Presented By: TippingPoint, Free Word and Durham University, with additional funding from ESRC and Arts Council England
Thu 19 Jan 2017 – 6:45pm – 9:00pm @ Free Word Centre
Ticket: £5 (£3 concession)
As the New Year begins, change and resolutions are in the air. But can words inspire us to take action to help our environment and each other?
Come and listen to short readings from the authors of five new works on climate change that include:
* A sci-fi take on The Tale of Two Cities.
* A thrifty love story.
* Poetry about an ancient people who watched their land swallowed by the sea.
* A real-life account of when floods and a birthday party collided.
* A children’s mystery story with a farting elephant.
We will also be talking about environmental action that’s already happening on our doorstop. We will explore how community groups are using words to explain issues and motivate people on a daily basis.
Join us for an evening of inspiring words and actions. The Free Word Centre Bar will be open before and after the event so that the conversation – and inspiration – can keep flowing.
Weatherfronts: Climate Change and the Stories We Tell
This evening launches a collection of new writing on our changing world commissioned by TippingPoint, Free Word and Durham University. In May 2016 we brought together writers and climate change experts to explore one of the most urgent issues of our time. All five pieces were inspired by discussions that took part during our Weatherfronts event, and aim to spark further change.
Contact: Sophie Wardell, Programme Producer, Free Word
020 7324 2561
Photo Credit: People’s Climate March in New York City, September 2014
Photographer: Elizabeth Stilwell