Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Culture Declares Emergency 2pm Friday London and a ramble on HOPE

This Friday Shallal Dance Theatre, Out There ( from the Liskeard group) Continuum Dance and Thomas Remnant are dancing! 
Our way to a new future, we HOPE!
HOPE is a much underused word and definitely you don't put it in funding applications: it is too sensitive for that but also maybe too poetic, beautiful ( uncontrollable ) ...you have to be concrete: plan, achieve, aim.Hope maybe to waiting for something to land and actually humble not quite knowing where that will be or how we get there, Providence might provide a better way, one we never planned of, maybe dreamed?
Greta Thunberg and the School Strikes are HOPE and providence, did we ever see a young person standing up and HOPING like this and calling us all to account! and so we hope and dream but also concretely plan to achieve - i have learnt from funding applications! - we need both HOPE and ACTION.

Fantastic to see the 
 National Theatre, Tate and Southbank Centre joined forces for the first time to make their voices heard and make demands on their management for urgent climate action.
and my sons new school's weekly newsletter announces it has  has signed up to the A Green Charter for Cornish schools declaring a Climate Emergency.

i wanted to share this:

Also on Friday at Culture Declares Emergency  2pm at Trafalgar Square.... we can't be there but we have hope and action combined now so we all have to do something....

The Global Climate Strike last Friday was the biggest environmental protest in human history. 4 million young people and adults took to the streets demanding climate justice now.

Here in the UK, arts and culture workers from the National Theatre, Tate and Southbank Centre joined forces for the first time to make their voices heard and make demands on their management for urgent climate action.

Our times are turning.

This Friday, on the day of international Earth Strike and the final day of the Global Climate Strike, the arts and culture sector takes to the streets again. This time to ask 'What Next?' Beyond striking, how can we - together - envision and start building the future we need, for the sake of the planet and all its inhabitants? 

As Oscar Wilde wrote in 1891, "a map of the world that does not include Utopia is not worth even glancing at, for it leaves out the one country at which Humanity is always landing. And when Humanity lands there, it looks out, and, seeing a better country, sets sail."

Part of that voyage is not just talking and writing about the future we want - but building it as we go. 

Hear Caroline Lucas MP directly call on all artists to light the way as she reads her own Letter to the Earth. In response to her call there will be a range of speakers from across music, design, poetry, community arts, theatre and environmental campaigning who will share their stories of change and sow the seeds for a regenerative future for all to take part in.

There will be the opportunity to meet others and share your stories, ideas and visions with each other.

Come and be inspired before we join the Strike!

One of my reasons to HOPE is how all ages and those with support needs are considered and included in the Climate action, XR, School strikes etc it is in my hope for the future! and it warms my heart to have everyone on board along with a practice of no blame culture.

Just read....a day later....
 "If it can give one gift, it would not be hope, but courage."
foreward to Jamie Morans book.

Greta Thunberg has courage. 

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