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March 6 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Essex 2020

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
01206 872730

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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