Manchester Science Festival 2017 kicked off in spectacular fashion this Thursday and Richard Evans' ethereal visual and musical performance 'Sentinel' at the Waterside Arts Centre in Sale was among many events on offer. Evans' composition of drum beats, synths, and samples alongside the live mezzo-soprano of Olympia Hetherington was complimented by graphics and representations of big data by Valentina D'Efilippo to create a truly immersive experience centring on humanity's relationship with climate change.
The Greater Manchester Big Clean Switch is being launched by Greater Manchester Combined Authority and supported by organisations from across the city, from football clubs to universities.
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Manchester Museum was this week the recipient of the first Sunx Climate smART Award for their Climate Control exhibition which ran from May to September 2016. The award winners were announced at a ceremony in Trafalgar Square at the Trafalgar St James Hotel as part of the Leading Culture Destinations Awards, dubbed the ‘Oscars for museums’.
Hulme Youth Climate Initiative has been working with Youth Leaders and groups in a variety of creative ways throughout the area tackling a number of sustainable issues. Each Youth Leader has created their own project as part of the campaign to educate and engage others on issues of climate change and how they may impact residents’ lives. There have been gardening projects, biodiversity workshops, drama classes and air quality monitoring.
Using food that would otherwise go to waste can be good not only for the environment but for your stomach. Read about the zero waste pay-as-you feel dining experience arriving in Manchester thanks to the Real Junk Food Project’s restaurant open now on Oxford Street.
Engaging audiences with the topic of climate change in a creative way is crucial to inspire a true change in people’s values and behaviours. This is why climate change-related programming is a significant part of the activity of the Manchester Arts Sustainability Team (MAST).