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Talking Climate Change – Stirling Climate Festival programme and Turning Points at Pecha Kucha

With COP26 fast approaching, it’s great to see many people in our local community step up to spread awareness around climate change in a number of unique and creative ways. On the 27th October, we’ll be collaborating with CodeBase Stirling for our latest Pecha Kucha centred around the theme of ‘Turning Points’, which we chose for its timely nature.

The world is currently facing several turning points in its history e.g. climate change, the pandemic, etc. We will be exploring other key turning points from history, politics, business stories and personal lives. Speakers will reveal the key turning points that changed the course of a particular narrative, from global perspectives to deeply personal stories.

From the 15th of October, we’ll also be part of Stirling Climate Festival’s art trail as their ‘Climate/Protest Art’ Exhibition will be popping up at the front of Made in Stirling store.

This art trail is part of a much bigger programme that the student team at the University have put together for their first year – running from the 11th to the 17th of October, the festival will comprise of talks, workshops, panel discussions, crafts, outdoor activities and music presented by individuals, charitable organisations and university societies all under the climate festival banner.

Discussing the reasons for picking the ‘festival’ framework, the organisation state that “the Climate Emergency is often overlooked in the media by other social and political issues, and when it is represented, it is generally either as a problem which is already being sorted, so don’t worry, or as an insurmountable challenge on a path down which we have gone too far. Neither of these narratives are true or in any way helpful in addressing the issue. The fact is that tackling climate chaos is a great challenge, and a problem which won’t just go away, however this festival will hopefully show and teach that real meaningful change is possible through personal and collective actions, creative expression and pushing for systemic change in systems which uphold climate injustice.”

Make sure to get involved this month with all of their free events and come along to Made in Stirling to check out all of the artwork displayed as part of the Art Trail.

If you’d like to join us on the 27th October for Pecha Kucha, you can book your ticket here.