Two Degrees behind the scenes photos
The Two Degrees team has spent the last year working with a collection of artists and activists from across the UK to support and produce work that imagines, investigates and directly acts upon issues of climate change and the public spending cuts.
Whilst making the work showing in this years festival, these artist/activists have; waded through the Thames looking at invasive species, spent months sharing stories in barbershops, created events to pull isolated workers together, travelled across Europe in search of Utopias and much much more.
We have already been on a massive journey to get to this point and now with just 4 days to go until the launch we can’t wait for you to join us on the home straight.
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More about Two Degrees Festival 2011
1. Ever played bingo, whilst on a bike, accompanied by the sweet sweet sounds of Perez Prado? Nope, neither have we but that’s what Mike and Jen aka House of Hot Breath have been testing out this week getting ready for Legs 11: A Rolling Observational Bingo on Cycle Sunday.
2. After 4 months of scouting locations and negotiating leases The Haircut Before The Party have set up shop. Here artists Richard and Lewis breathe a sigh of relief after successfully rewiring of the shops lighting!
3. Check out Crayfish Bob’s morning haul of crayfish from the Thames, these little guys were brought straight to our artists dinner where they went down a treat, Thanks Bob!
4. Artist Rebecca Beinart and herbalist Melisa Ronaldson create elder balm in preparation for their Potion show taking place on Sat 18th. Check out the recipe here.
5.The Just Do It team are all systems go preparing for the World Premiere of the film at Sheffield Doc Fest: liaising with filmmaker guests, making sure the snazzy new flyers are in all the right places, and arranging press interviews. Phewf – look at them go!
6. Friday night is bike night! The team head down to Critical Mass to spread the word about Cycle Sunday and enjoy a car free ride around town.
7. Around 50 artists came together for the artists dinner. The pot luck is a space where everyone involved in the festival can share ideas and identify shared aims whilst enjoying home made treats before the festival frenzy kicks in.
8. Participants on Rebecca Beinhart’s Champagne and Cyanide workshop investigate the Sambucus nigra aka elderflower as part of their collective learning of plants that occupy the edge between “medicine” and “poison”.
9. Cyclists turn Two Degrees and Tour De Dalston flyers into bike cards down at Critical Mass – now that’s our kind of advertising!
10. The Climate Rush gang have been busily flyering fairs and talking at town halls to get the word out about their Tour De Dalston, the penultimate event at our Cycle Sunday.
11. People from Just Do It and the Two Degrees join UKuncut for a day of direct action across central London.
Sam Trotman is Education Producer at Artsadmin and is part of the Two Degrees Team.