Rhyme and Reason a big success!

Sabrina Mahfouz, Cape Farewell’s Climate Poet-in-Residence for 2013/14, headlined and curated Rhyme and Reason during Climate Week 2014. The event was held at the LSE as part of the Space for Thought Literary Festival 2014, and was a partnership between Cape Farewell and the LSE's Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.

The evening started off with award-winning poet and playwright Sabrina Mahfouz. It continued in a fast flow with a debate between Cape Farewell's David Buckland, and LSE climate change experts Dimitri Zenghelis and David Stainforth. Special guests for this evening full of lively poetry, literature, and storytelling were Deanna Rodger, Raymond Antrobus, and Zia Ahmed. These three poets explained in their own brilliant, personal style and manner how they are experiencing climate change. This made the topic, which is overall rather heavy, easier to approach and apprehend.

A full video of the evening can be watched here.

Sabrina, Deanna, Raymond, and Zia kept the audience at the edge of their seats with their sharp, confronting, humoristic and personalised point of view on the climate change challenges this evening was addressing.

Deanna, Raymond

Deanna Rodger firing away passionate lines.

Zia Ahmed

Zia Ahmed approached the theme with his unique, witty style.

Raymond Antrobus

Raymond Antrobus effortlessly entertained and educated the audience with his words.

David Buckland, Dimitri Zenghelis, and David Stainforth

David Buckland, Dimitri Zenghelis, and David Stainforth debated about the climate change challenge we are facing, about silver bullets and tonnes of carbon emission.

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