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Weatherfronts – Climate Change and the stories we tell

Past Event

TippingPoint and Free Word are delighted to announce a
2-day event bringing together writers and climate change experts to explore one of the most politically relevant and urgent issues of our time.

Working with Writing Development Agencies and supported by Arts Council England, this event offers unique opportunities to:

  • explore the complexities of our changing climate and
    the implications for social justice, the natural environment
    and how we live;
  • spark ideas, contacts and collaborations from creative
    encounters and conversations;
  • gain access to new commissions

I will continue my work writing about climate change with a renewed hope and enthusiasm, and with a more definite grasp of the current political context.” – Weatherfronts 2014 participant

Working with Durham University and the Writing Development Agencies in all regions of the UK, this project will generate new commissions of original writing and artistic-scientific connections to stimulate further collaborations and new opportunities for public engagement with creative works.

The 2-day event will give writers in-depth experience of climate issues: through presentations; discussions with leading scientific, political and cultural experts from a range of universities; creative activities and conversations; and through sharing personal encounters with the topics.

It has made me feel as if I’m not just working in isolation but as part of something wider. I’ve benefited enormously from the contacts I’ve made. The cross-pollination of ideas has had a great effect on my writing.” – Weatherfronts 2014 participant

Read our announcement about this exciting event here. A programme with additional details about this event, including times, will be available soon.

To register your interest in Weatherfronts and receive further information, please email us.
We will be in touch by mid February.

TippingPoint is network-based organisation aiming to be a year round ‘connector’ of the arts and climate science worlds. At the heart of our work is an international programme of two-day gatherings where artists and scientists participate in an informal but intense series of meetings and exercises to provoke and engender collaborative thinking and creative work. We also offer points of engagement through one off events, conferences and public debates.

Free Word is an international centre for literature, literacy and free expression. Through our artistic programmes and public events we promote and protect the written and spoken word, and provide a space for collaboration, exploration and dissent. Our work on climate change through the programme Living Dangerously sets out to harness the transformative power of literature to explore how, as global citizens, and in the context of environmental degradation, we might live our lives differently.

Free Word would like to thank the Ashden Trust for their support towards our Living Dangerously: Stories of Climate Change programme.


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