Mark Edwards, The Hard Rain Project
15 Oct 2015
6 - 8:30pm
Leeds University Union
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Launch Party and celebration of the Whole Earth exhibition at Leeds University Union. Special performances from guest speakers, Mark Edwards, Cape Farewell climate poet-in-residence Zia Ahmed and food from The Real Junk Food Project.
To celebrate the launch of Whole Earth? Cape Farewell and Leeds University Union invite you to join us for an evening of spoken word, visual art and food from The Real Junk Food Project. With performances from Climate Poet in Residence Zia Ahmed and contributions from local artists in Leeds, the evening will challenge the narratives of climate change and celebrate the arts as a tool for social and climate justice. Join us from 6pm for drinks, performances and delicious food.
WHOLE EARTH? is the follow up exhibition from The Hard Rain Project. Whole Earth? is based on the premise that the future belongs to today’s young people and that students and universities everywhere can play a major role in making society more sustainable. The exhibition provides the kind of evidence students need to join the debate about their future – it is an invitation to students and their tutors to articulate the kind of world they want to live in and through Students Organising for Sustainability (SOS) by bringing them together to show political and business leaders support to take the difficult long-term decisions that underpin security for all. WHOLE EARTH? will launch simultaneously in September 2015 at universities in the UK, Scandinavia, and Australia and the exhibition will travel to Africa and Asia in Spring 2016