Dr Rupert Read on ‘Facing Up to Climate Reality: Do We Have the Will? in Bedford, Saturday September 15th, 2pm

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.

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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

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