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A Cultural Response to the Climate and Ecological Emergency
We are facing an unprecedented global emergency, the planet is in crisis and we are in the midst of a mass extinction event. Scientists believe we have entered a period of abrupt climate breakdown. Carbon emissions and temperatures keep rising; ecological collapse has begun. On this course we are likely to see abrupt and irreversible devastation. The time for denial is over – we know the truth about climate change. It is time to act.
Letters to the Earth is a joint day of action on Friday 12 April 2019: letters written by people from around the world will be read out at theatres, arts venues, community spaces around the UK, and online in UpStage. The pieces will then be made rights free and available for anyone to download and present anywhere in the world from 15th – 28th April, coinciding with the International Extinction Rebellion and School Strike For Climate. These pieces could be taken up to be presented and performed globally, when hundreds of thousands of people will be taking to the streets worldwide to demand that governments tell the truth about climate collapse and act accordingly.
The readings in UpStage will be performed by Clara Gomes, Miljana Perić, Katarina Djordjević Urosević, Lyn Cunningham, Suzon Fuks and Helen Varley Jamieson.
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