Voices from the Future: Conversations in Context

Conversations in Context are a series of open access talks, led by Green Arcola. Part of the Voices from the Future project, these talks provide access for our young playwrights to scientists, thinkers and opinion leaders in the fields of sustainability and climate change, and are also open to the public. We aim for these talks to both provide the stimulus and new thoughts for our young playwrights to use as inspiration, but also provide a opportunity for wider conversation.


Tuesday 5 November, 6-7pm: Dr Nicholas Watts FRSA. Trustee and Education Adviser, Commonwealth Human Ecology Council. Senior Research Associate, Environmental Policy Research Centre (FFU), Free University Berlin (FUB). Principal, Global SLC

Dr Watts is currently researching the impact of climate change on oceans and associated communities. He works in research and advocacy at multiple levels of governance across the policy fields of energy, oceans and fisheries, human settlements and education for sustainable development.

Wednesday 6 November, 5.30-6.30pm: Catherine Brahic, Environment & Life Sciences Editor – New Scientist.

Catherine is interested in discussions about effective ways of communicating climate change; the interplay between communicating and campaigning.

Thursday 7 November, 5.30-6.30pm: Lucy Neal.

Lucy Neal is a theatre-maker interested in how celebratory events act as a catalyst for change. Co-founding Director of the London International Festival of Theatre,  her work looks at how the arts inspire new ways of living with the ecological limits of a finite planet. Active in the Transition Town movement (www.transitiontowntooting.blogspot.com) since 2008, she is writing ‘Playing For Time’ about transitional arts practice and acts of creative community.   Co-author of MMM’s Sustainable Ability (www.sustainableability.com),  she is Happiness Associate on the Happy Museum Project, (www.happymuseumproject.org) and co-founder of The Case For Optimism (www.Caseforoptimism.co.uk).  She is co-author of The Turning World – stories from the London International Festival of Theatre (Gulbenkian) and was awarded an OBE in 2005 for services to drama.

All events are free to attend and held in Arcola Theatre.

Online flyer – http://resources.arcolaenergy.com/documents/greensundays/voxfutconv.pdf