Over the past months, 7 sessions has brought together an incredible group of individuals, businesses and organisations through a series of speaker led events where they have shared their knowledge and inspired us with a positive approach to take climate action in our daily lives.
Our 7th Session on 26th November will once again bring together inspirational people gathering at the Curtain Hotel in Shoreditch for a day of Love, music and a celebration of Mother Earth.
Proceeds raised on this day will go to “Cool Earth” a non-profit organisation that works alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation and its impact on climate change.
The day will begin with Dame Vivienne Westwood giving a lecture on literature and culture as a part of her IoU series of events. IoU are 'Intellectuals Unite'. An Intellectual is someone who wishes to understand the world and their place in it.
During this talk Vivienne will aim to address the complete picture:
'knowledge gives us our past, present and future.
Knowledge = what defines our species, homo sapiens.
The present world suffers from the isolation of intellectuals, therefore to that extent, everyone is isolated: it is through culture that we link together. The 20th Century abandoned culture and accepted consumption. Consumption feeds austerity.
IoU is open to All – you just have to read a book, that is your roots. We are the people, we are homo sapiens.'
Climate change is real and it’s happening now.
The planet is at risk of catastrophic effects from growing emissions of carbon dioxide that are driving up temperatures threatening all life forms and risking our rich biodiversity.
Keeping rainforests standing is the simplest and most cost effective way to mitigate climate change.
Cool Earth is a non-profit organisation that works alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation and its impact on climate change.
Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter and guitarist Anna Calvi whose accolades include three Mercury Prize nominations, a Brit Award nomination, and a European Border Breakers Award. She has been described as a virtuoso guitarist, as well as for her powerful, wide ranging operatic contralto voice.
Henry Bennett who supervised the music for the event will also DJ.
Henry is a sound artist and DJ affiliated with LDN venues FOLD, The Glove that Fits and Sketch.
Music Declares Emergency is group of artists, music industry professionals and organisations that stand together to declare a climate and ecological emergency believing in the power of music as a way to promote the cultural change needed to create a better future.
Greenpeace is an independent, nonprofit, global campaigning organisation that uses non-violent, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems and their causes.
Greenpeace’s goal is to ensure the ability of Earth to nurture life in all its diversity.
Greenpeace stands for positive change through action to defend the natural world and promote peace.
Truman Dinosaur is the quintessential British five piece reinventing psychedelic pop for a new generation. Evoking the spirit of Syd Barrett and the lost summer of love, Truman have awakened the dream song so we may never sleep again. Keep your eyes peeled for debut 7" 'Does this feel like Heaven' due this December.
Phenomenally intricate, Ruby's sound demonstrates great versatility. Fusing Urban-Jazz with Neo-Soul, Blues and R'n'B, Ruby delivers a fresh, new perspective that captures audiences with soulful vocals and epic instrumentals.
Pleasure Cruiser former Tokyo now London based playfully seams genres together across the electronic music spectrum. He is a Red Bull Music Academy Alumni and releases his music on High Hoops the Utopian Inclusive club night and record label.
London based Russian DJ and producer will close the night with his creative and expressive beats.
The room will be filled with environmental art reminding us all of the beauty and diversity of nature. These works will be curated by the Earth Issue magazine a collective of artists and creative professionals working at the intersection of fine art and environmentalism, will be shown. The collaborators of The Earth Issue aim to highlight a growing interest amongst young artists to awaken society’s complacent consciousness towards our planet; to inspire and harness the power of social change.
Elizabeth Fleur Willis is a London based curator, mixed media artist and earth enthusiast. Collating her experiences as a city soul seeking to build a stronger relationship to the natural world, Elizabeth aims to forge an ever evolving understanding of her local landscapes to create poetry, illustrative works and photography. She has worked as Head of Exhibitions for The Earth Issue since its birth
Elena Cremona is the Founder of the Earth Issue and is also an environmental and landscape photographer whose work has a dreamy and inescapably melancholic feel that is hard not to be mesmerized by
Chiara Zonca seeks remote and isolated places, documenting specific moments in time when changeable light or weather conditions alter her landscape perception. This necessary shift enables her to see past the present and investigate the earth as a timeless, untouched-by-humans, dream-like entity. Colour plays a big role in her creative process and it is an essential tool to convey her emotions
Hubbub, a charity that creates positive environmental campaigns that inspire people to make healthier, greener lifestyle choices will display their innovative, playful and educational installations. Guests will be able to interact with the installations and learn more about how our daily actions can have damaging effects on the environment.
Storm Events providing sound, lighting and staging. Special thanks to Alexander Nikitin.