Culture Declares Emergency South West has taken the positive decision to delay our November Assembly, until next year.

This postponement is due to the timely offer of a two-part pilot workshop, facilitated by leading artists and climate justice activists, Zena Edwards and Serayna Solanki, and will support the growth of resilient and meaningful connections across our region.

  • The workshop entitled, Being Seeing Knowing, is an immersion into ideas of decoloniality and climate justice, via memory, art, eco-activism and personal journeying.  This training will be undertaken by artists and practitioners who are developing a network for Culture Declares Emergency in the South West, prior to planning an Assembly for 2021.
  • As part of this important training we will be considering how colonialism, empire and racism have shaped the environmental movement and the world of arts and culture, and how we might address our current lack of diversity, for a stronger future together.
  • By allowing time for this training, we are stating our intent to build a truly collaborative and accessible creative community of artists and organisations declaring a Climate and Ecological Emergency. We believe in the crucial role we can play in this time of Emergency, using our combined and creative voice to tell the truth, take action and seek justice.

Zena Edwards is a poet, writer, performer and advocate for climate justice; Serayna Solanki is a regenerative systems change designer, poet and artist. Both are founder members of Culture Declares Emergency.  Find out more at  &

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