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March 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Escaping Climate Change

    Various Authors and Artists
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    The Hexagon, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park
    Colchester, CO4 3SQ

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    Essex Book Festival

    Join the debate about tackling Climate Change at a special event which is taking place in the iconic Hex Building at the University of Essex. Long Table Debate, Artist Workshops, Hot Spot Presentations, Clothes Swap, Performances, Free Vegan Food …

    This is too important and frankly, too interesting to miss.

    Part of Essex Book Festival’s Manifesto For Essex


    12:30-1:15pm Long Table Discussion

    Do the Arts have a leading role to play in tackling Climate Change? Is individual action pointless in the face of Climate Change? These and other Climate Change topics will be debated by campaigners, authors, artists, students and scientists during the Long Table Discussion.

    Taking part in the debate will be writer, performer and Essex Book Festival patron AL Kennedy; founder of Writers Rebel Monique Roffey, Colchester Extinction Rebellion, Arctic Circle Artist Beatrice Von Preussen, playwright Andrew Burton and more.


    1:30-3:30pm Hot Spot Presentations

    Short snappy talks from authors, artists and academics sharing their views on how to tackle climate change. Presenters include Lu Williams (Artist, Curator and Director of Grrrl Zine Fair), Lily Hunter Green (Artist working on an immersive bee installation), AL Kennedy who will read her Climate Change poem from XR Trafalgar Square and many more.


    12:00-4:00pm Workshops and Stalls

    Free Vegan food
    Clothes swap and charity clothes stall
    Colchester Extinction Rebellion
    Artist workshops with Lily Hunter Green, Beatrice Von Preussen and Lu Williams
    Climate Change book stall


    Free, drop in, no booking required.


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    The Hexagon, University of Essex
    Wivenhoe Park
    Colchester, CO4 3SQ
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