on the Climate Strikes here
To capture events, we’ll also be sharing content on our new Instagram page being launched on the day- so do check it out!
Friday 20th September
Music Declares Emergency:
Staff from a number of independent labels are coming together this Friday 20th September to strike in support of the #ClimateStrike action being taken around the world, under the banner of Music Declares Emergency.
Join from 11am, meeting at the Abraham Lincoln statue, on the West side of Parliament Square where youth activists from the UK Student Climate Network have organised a demonstration, before we march to join the main rally in Trafalgar Square.
Please do feel free to bring your families and your banners – if you’re in need of inspiration there is a handy toolkit here, including customisable things to share on your social media. Labels involved so far: 4AD, Dead Oceans, Full Time Hobby, Jagjaguwar, Ninja Tune, Rough Trade, Secretly Canadian, Secretly Distribution, XL Recordings & Young Turks.
Film Strike For Climate:
On Friday 20th September the newly launched Film Strike for Climate will be showing solidarity with the youth strikers on the streets. All those working in the film and TV industries are invited to join. See here for full info
Create and Strike – The Advertising Industry Speaks Out:
The Advertising Industry has launched the Create And Strike campaign. 32+ leading agencies signed an open letter, calling on their creatives to take themselves, and their skills, on to the streets. More info and join up now!
Friday 27th September..
On Friday 27th September all arts and culture workers are invited to convene together with Culture Declares Emergency. Meeting point: 2pm Trafalgar Square. Bring your colleagues, bring your staff, bring your creativity! #ArtsStrike4Climate
Julie’s Bicycle at COP 28
This year we are proud to be co-curating the Resilience Hub’s Arts, Culture, Antiquities and Heritage events at COP 28.
Culture at the Heart of Climate Action
Join a global call to the UNFCCC to include cultural heritage, the arts and creative sectors in climate policy at COP
Reflections – How Can Cultural Organisations Adapt to Climate Change?
In this blog, Arts Council England Environmental Programme team members, Hannah Graham, Becky Hazlewood and Vicky Sword-Daniels explain ‘Adaptation’ for those less familiar with the term, and share some insights from the cultural organisations and participants that joined the session.