Today we announce Shifting Tides, a new digital festival exploring the intersection between art and the climate crisis.
Aimed at and created with 14 – 25 year olds, the festival will take over the Almeida’s digital platforms from Thursday 16 – Saturday 18 July, and features a brand new audio drama, world premiere film screenings, panel discussions with artists and creatives, and online exhibitions.
At the centre of the festival is the world premiere of Ben Weatherill’s new audio drama As Waters Rise, performed by members of the Almeida Young Company.
All events are free to attend, but registering attendance in advance is essential.
The full festival programme includes:
Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold said, “Although it has been suggested that the current pandemic may be having some positive environmental impacts, it’s vital the virus and its aftermath does not divert attention from the continuing climate emergency. Shifting Tides will further awareness and understanding and demonstrate the crucial role the arts can play in tackling this climate crisis. It will also shine a light on our extraordinary Participation department. During lockdown, while much of the organisation has lain dormant, our Participation team has been as busy as ever and this festival will provide further proof of the incredibly important work they do with young people and our local community.”