The Loving Earth Poetry Project Showcase

Send a message from Brum to COP26

26/09/2021, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

at The Warehouse, Digbeth, Birmingham

Poetry created by young people as part of the Loving Earth Poetry workshops led by Matt Sowerby will now be shared and performed as part of an Extinction Rebellion Birmingham (XR Brum) Welcome event.

Please note the change of date, time & location(!): Sunday 26th September between 3-5pm, at the Warehouse in Digbeth.

The invitation from XR Brum reads:

“Feeling inspired by the recent Rebellion In London? Concerned about the climate crisis and not sure what you can do? Come along for a friendly chat with Extinction Rebellion Brum. Learn about what we do, how you can get involved and enjoy some beautiful live poetry, written and performed by the Loving Earth Project. All welcome.”

Young people (aged 16-25) have been working with poet Matt Sowerby to to express their concerns about the Climate Crisis ahead of COP26, in conversation with the Loving Earth Textiles Project supported by Woodbrooke.

COP 26 is a conference bringing 194 countries together to put an action plan in place to address Climate Change.  But campaigners and experts are concerned that the plan will be watered down, and won’t address Climate Justice, so we need to send a strong message to leaders demanding that they take serious action.

A Build Back Better Sustainability & New Economy Grant has been awarded by Quakers in Britain to enable the Loving Earth Textile and Poetry project to offer young people aged 16 – 25 years the opportunity to attend 2 Zoom workshops led by Matt Sowerby Poet/ Activist facilitated by Rachael Swancott Programme Co-ordinator at Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre.


The workshop sessions will offer young people ways to create their own responses to the upcoming COP 26 conference and Climate Justice. The Loving Earth textile project will be one source of inspiration for the poetry and some textile pieces will be exhibited in the Peace Hub during Great Big Green Week September 18th – 26th 2021

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The Warehouse
54-57 Allison Street
Digbeth, Birmingham
B5 5TH