This week Sir David Attenborough warned UN climate change policy makers that our civilisation faces collapse and much of the natural world faces extinction unless we take drastic action now to stop dangerous climate change. His speech ominously sets the stage for the University of Salford’s participative theatre event Planet Parliament Now!
The story: Planet Parliament meets in emergency sitting as Brazil’s Amazon rainforest burns out of control and threatens global disaster. The Parliament hears first hand accounts from victims of the fires and interrogates environmental scientists on impacts and global consequences of the disaster. Activists observing proceedings mount on the pressure. Journalists report live but spin their stories. One of the victims suffers a fatal collapse whilst giving evidence. Planet Parliament broadcasts an appeal to the world for drastic action.
Through taking part in our participative theatre you get your chance to learn about global environmental issues and science from the perspective of different stakeholders and have a say how to take action to stop disaster.
You will also have the unique opportunity to learn public speaking, theatre and film-making skills working with University of Salford students in the arts and sciences. If you attend a sixth form or further education college in the Greater Manchester area, are are aged 16-18 and want to participate you can sign up on Eventbrite.
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