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Saturday, October 9

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We are living through a period of multiple breaking points – from climate to covid to racism. We know that these crises not only overlap, but share the same cause. The climate crisis already means loss of lives, homes, livelihoods and ecosystems for indigenous communities and the poorest and most marginalised within countries, and across the world. While no one can escape the impacts of the deepening climate crises, those who have done least to cause them will suffer the most unless the countries who have polluted the most offer help and reparations. From coastal villages in Norfolk whose sea-defences are eroding faster than ever, to people living by the Niger Delta rivers blackened by oil spillage.

World leaders and experts will meet this year in Glasgow at the UN global climate talks (COP26) from 31st Oct – 12th Nov. The decisions made at COP26 will shape how governments respond (or not) to the climate crisis. They will decide who is to be sacrificed, who will escape and who will make a profit.

Join us at this benefit gig with wonderful musicians, poets, visual artists and speakers to get informed about the current climate crisis and raise funds for Plymouth to join a Global Day of Action on November 6th, here and in Glasgow.

We’ll also have an Art Raffle with generous donations from our local artists + vegan cakes!

Thanks to all the artists for their solidarity with the climate emergency!

Organised by the Plymouth Hub4COP26, part of the COP26 Coalition – a civil society coalition of groups and individuals mobilising around climate justice during COP26 – including environment and development NGOs, trade unions, grassroots community campaigns, faith groups, youth groups, migrant and racial justice networks: https://cop26coalition.org/about/the-coalition.

You can also pledge your support to the Plymouth Hub by supporting our fundraiser: https://www.gofundme.com/f/plymouth-hub4cop26.

Line up includes:

Andy Quick, Elani Evanelou & Grace Lightman, Rob C, Anairda and the Anarkistas, Tailfin, Down Stage Write, Weapons of Sound, Raise the Roof and more.

Upcoming events

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Hettie Judah, writer and exhibition curator, shares insights from her research for her book, Acts of Creation: On Art and Motherhood which explores the joys, messes, myths and mishaps of parenting through visual culture.
Wednesday, July 24
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Take a deeper lunchtime look into ‘The Time is Always Now: Artists Reframe the Black Figure’.
Saturday, July 27
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Come and immerse yourselves in an exhibition that explores pivotal moments in Plymouth’s past and present relationship with the sea.
Saturday, August 3
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Join Devon Wildlife Trust’s Marine Engagement team for FREE for exciting monthly sea watches at Wembury Point! Explore Devon’s vibrant marine life every first Saturday.

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