Science meets Theatre to talk about Climate
14 November 2014
2071 is a Royal Court play with Prof Chris Rapley, our climate scientist who is presenting his position on climate change. Together with playwright Duncan Macmillian, Chris has created a 70-minute play. He is the co-writer and performer delivering emotion-free, full of sobering facts monologue.
- DAY OF ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE ON 15 NOVEMBER
- A DAY OF TALKS, PERFORMANCES, DEBATES AND WORKSHOPS
On Saturday 15 November 2014 the Royal Court will host a ‘Day of Action’ on Climate Change as part of The Big Idea. Taking over the theatre spaces, the bar and the bookshop, climatologists, environmentalists and other experts will be offering up practical advice on how we might tackle climate change as artists, audiences and human beings. The activities will look at climate change in relation to professional, public and personal lives through interactive workshops, group therapy and debates.
Either side of the matinee showing of 2071 the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs will host two panel discussions. The first panel, ‘Can Business Ever be Green?’ will be made up of Simon Graham, Environmental Strategist at Commercial Group, one of the biggest independent companies in the UK; Olivier Lawder, Creative Planner at Futerra, working to deliver sustainability campaigns and Daniel Turner, Head of Disclosure at Carbon Disclosure Project. It will seek to discover if and how businesses can operate commercially whilst lowering their carbon emissions. Following the matinee of 2071 established theatre makers, production managers and designers will form a panel to discuss ‘Can Theatre Ever be Green?’ analysing the responsibility to climate change in their work and discussing more environmentally friendly ways of producing theatre.
Alongside the panel discussions there will be four seminars throughout the day in The Site, all from experts in their fields. The Climate Psychology Alliance will present an interactive workshop to help audiences come to terms with psychological responses to Climate Change, exploring the guilt and ambivalence we feel and the dilemmas we face around the subject. Transition Network who lead community projects in food, transport, energy, education, housing and arts as small scale responses to the global challenges of climate change will give a seminar on their recent work.