Author Margaret Atwood and poet laureate Simon Armitage join in with free virtual programme, Everything Change, exploring creative approaches to the climate crisis. The event is produced by Swansea University’s Taliesin Arts Centre in partnership with Dhaka Lit Fest and with support from the British Council.
Hosted by the Taliesin Arts Centre, Everything Change, is a free digital event exploring the role storytelling might play in helping to combat the climate crisis. The series of discussions covered during the virtual event will include a vast array of contributors speaking cross-discipline on areas including the sciences, law, public policy, activism and education – as well as speakers from the arts and creative industries – with the aim of generating debate and new, innovative ideas. The eight online events will cover the key topics of money, food, water, energy, justice, story and change.
On Thursday 10th June, Director of the Dhaka Lit Fest and co-programmer of Everything Change, Sadaf Saaz, will open the programme with writer and two-time Booker Prize winner Margaret Atwood.
Sadaf said: “We are very excited about the rich interdisciplinary nature of the panels, which will explore how we can tackle the enormous challenges ahead. Creative artists and writers will be at the intersection of these conversations, exploring and envisaging alternate ways of how we see the world and our place in it.”
Professor Paul Boyle, Vice-Chancellor of Swansea University, said: “The impressive list of contributors, drawn from diverse fields and countries across the world, reflects our University’s belief that the climate emergency is a shared responsibility that transcends academic disciplines and national borders, and in which we all have a part to play. We are very grateful to the British Council for their support and are proud to be representing Wales on the global climate action stage.”
Everything Change is a free, ticketed virtual event and includes live English captioning. You can find free tickets and more information here.