Dr Rupert Read, philosopher, teacher, author from the University of East Anglia is coming to the Panacea Museum in Bedford on Saturday September 15th at 2pm to give a talk entitled ‘Facing Up to Climate Reality: Do We Have the Will?’ as part of The Anthropocene: Keep it Green ‘eco fair’. There will also be a talk on palm oil from Greenpeace, Jo Atherton eco artist, Kezzabelle Ambler poet, Aletheia Mashiri on community gardening, stalls on zero waste, art workshops, gardener & journalist Jane Perrone on composting, a plant swap table (bring swaps), sewing repair stall (don’t throw away that which Ana might be able to repair), a Woodland Trust stall and Sustrans with their art spin bike. The event is free and open to all, and children will be most welcome too.
Rupert is a charismatic and engaging speaker, known for his work on the Precautionary Principle and he regularly appears in the media. He is Chair of Greenhouse Thinktank, is a prominent Green Party campaigner and last year stood as a parliamentary candidate in Cambridge. You can read his recent piece in The Guardian from earlier this month, about why he turned down an invite to a BBC debate! https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/aug/02/bbc-climate-change-deniers-balance
And here an open letter which he helped initiate: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/aug/26/climate-change-is-real-we-must-not-offer-credibility-to-those-who-deny-it
Tickets to the afternoon are free but it’s helpful if you register for Rupert’s talk due to limited seating : https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/facing-up-to-climate-reality-do-we-have-the-will-talk-by-rupert-reed-tickets-49532335549
The Panacea Museum event runs from 11am until 5pm. Entry is free.
An art exhibition The Anthropocene: Of Our Own making, runs at the Panacea from September 6th to October 7th. There will be ceramics, glass, painting, sculpture, textiles & digital media on display and some items to purchase, with workshops running at various points throughout. This will be the fourth exhibition by the Precious Earth Art Collective.
Venue: Panacea Museum, 9 Newnham Road, Bedford, MK40 3NX