Three Minutes to Save The Planet

Thursday, May 2, 2024

One Night. Ten speakers. Three Minutes Each. One Planet to save… 

We’re all well aware of the urgency the climate crisis is placing on humanity. The odds are continuing to narrow (the Domesday Clock is at 90 seconds). We only have to glance in the news, at the extraordinary statistics, the unprecedented weather, the political stalemates; it’s time we got talking seriously about climate change and what solutions exist within our reach. We are, for one night only, going to offer the podium over to ten speakers, with three minutes each to present an idea, a notion, a proposed action, a policy, a something which will help us all to pull clear of the zero-sum game of ecological disaster. 

After we have heard the ideas from ten speakers, the audience will choose three of the speakers to join a panel discussion for more interrogation, and the panel and audience will be challenged to debate the solutions which emerge. 

A final summing up, and we’ll be back out on the street ready for action armed with the best ideas public debate can provide. 

The event will also feature readings/performance from Bernadette McBride, author of Roots: Eco-Journal (2019), writer, director, and creative practitioner of Irish heritage who lives and works in Liverpool.  

 If you would like to be considered for an invitation to present your idea for 3 minutes, get in touch with Festival@writingonthewall.org.uk. 

 

Hosted by Roger Hill, freelance director, performer, arts and education consultant, writer, lecturer and broadcaster, who presented the nation’s longest running alternative music programme, The Popular Music Show, on BBC Radio Merseyside for 40 years.

 

Bernadette McBride is an English writer, director, and creative practitioner of Irish heritage who lives and works in Liverpool. She is the author of Roots: Eco-Journal (2019), her short fiction has appeared across several anthologies, and her short story Sea Monster has been translated into the Irish language for a short film adaptation shot on the Aran islands, Ireland (March 2024) and is now in the post-production process. 

This is a partnership event between WoW and Metal. Metal champions the right for artists, creatives and other curious people to follow hunches, explore dreams and probe problems through creativity to inspire positive change where they live. They are based at Edge Hill Station, the world’s oldest active passenger station in the world. 

Thursday 2nd May 

7pm 

Metal at Edge Hill Station 
Tunnel Road 
Liverpool. L7 6ND 

The nearest train station is of course Edge Hill Station, and you can find us on platforms 1 and 2. 

Further access information: 

The buildings on platforms 1 and 2 have step-free access from the top of Tunnel Road, down the station approach. Step-free access is available for ground floor spaces, including a kitchen and a gender-neutral, disabled toilet. If you have any questions about access, please get in touch. 

Tickets £5 

*These are difficult times. We know some people may struggle to afford full price tickets. If you would like to attend this event but can’t afford to, please contact info@writingonthewall.org.uk. All queries will be treated in confidence.   

If you would like to purchase a gifted ticket for someone who can’t afford it, please buy directly from the event page and we will offer your ticket out.    

Event Details

Date: May 2, 2024
Time: 7:00 pm

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