Children and artists both do something very well indeed: inventing exciting worlds to live and play in. At a time when our own world is in environmental and economic crisis, how can we use that imaginative power to make things new?
If you havenâ€™t already heard, Green Tease is coming to Edinburgh this June for a special event in collaboration with Imaginate and Festivals Edinburgh.
Following on from a workshop we ran with Imaginate a while back with childrenâ€™s theatre makers exploring what a sustainable childrenâ€™s theatre network might look like in 50 years we wanted to get the ball rolling again.
We hope you can join us atÂ SummerhallÂ on June 18th, 5 â€“ 7pm for this first Edinburgh Green Tease. Weâ€™ll be joined byÂ Sarah Hopfinger, artist and childrenâ€™s theatre-maker, in a discussion of how we can transform the childrenâ€™s theatre sector and the art we make, and transform folkâ€™s lives in doing so. Sarahâ€™s practice explores the interconnections between people and wider ecology, and weâ€™ll be thinking about the connections between childrenâ€™s theatre, the wider arts sector, the city, and the world.
Green Teas(e) brings togetherÂ the artistic and sustainability worlds of Edinburgh toÂ spark new connections and join up projects and activities which share a common desire to make the city a more environmentally, socially and economically sustainable place to live. At each event invited speakers start us off with short presentations/provocations to lead us on to a wider discussion. We really want to hear your views and hope you can join us and contribute to the event.
To find out more and to sign up for the event click here.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Image: Sarah Hopfinger:Â www.sarahhopfinger.org.uk
Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.
In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.
We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.
Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:
Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the publicâ€™s emotions, values and ideas.
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