Letters to the Earth
Friday 12th April, 2019
A nationwide response to the climate emergency
Poltergeist and Staging Change performed a reading of Letters to the Earth at The North Wall Arts Centre, Oxford. Inspired by the school climate strikes and extinction rebellion, Culture Declares Emergency invited people across the UK to write letters to the Earth to be read across the nation's theatres and art venues. Letters to the Earth was backed by Royal Court, Shakespeare’s Globe and National Theatre Wales, and supported by award-winning poet Kate Tempest, Bafta-winner Michaela Coel and playwright Simon Stephens.
A selection of poems was read, sharing thoughts, stories and responses to climate change and environmental issues.
Poltergeist is a North Wall Associate Company. They won the 2019 New Diorama Theatre and Underbelly Untapped Award, which will take them up to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2019, with their show Art Heist. Staging Change is an initiative, leading a network of performers and makers who believe the future of the cultural sector is green. Join the network here.