Gayle Chong Kwan's At the Crossroads
Margret Atwood, Booker-prize winner, headlines the event: her speculative fiction or ‘Cli-Fi’ (The Handmaid’s Tale ) is often concerned with the intersection between gender and the environment. The festival will bring together pioneering women in all kinds of fields to discuss environmental challenges and spark change. Other big names include Caroline Lucas, co-leader of the Green Party and Hakima El Haité, Moroccan Minister for the Environment.
The second day of the festival considers climate change through the arts – the area around King’s Cross will host public performances, installations and film screenings. Environmental issues will be explored through the lens of the air, land and sea. Some of the work has been specially commissioned for the festival: look out for Gayle Chong Kwan’s At the Crossroads, a multi-sensory experience and banquet that explores the environment through food.
Under Her Eye seeks to start crucial conversations and to change the agenda on climate change.
Tickets for the Summit go on sale to British Library members on 1 March, general release is on 8 March. Click here to buy tickets.
More details about the Arts Festival to be released soon.
|What||Under Her Eye: Women and Climate Change Summit and Arts Festival, British Library|
|Where||British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB | MAP|
|Nearest tube||King's Cross St. Pancras (underground)|
01 Jun 18 – 02 Jun 18, Summit on 1 June, Arts Festival on 2 June. Timings for Arts Festival tbc
|Price||£35 – £45|
|Website||Click here for more information and tickets|