Sunday April 30th
at the Fountain Fine Art Gallery
TippingPoint: Climate Change and the Stories We Tell
We hear many stories about climate change – from scientists, economists and environmentalists. But what can the worlds of fiction, poetry, non-fiction and drama contribute to how we understand and respond to this complex issue?
This event will explore the power of narrative in helping us come to terms with climate change.
Following an event called Weatherfronts – a project made possible by Free Word, TippingPoint and Durham University – five commissioned authors together with a climate scientist will discuss their work based on the belief that humans are wired to respond to stories more than ‘facts’, their hope is to reach new audiences whose engagement with science and politics is limited:
· Justina Hart: a poetry sequence called Doggerland Rising
· Darragh Martin: a children’s story called: Thumbelina Jellyfizz and the Elephant in the Bathroom.
· David Thorpe: a story called The Denaturalised.
Darragh writes extremely funny stories for children and will be reading from one of them that is in the anthology, Justina’s poetry is sensitive, powerful and evocative, and her poems will be about how the North Sea was flooded 3000 years ago, and then there is David Thorpe’s short story which is futuristic and about refugees and politics in a zero carbon Britain. There will be plenty of time for discussion as well.
Dydd Sul, Ebrill 30 am 2 o’r gloch yn Oriel y Ffynnon
Cyflwyniadau ffuglen, barddonol a ffeithiol am newid hinsawdd gan wyddonwyr, beirdd, ac economegwyr. Sut allwn ni dygymod â newid hinsawdd?