Climate Change Network webinar

Friday 15th July 2022

Online from 10am to 11.30am

In association with Making Music

As part of Making Music's Climate Change Network, we're delighted to be involved in their next free webinar, when there will be contributions from speakers focusing in more detail on how music groups can implement sustainable policies, and the process of commissioning new music on the theme of climate change.

About our speakers

Jamie Saye is founder of SAIL (Sustainable Arts in Leeds), a Leeds-based consortium of organisations and companies from the cultural and creative sectors. Its mission is to act with a collective strength to enable positive change, reduce impact on the planet, ensure the sector meets the net zero ambitions of Leeds, raise awareness and promote action to tackle the global climate crisis. Jamie will talk about his insight and experience working with consortium companies like Opera North to create change and implement sustainable policies. How can we adapt these for our own, smaller organisations?

Tom Newall is conductor of Our Future in Your Hands, a specially commissioned oratorio that will be performed at Buxton International Festival this month. Tom will talk about his experience of the commissioning, rehearsal and performance of the work, which is composed by Kate Whitley and written by Laura Attridge. Over the last twenty years the global scientific community has been raising the alarm about climate change. Government action has been stuck in red tape and endless debate. The process of change has stalled. This inaction was too much for young people who have decided to go on a strike to protest the lack of action in the face of climate change. Our Future In Your Hands uses the oratorio to give voice to the hopes and fears of the young people who will one day inherit our world.

There will be plenty of opportunity to debate and ask questions, and share tips and ideas on what contribution music can make towards solving the issues associated with climate change. Any new suggestions and repertoire will be added to the resource on Making Music's website where the event recording will also be published.

Who this event is for:

All leisure-time music makers with an interest in the climate change emergency are welcome to attend, and there will be an opportunity to ask questions.

Cost: FREE for members and non-members

The webinar will be hosted on Zoom and the link sent out by Making Music by email, one hour before the event is due to start.

Places are limited, so reserve your now by clicking here.

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