Timed to coincide with COP26, Cape Farewell, in partnership with Lighthouse, presents the wAteR-climaTe festival
3–10 Nov 2021 | Lighthouse, Poole
Timed to coincide with COP26, Cape Farewell and Lighthouse, Poole’s centre for the arts are collaborating to host a very special climate/arts festival featuring thought-provoking and engaging new artworks, film, spoken word, music, poetry and debate, programmed to illuminate the current science and thinking around the climate emergency.
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About the Festival
The centrepiece of the festival is a compelling new gallery exhibition that tells the devastating story of climate change on freshwater habitats in our own backyard.
The programme continues with live performances that creatively re-imagine the environmental crisis through poetry, music and comedy, a series of internationally acclaimed climate-focused film screenings (with Q&As with the directors), workshops for local writers, and a public arts/science debate with eminent climate scientists and commentators.
Using creativity to innovate, Cape Farewell engages artists for their ability to evolve and amplify a creative language, communicating on a human scale the urgency of the global climate challenge. Cape Farewell is committed to the notion that artists can engage the public around pressing ecological issues, through creative insight and vision.
“Climate change is no longer the preserve of the Arctic or Amazon: it is here in our own communities, presenting a cultural challenge for which we are all the solution as well as the problem.”David Buckland, Founder and International Director, Cape Farewell
The wAteR-climaTe festival is presented in partnership with Lighthouse, Poole.