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 non-profit 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, Friday’s For Future India founder, Disha Ravi, 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 poet Selina Nwulu, and musician Nova Ruth, and scientist and climate communicator Ed Hawkins as a key witness.
Join us in person, or online, 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. Alongside the conversation, a short film showcasing artists and activists from around the world, sharing their messages for COP26, will premier. We will also hear about how Season for Change, a cultural programme inspiring urgent climate action, has engaged hundreds of organisations and communities across the UK. This event is delivered with thanks to partnerships with the British Council and Arts Council England.