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2 Degrees Festival 2017

Photo by Leonie Gasson

Artsadmin’s biennial festival of art and climate change returns for the fifth time this Summer from 9-18 June, 2017.

2 Degrees Festival gives us the urgent reminder that what we do individually and collectively today, will have a global impact on tomorrow.

Situated at the crossroads between the East End and the City, Toynbee Studios is the festival’s hub, with a programme of performance, discussion and public installations popping up across East London. 2 Degrees Festival invites you to inspect the microscopic fabric of our city in one moment and to zoom out and look from above the next. It asks ‘What voices are we missing by shouting instead of listening?’

The artists and companies presenting work at 2 Degrees Festival include A to Z Unit, Bernadette Russell, Disobedient, Andy Field, Ant Hampton, Jo Hellier, Andrew Simms and Sarah Woods. 

What can you expect?

Embark on a field trip to harvest, map and transform found micro-organisms from the city. Listen to a panel of children relay extraordinary facts – some shocking, some just plain funny. Bring a strong bag, take away as much anthracite coal as you want, bury it. 

For the latest information, please follow #2DegreesFestival on Twitter and sign-up to our mailing list.

2 Degrees Festival is delivered by Artsadmin and supported by Arts Council England, TippingPoint Sculpt the Future and the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union as part of Imagine 2020 (2.0) and Create to Connect. We’d also like to thank all of the individuals who have generously donated to this year’s festival, the dedicated runners who ran the Hackney Half Marathon to raise funds for our schools projects, and our local partner As Nature Intended.

Date Title Venue City
18 June 2017 Jo Hellier: Festival of Ancients Allen Gardens London
17 June 2017 Disobedient & Forma Arts: Climate Symphony Performance Toynbee Studios
17 June 2017 Disobedient & Forma Arts: Climate Symphony Lab Toynbee Studios
16–17 June 2017 Andy Field: Lookout Secret location to be announced after booking (within walking distance of both Aldgate and Liverpool Street stations). London
16 June 2017 David Finnigan: Kill Climate Deniers Toynbee Studios
15 June 2017 Skin Deep: POC Resistance - Stories of Climate Justice Toynbee Studios
14 June 2017 Culture & Climate Change: Future Scenarios Toynbee Studios
13 June 2017 Futurenauts: Power, Death and Money Toynbee Studios
10 June 2017 Jo Hellier: Festival of Ancients making session Toynbee Studios
10–18 June 2017 Daniel Gosling: Carbon Capture Old Truman Brewery London
10 June 2017 Ant Hampton: CRAZY BUT TRUE Toynbee Studios
10 June 2017 Zoë Svendsen: Future Economies - A Café Conversation Toynbee Studios
10 June 2017 A to Z Unit and Blanch & Shock: micro-food bar Toynbee Studios
10 June 2017 Bernadette Russell & Rob Kennedy: Sign of the Times Toynbee Studios
10 June 2017 Tomorrow Now Various locations within walking distance from Toynbee Studios. London
9 June 2017 Sarah Woods & Andrew Simms: Neoliberalism - The Break-up tour Toynbee Studios
9–18 June 2017 2 Degrees Festival 2017 Various locations across East London London
8–11 June 2017 A to Z Unit: micro micro Toynbee Studios
Photo by Leonie Gasson