Eden Court Theatre performances at Inverness Botanic Gardens to raise awareness of the earth's climate emergency
The world's climate emergency will be depicted in dance, theatre and song by performance groups at a special Eden Court Theatre show at Inverness Botanic Gardens.
Not In My Back Garden is a promenade performance by participants of Eden Court engagement’s studio programme, in collaboration with the Botanic Gardens.
It is aimed at raising awareness of the climate emergency and COP28, which will bring world leaders together in the United Arab Emirates from November 30 to December 12.
Views, yet again, as a critical moment for global transformative climate action, the audience at Saturday’s show, from 2pm to 5pm, will be encouraged to think about their hopes and fears for our planet.
Participants have created short pieces of dance, theatre and song as an emotional response to the climate emergency.
The audience are invited to walk around the gardens and discover the performers in various locations.
In addition, local environmental groups will be sharing information and ideas on how to get involved.
Louise Marshall, one of Eden Court’s producers, said: “The climate emergency is real and urgent and it’s important to keep it present in people’s minds.
“We hope to get audience members thinking about their own hopes and fears, anxieties and actions in relation to the climate emergency.
“At the same time, however, we want people to feel inspired. The performance is an emotional response focusing on our own experiences and what matters to us most during these uncertain times of climate change.”
Ewan Mackintosh, High Life Highland’s facilities manager of Inverness Botanic Gardens, added: “Extremes in climate are becoming common place and extinction rates of plant and animal species are increasing.
“Botanical Gardens play a vital role in cataloguing and preserving plant species and helping people understand their importance.”
Performances will be repeated throughout the afternoon to ensure that attendees will not miss out as they drift around the Botanic Gardens at their own pace.
More information on Cop28 is available at: https://www.cop28.com/
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