Send a message from Brum to COP26
25/09/2021, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pmat venue TBC, Birmingham
A special event to showcase the work of young people aged 16-25 expressing their concerns about the Climate Crisis, ahead of COP 26 in Glasgow in November.
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.
If you are aged 16-25 and would like to take part, read on for more information. If you’d like to attend the showcase as an audience member, save the date, more details coming soon including how to get tickets.
This event will be showcasing work produced though two workshop sessions, which will offer you creative skills to express your concerns about the Climate Crisis. Join the poet and activist Matt Sowerby for two free eco-poetry workshops. Create work in conversation with the Loving Earth Textiles Project supported by Woodbrooke.
You can attend one or both (the first is on 21st July, the second is on 11th August) Open to anyone aged 16-25 in the West Midlands (this event is being offered by Quakers, but is open to people of all faiths and none.)
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