We are very excited to announce that the dates for the Metanoia Climate Festival have now been confirmed. The festival will run from Friday 1 to Sunday 3 October 2021 and will be hosted by St Wulfram’s Church.
The star attraction of the festival will be the stunning art work Gaia by renowned artist Luke Jerram. "Measuring seven metres in diameter and created from 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the Earth’s surface the artwork provides the opportunity to see our planet, floating in three dimensions.
The installation aims to create a sense of the Overview Effect, which was first described by author Frank White in 1987. Common features of the experience for astronauts are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment."
There will engaging and educational exhibits, music, a market place, a repair workshop and practical ideas and guidance both for those wanting to make changes in their own lifestyles, and those campaigning for changes in public policy. The festival will be both celebratory and challenging, rejoicing in the rich diversity of life on our planet and provoking better care of it.
Prior to the Festival we will be launching a series of educational resources to tie in with the UN Climate Change Conference COP26.
We are working on a website and social media for the festival, and will post links when available.