The World We Made
Oct
18
7:30 PM19:30

The World We Made

THEATRE (PREMIERE)
£13 (£11) £6.50 students

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.

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Tongue Fu - CHANGE Special
Oct
18
7:45 PM19:45

Tongue Fu - CHANGE Special

SPOKEN WORD / MUSIC
£13 (£11) £6.50 students

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.

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Folk Song Nature Walk with Sam Lee
Oct
19
2:00 PM14:00

Folk Song Nature Walk with Sam Lee

WALK / MUSIC
Sold Out

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.

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Cloudscapes
Oct
19
to Oct 20

Cloudscapes

AUDIO TOUR / STORYTELLING
Free

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.

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Conversation Café and Craft Workshops
Oct
19
to Oct 20

Conversation Café and Craft Workshops

DISCUSSION / CRAFT
Free

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?

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Imagine Living Better
Oct
19
4:00 PM16:00

Imagine Living Better

DISCUSSION
£6

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. With guest speakers Agamemnon Otero, Sue Riddlestone, Paul Allen and Tina Evans.

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Robot Rebellion
Oct
19
to Oct 20

Robot Rebellion

ART INSTALLATION / CRAFT
Free

The Transformers have joined Extinction Rebellion! They’ve cast aside ancient grudges, thrown down their weapons and picked up placards to fight for the future. This interactive installation invites you to get crafty and create your own tiny protest sign for a robot to hold.

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Imagine Dressing Better
Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

Imagine Dressing Better

DISCUSSION
£6

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. Featuring Dorte De Jesus, Francesca Baur, Sarah Divall and Emma Lawson.

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Metamorpho-SISTER
Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Metamorpho-SISTER

DISCUSSION
£6

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.

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Dash Café: Earthly Wisdom
Oct
19
7:15 PM19:15

Dash Café: Earthly Wisdom

MUSIC / SPOKEN WORD / DISCUSSION
£6

Could indigenous wisdom be the key to saving our future? In the midst of a climate crisis, this special Dash Café brings together Indigenous activists and musicians from around the world. Sharing knowledge of our environment from indigenous cultures we will learn how to be better caretakers of our world through performance, music, and storytelling. Co-curated by Border Crossings’ ORIGINS Festival.

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Drumming Workshop
Oct
20
12:45 PM12:45

Drumming Workshop

WORKSHOP
Free

Come and dance to the beat of your own drum in our free drumming workshop. Drumming together is one of our most ancient forms of music and community gathering, and taking part in drumming sessions can have huge benefits. It can reduce stress, boost our immune system, exercise our brains, improve our mood AND connect us deeply with our fellow drummers.

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The Bird Show
Oct
20
1:00 PM13:00

The Bird Show

FAMILY / THEATRE / MUSIC
£12 (£10)

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.

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Imagine Eating Better
Oct
20
1:00 PM13:00

Imagine Eating Better

DISCUSSION
£6

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.

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The People’s Palace of Possibility
Oct
20
1:00 PM13:00

The People’s Palace of Possibility

THEATRE / DISCUSSION
£6

This is an invitation to help build the People’s Palace of Possibility: to discover distant utopias, air your frustrations and fears, and to take action to realise a better - or at least less bleak - tomorrow. Part performance, part installation and part conversation, this is an uplifting and collaborative experience designed to question what is possible and how we might get there.

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Soonchild
Oct
20
2:15 PM14:15

Soonchild

FAMILY / THEATRE / MUSIC
£15 (£13)

Dig out your snowshoes for an Arctic Adventure with live music and songs, 3D and shadow puppets, creative captioning, integrated sign language and song, plus the cosmic brilliance of the Northern Lights. Set somewhere north of the Arctic Circle, Soonchild is the story of a shaman known as Sixteen Face John who feels out of step with the modern world. John’s wife is expecting a baby, but the Soonchild refuses to be born until she can hear the World Songs - special music that is essential for the world to exist.

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Radical Drawing Workshop
Oct
20
2:30 PM14:30

Radical Drawing Workshop

ART / WORKSHOP
Free

Join the Herbert and the Courtauld Gallery in a free workshop to explore a group of remarkable drawings by artists who have pushed the boundaries of what it means to draw. Taking inspiration from our Radical Drawing exhibition we are running a drop in workshop for all ages and abilities to delve into the creative potential of drawing and have a go at creating their own.

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We Are One
Oct
20
3:30 PM15:30

We Are One

REFLECTION
Free

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.

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Utopias: Writing for Better Futures
Oct
20
4:30 PM16:30

Utopias: Writing for Better Futures

WORKSHOP
Free

How can fictional visions of alternate or future societies offer hope and drive change? Why do authors and filmmakers – and readers and viewers – turn to the idea of utopia? This free interactive workshop will explore how we can use creative writing to imagine better. Everybody welcome from ages 11+  - come prepared to write and try out new ideas; no previous writing experience needed!


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Imagine Better Nature
Oct
20
5:00 PM17:00

Imagine Better Nature

DISCUSSION
£6

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. With guest speakers Kurikindi, Carole Wright, Mima Letts and Ruth West.

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Imagine Feeling Better
Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

Imagine Feeling Better

DISCUSSION
£6

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.

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What Will We Tell Our Grandkids?
Oct
20
7:30 PM19:30

What Will We Tell Our Grandkids?

COMEDY
£16, £6.50 students

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. Featuring Jarlath Regan, Matt Winning, Sophie Duker, Josh Pugh and Travis Jay.

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2040
Oct
20
7:45 PM19:45

2040

FILM
£9 (£7.50)

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.

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