A Planet in Crisis: Ideas for Action

A Planet in Crisis: Ideas for Action

‘If we continue on our current path, we will face the collapse of everything that gives us our security.’ That was Sir David Attenborough’s stark warning to the UN Security Council earlier this year. The weight of the Climate Crisis is a burden we have carried on our shoulders for over 60 years, but despite the impact of inaction already being felt across the planet through forest fires, flooding, water shortages, famines and the destruction of ecosystems in our rainforests and oceans: governments and corporations have remained alarmingly slow to change policies and practices. In this series of events we turn to those who offer positive calls to action and creative perspectives for protecting our planet – giving us hope that it’s not too late.


Maggie Nelson: The Many Meanings of Freedom

Sunday 29 August 17:30 - 18:30

Named by Olivia Laing as ‘among the sharpest and most supple thinkers of her generation,’ Maggie Nelson is a hugely influential critical theorist whose writing defies genre. She has written art criticism, memoir, poetry and scholarship, and gained a...

Meet the Tindims of Rubbish Island with Sally Gardner

Age 5-7

Tuesday 31 August 09:15 - 09:45

The tiny Tindims turn our everyday rubbish into treasure in their home on Rubbish Island. Meet their creator Sally Gardner and find out how she uses her imagination and the world around her to inspire the stories. Then discover how you can get creative...

Magical Adventures with Abi Elphinstone

Age 8-10

Tuesday 31 August 11:00 - 11:30

From living with the Kazakh Eagle Hunters in Mongolia to conjuring up secret kingdoms in her writing shed, Abi Elphinstone talks about the real-life adventures and accidental daydreams behind her books and shows you how easy it is to leap into stories...