How can we live in better harmony with our planet? What can we do to make a difference? Explore some of the biggest questions of our time at The Inaugural London Climate Change Festival, coming to London this spring. Events will run in conjunction with the London transfer of Christopher Durang’s Tony Award-winning play Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike starring two time Olivier Award-winner Janie Dee, Rebecca Lacey and Michelle Asante.
Figures from the worlds of arts, science and business will come together to discuss all things climate change, with a programme of talks, performances, cabaret and stand-up taking place. The Charing Cross Theatre will provide a home for education, with workshops run by Wild Geese encouraging children to share their thoughts and ideas for lowering carbon emissions and eradicating the use of plastic.
Q&As with leading scientists, environmentalists and psychologists will be running on Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the festival, with guests including John Sauven from Greenpeace, Caroline Hickman from Climate Psychology Alliance and Tessa Clarke from Olio. Stand-up comedy performances will also be running ahead of Chrisopher Durang’s play, and post-show there will be ‘cool down’ cabaret from the likes of Rob Brydon and Jay Rayner.
‘The Festival is to inform, inspire and bring hope,’ said Janie Dee, one of the festival’s producers. ‘We as individuals can make a huge difference if we have help and focus. The Charing Cross Theatre is a perfect intimate venue with its cafe/restaurant, bar and gorgeous theatre – a great place to safely have some possibly difficult, but always fascinating conversations and move forward with knowledge. Together – we’re all responsible. Watching my son marching last year through the streets of London shouting ‘Save our Planet’ was all I needed to want to encourage this.’
Charing Cross Theatre, The Arches, Villiers St, Charing Cross, London WC2N 6NL
23 March – 16 May 2020
A full line-up will be announced shortly. Visit londonclimatechangefestival.com for more information.