Overview

Timed to coincide with COP26, Cape Farewell & Lighthouse’s climate / arts festival features thought-provoking and engaging new artworks, film, spoken word, music, poetry and debate, Illuminating the current science and thinking around the climate emergency. 

While the politicians gather at COP26, wAteR-climaTe Festival shines a light on the climate challenge case in the South West. Join us to experience an inspiring and provocative new programme of visual art, film, spoken word, music, poetry and debate that will bring current climate science to life with simplicity and directness.  

The centrepiece of the festival is a compelling new gallery exhibition that tells the devastating story of climate change on freshwater habitats in our own backyard. 

The programme continues with live performances that creatively re-imagine the environmental crisis through poetry, music and comedy, a series of internationally acclaimed climate-focused film screenings (with Q&As with the directors), workshops for local writers, and a public arts / science debate with eminent climate scientists and commentators. 

Using creativity to innovate, Cape Farewell engages artists for their ability to evolve and amplify a creative language, communicating on a human scale the urgency of the global climate challenge. Cape Farewell is committed to the notion that artists can engage the public around pressing ecological issues, through creative insight and vision.

“Climate change is no longer the preserve of the Arctic or Amazon: it is here in our own communities, presenting a cultural challenge for which we are all the solution as well as the problem.” David Buckland, Founder and International Director,Cape Farewell.

We know that, while you are considering booking tickets for this great show, you will be thinking about what we at Lighthouse are doing to keep you as safe as we can from COVID-19. You can find out all about our COVID-secure measures HERE. We can’t wait to see you soon.