A stimulating, provocative and energising climate festival at Southbank Centre inspired by Cape Farewell’s expeditions to the High Arctic and Andes.
In January 2010 Cape Farewell presented SHIFT at London’s Southbank Centre. An awesome 8-day music-led climate festival featuring debate, concerts, site-wide installations and exhibitions.
The festival centrepiece comprised two sensational concerts at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, which saw Marcus Brigstocke sharing a stage with Ed Milliband, electric performances from KT Tunstall, Graham Coxon, Robyn Hitchcock, Shlomo, Max Eastley, Liam Frost and others. The shows were headlined by musicians who joined the Cape Farewell 2008 voyage and showcased new music by KT Tunstall and Shlomo.
Cape Farewell works with partners to collectively inspire creative and visionary responses to climate change for the 21st Century. SHIFT was developed in collaboration with partners including: Southbank Centre, Tipping Point, University of the Arts London: Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges, London College of Fashion, Department of Energy and Climate Change, PricewaterhouseCoopers, SE1 United. Cape Farewell is embarking on a long-term partnership with Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges, encouraging a new generation of artists to address the issues of climate change, building it into their thinking and practice.