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#2DegreesFestival | Imagining the Impossible

Still from film 'The Trail Of A Tale', by Gonçalo Tocha.

10am-6pm. £10 (including lunch). Enter the promo code STEVEHARRY for tickets to ONLY the two afternoon performances by Steve Waters and Harry Giles. (This will not allow you access to the rest of the day’s activities and events. If you want to attend the whole day please put a £10 ticket in your basket as normal. Only the full price ticket entitles you to a free lunch.) 

At the festival’s hub, join us for a full day of artist performances, discussions and events on ‘impossibility’: how do we go on living, taking action, and making art in the face of climate change, capitalism, consumerism (and all the other isms)?

Beginning with the launch of the new book There is Nothing Beyond our Imagination and a series of film screenings, discover the range of art and climate work that’s been delivered by the European Imagine 2020 network over the past five years.

Emergence present Doin’ Dirt Time, a stripped back theatre performance based on a 1995 interview between writer Suzi Gablik and two celebrated American artists who made the decision to give away all their artworks and possessions. This will be followed by Hearing Voices and Tracking Change, a reflective in-conversation event with Emergence and others who have ‘played the role’ of Suzi Gablik in previous performances.

Are you buying things to make you feel better? Harry Giles has been there too. For a full year, Harry logged every transaction he made at His performance Everything I Bought And How It Made Me Feel delves into why we buy what we do and asks how does consumerism really make us feel?

Steve Waters’ first solo show, In a Vulnerable Place, recounts a personal journey into landscapes on the front line of climate change. In a Vulnerable Place tells the story of real encounters in the Norfolk Broads and Mongolia – the near-to and the far-flung – frankly portraying a changing world where there’s ‘still so much left to fight for’.

Early evening, take a convivial rest with author Lucy Neal and plant activist Mark Watson. Reflect on imagining the impossible and re-think future Recipes for Action. Hear about the recently launched hand book Playing for Time-Making Art As If the World Mattered, whilst rewilding your senses with a reviving, refreshing tea made from locally gathered plants, flowers and herbs in a large teapot.

Throughout the day you will have the opportunity to cast your vote with Steve Lambert’s Capitalism Works For Me! True/False and engage with The Institute for the Art and Practice of Dissent at Home, who invite families to engage in discussion, readings and fun-filled activities as they build their Family Activist Network (FAN) ahead of COP21.

See the timetable of the day here.

Find out more at and follow #2DegreesFestival @artsadm.

Date and time

6 June 2015

Please note
This is now a past event.


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