What will it take for us to save ourselves? The World We Made is a story told by two students living in 2050. It shows a glimpse of how our lives could be better in the future, if we pull together and change now...before it’s too late. Includes a post show discussion with author Jonathon Porritt.
Tongue Fu is the UK’s leading spoken word and music show. “Poetry, but not as you know it…amazing” Guardian. For this ‘Change Special’, three guests explore how we can challenge and inspire through poetry, stories and music. Featuring Salena Godden, Rachel Rose Reid, Amerah Saleh. Hosted by Chris Redmond.
Cloudscapes is a contemplative artwork where you are invited to stop and cloudgaze and consider your place in the world. Lie back on giant comfortable beanbags and listen on headphones to the 45-minute piece narrated by artist and creator Lorna Rees, on cloud formation, her relationship with the troposphere and on the journey of a lifetime she took. An enjoyable, uplifting and reflective experience.
Award winning folk artist Sam Lee will lead a 3 mile, wild walk through woods, fields and paths less trodden, between Warwick Arts Centre and The Pod's bountiful Food Union allotment site. Along the way, his glorious songs will tell forgotten stories about the wonder of the natural world that envelopes us, even in the heart of Coventry. In partnership with The Pod.
Join the Conversation Cafe at The Cart, Talking Birds' pop-up pavilion, community forum and creative workshop space, offering shelter, culture, company and conversation. Come and chat to us about what you have seen at the festival and and connect with other festival-goers. And while you are here, why not get involved in some of our free craft activities?
Wouldn’t it wonderful to wake up to an easier day, every day? With free renewable power in your warm, insulated home; a relaxing commute to work along nature strewn cycle paths and living a supportive, creative community. This may sounds like the future, but this is all happening right now. Tempted…? Come and find out how to make this life your new reality.
Dressing better is so much more than what we wear. How could our fashion choices help to improve our mental health? How can our outfits empower women? What if the most beautiful clothes were also the best for people and nature? Fashion is transforming and we have invited the trailblazers at the forefront of this regeneration to help us imagine dressing better.
MetamorphoSISTER will bring together some of today’s most engaging, transformational women, who will be inspiring and motivating us into a better future. Curated and produced by an incredible all-female team from Coventry (14-17yrs), MetamorphoSISTER will bring together young people to learn together, unite together and act together. In partnership with the Positive Youth Foundation.
A special Dash Café from Dash Arts featuring Indigenous activists and musicians from around the world. Together we’ll share wisdom from the past and see what we can learn from performance, music and even video games to help build a more community-centric, ecologically-balanced and culturally-sensitive future for our planet. Co-curated by Border Crossings’ ORIGINS Festival.
A flap-tastic family comedy. With frolics and foraging, flitting, flying and two unusual feathery friends, this is a madcap and touching show about birds facing changes to their habitat. The Bird Show uses music, puppetry and lots of silly bird jokes in this heart-fluttering physical comedy about conservation, migration and imagination.
Imagine being able to enjoy a delicious, highly nutritious, diverse range of foods that were all grown near to where you live. Join us to hear from the leaders of our new food revolution and discover how eating better food has the power to transform our lives, our health and our surroundings.
Join us for an hour of reflection, meditation, songs and poems to come closer to our deeper selves and each other. We welcome everyone, of all ages, backgrounds and beliefs, to gather together and celebrate our commonality, shared spirituality and connection with the natural world.
A free event hosted by the Unitarians - a church that welcomes those from all faiths and none.
Imagine stepping out of your front door, wherever you live, and feeling close to nature. Imagine what this could do for our wellbeing, our confidence and sense of adventure. Our expert wild speakers will help us find ways to connect with nature, as one of the best things we can do to stay happy and healthy.
We all want to feel good about ourselves and we are all seeking better ways to be happy. But have we been looking in the right places? Have we found what really makes us feel better? Can all of us enjoy a good life without harming the natural world? In this illuminating talk, three happiness heroes share their fascinating secrets. With guest speakers Dr Jude Currivan, Amisha Ghadiali and Betsy Reed.
In this specially curated comedy evening, we will be asking our favourite Stand-Ups to answer the question: ‘What Will We Tell Our Grandkids’? We take a journey into the not-too-distant future and imagine some of the awkward, confronting, absurd, confusing and hilarious conversations we will be having with our Grandkids one day.
Award-winning director Damon Gameau embarks on journey to explore what the future would look like by 2040 if we embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet. Damon blends traditional documentary footage with dramatised sequences and high-end visual effects to create a vision board for his daughter and the planet.