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Two Degrees: Our Current Climate?

Photo by Anna Lenihan

10am-6pm. Free

How exactly are the climate and the cuts linked? and how can we use art and activism to change our current climate?

A FREE day of talks, workshops, performances, interventions, walks and discussions looking more closely at the themes of Two Degrees 2011: ‘Art & Activism, Climate & Cuts’.


One Minute Manifesto (all day)
An invitation to everyone to stand up and say something, one minute to share your thoughts, feelings and demands for our future. If you want to take part, check out the information here.

UK Uncut Open Space
Meet other ‘uncutters’, share skills, speed-date and take creative action.

Rebecca Beinart – Potion (11am-1pm & 2-4pm)
> book via Artsadmin box office
A contemplative journey through the back streets and secret gardens of East London.

The Institute for the Art & Practice of Dissent at Home – The Family Cut Out (11am-1pm)
Join us as we ask you to cut us free from the implications of the ConDem government’s cuts to families and climate justice.

Lunchtime Debate: Climate Activism (1-2pm)
What has happened since Copenhagen 2009? What are we doing? Where are we going?

Political Pop-Up Restaurant (1-4pm)
> £5. Book via Artsadmin box office
A sample menu of the finest alternatives to the current climate of cuts, sustainably sourced and easier to swallow. With guest speaker Neal Lawson.

Workshop with Encounters Arts (2-4pm)
The Radical Nature of Gratitude and Grief: Activism from the Inside Out. Encounters are currently working at Toynbee Studios on A Little Patch of Ground, an Intergenerational food growing and performance project running until September.

Larry Bogad – Lecture: Tactical Performance
On the Theory and Practice of Serious Play

Closing Discussion
How can we use art and activism to change our current climate?

Following Our Current Climate? at 8pm there will be a free screening of Paths Through Utopias, a utopian road movie exploring a postcapitalist Europe.


Date and time

18 June 2011

Please note
This is now a past event.


Toynbee Studios
28 Commercial Street
London, E1 6AB
Tel: 020 7247 5102
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