Climate Emergency

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We wanted to use culture to explore the big issues affecting our planet.

We were proud to host major artworks such as internationally acclaimed Sun & Sea, brought to the borough in partnership with LIFT and Serpentine, which transformed the Albany in to a beach and was voted Time Out London’s top theatre experience of 2022.

Breathe:2022 involved hundreds of drawings of local activists ‘fighting for breath’ by artist Dryden Goodwin appear on bridges, buildings and bus stops across the borough, culminating in an impressive projection on the side of Lewisham Old Town Hall in December.

Children and young people got involved by performing passionate song, dance and poetry in Seven Poet Trees and Trinity Laban’s Hope 4 Justice,and thousands of people came down to Forster Memorial Park on the August Bank Holiday weekend to enjoy GAIA, Luke Jerram’s striking replica of planet Earth.




Audiences attended

13 million

people viewed breathe:2022


of audiences agree

"It is important for Lewisham and it's people to respond to the climate crisis"


Find out more about the Breathe:2022 projections

The projections lit up the night sky in Catford to mark the finale of the Breathe:2022 project. Hear from artist Dryden Goodwin, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and scientist Dr Ian Mudway on why this piece was important.

"My son was one of the performers and I think he’ll remember this forever."
Parent of participant, Hope 4 Justice Star Star Star Star Star

The Top London Theatre Show of 2022

Sun & Sea was voted Time Out London's top theatre experience of 2022, beating off competition from the National Theatre and the Barbican.

Critic Andrzej Lukowksi described it as "an absolutely staggering piece of work... it's London debut did not disappoint."

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