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Climate Emergency

We are calling for action on the climate emergency with a programme of commissions that will inspire and shock people to act.

In 2022, all across Lewisham, we’ll be inspiring climate action.

Breathe: 2022, an artwork presented by Invisible Dust and created by artist Dryden Goodwin will be taking over the borough from April until November, aiming to grab your attention and shock people into action. Breathe: 2022 is an updated version of the seminal 2012 artwork, Breathe, which depicted Goodwin’s five-year-old son inhaling and exhaling. The new work explicitly relates to the death of Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah and the growing battle for climate justice, as well as the need for action on the rising air pollution levels in the borough and beyond.

In June, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance will present Hope for Justice, a rousing call to climate action which will see hundreds of local young people coming together to create a cross-artform piece featuring dance, music and spoken word.

Co-created by composer Eska Mtungwazi, Young Person’s poet laureate Cecilia Knapp, choreographer Sarah Golding and hundreds of young people aged 8 – 18, this event will help highlight global and local climate concerns and look to the future with hope.

There’s a host of activities all focused on the climate, and we’re inviting you to come along, become part of the conversation and be motivated to take action. Inspired by the history of social activism in Lewisham, we will host a programme of talks, discussions, debates and workshops throughout 2022 which will address local climate issues as well as the global climate crisis.

In a commitment to tackle the urgent environmental crisis in its London Borough of Culture programme, Lewisham has collaborated with local organisations including Trinity Laban and Lewisham Music.

 

Breathe: 2022

Breathe: 2022, an artwork presented by Invisible Dust and created by artist Dryden Goodwin will be taking over the borough from April until November, aiming to grab your attention and shock people into action. Breathe: 2022 is an updated version of the seminal 2012 artwork, Breathe, which depicted Goodwin’s five-year-old son inhaling and exhaling. The new work explicitly relates to the death of Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah and the growing battle for climate justice, as well as the need for action on the rising air pollution levels in the borough and beyond.

Breathe: 2022

Sun and Sea

The theatrical installation that stunned audiences at the 2019 Venice Biennale will make its UK debut next year at the Albany in partnership with LIFT. The main house of the Albany will be transformed into a crowded beach, complete with 10 tons of sand and 13 vocalists taking on the role of beachgoers enjoying the sunshine. Watch the action from above as the performance reminds us of Earth’s deterioration and the physical impacts of climate change. It’s time to step into a sunny day by the sea

Sun and Sea

Hope for Justice

Hope For Justice is a project co-created by composer Eska Mtungwazi, Young Person’s poet laureate Cecilia Knapp, choreographer Sarah Golding, and hundreds of young people from across Lewisham. Newly commissioned by Trinity Laban for We Are Lewisham, the event will be a rousing call to climate action. Taking over a year to create, Hope For Justice will combine choral and instrumental music with dance, spoken word, procession and protest.

Hope for Justice