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November 19, 2015

Cape Farewell and COAL present ArtCOP21:


‘In response to the tragic recent events in Paris, we – COAL and Cape Farewell – believe spearheading an inspiring, collaborative and creative global culture to mark and amplify COP21 negotiations is more important than ever.’  Read full statement 

On the first day of COP21, Monday 30th November at St Pancras Station, London – ArtCop21 partners with 100% renewable firm Good Energy, to bring a live and loud array of performances calling for major climate action.

EARTH CAN YOU HEAR US? will fill the station’s Grand Terrace with music, poetry and talks, as UK delegates board the trains bound for Paris to participate in the most crucial United Nations summit in history.

Hosted by BBC Radio 1 presenter Gemma Cairney, and starring UN Climate Poet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner and internationally acclaimed beatboxer Shlomo.

Also speaking will be David Buckland, Director of Cape Farewell – the UK organisation behind the ArtCop21 programme – and Juliet Davenport, founder of Good Energy.

EARTH CAN YOU HEAR US? will also feature a very special surprise mid-set celebrating the power of collaboration and community to bring about positive change – so whatever you do, don’t miss out – join the event on Facebook!

With over 400 events in 46 countries – ArtCOP21 is connecting hundreds of thousands of people to the climate challenge through an extensive global programme of major public art installations, exhibitions, concerts, performances, talks, conferences, workshops, family events and film screenings taking place right across Paris and worldwide. Climate is Culture.

Throughout COP21, COAL and Cape Farewell will be holding a daily programme of events at La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, featuring fantastic key speakers such as Jeremy Leggett, Gideon Mendel and Lucy + Jorge Orta, to name just a few.

Only through shared activity and excitement can we make a creative, clean and sustainable future society a reality.


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