Our City, Our Planet: Emerging Leaders, Manchester

An event for under 30's interested in the power of art and creativity to inspire action on environmental issues.

Our City, Our Planet is an event of two parts. Part One is a morning session detailed here below and Part Two is an afternoon workshop outlined here.

Our City, Our Planet is for creative professionals and artists under 30 interested in finding their voice within the creative sector’s response to environmental challenges.

Event Details

  • Date 1st March 2016
    9:45am — 2:00pm
  • Location Contact Theatre
    Oxford Road
    Manchester
    M15 6JA
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From the global politics of the COP21 climate talks, to human rights and theatre performed on an urban estate, we’ll explore the spectrum of cultural change and activism that’s driving a new public narrative about climate change.

Speakers include Anna Vickerstaff, UK Youth Climate Coalition, Selina Nwulu London's Young Poet Laureate, Jamil Keating Performer and Director. Our Chair for this event is Reece Williams

Together we will delve into what environmental sustainability means to you, and what change might look like. We’ll co-create a vision for a sustainable city, and identify individual, organisational and collective actions we can take to make it real. 

Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

A creative response will be devised throughout the morning and performed at the start of the afternoon session, as a provocation to open discussion about youth leadership on culture and sustainability. Visceral aka Martin Stannage will be our artist in residence for the day.

If you would like to attend the afternoon session too, book separately here.

This event is being held in partnership with Contact Manchester and is funded by support from Arts Council England.

Sustaining Creativity