Royal Court Theatre Joins UK Arts Climate Protest 'Letters to the Earth'

Published on Thu 21 Mar 2019

Letters to the Earth is a nationwide UK Arts Climate Protest – a response to the climate and ecological emergency backed by the Royal Court, Shakespeare’s Globe & National Theatre Wales.

The British public is invited to write letters that will be presented as part of a ‘day of joint action’ on Friday 12 April 2019 in theatres, arts venues and community spaces nationwide.

Supported by award-winning poet Kate Tempest, Bafta-winner Michaela Coel and playwright Simon Stephens organisers say;

“This could be a letter to or from the Earth, future or past generations, those who hold positions of power and influence, other species. The idea is open to interpretation: it can come from a personal place, be dramatic in form, be a call to action. The invitation is open to all – to think beyond the human narrative and bear witness to the scale and horror of this crisis. This is an opportunity to ask how this existential threat affects the way we wish to live our lives and the action we take.”

The Letters will also be made available rights free for anyone to download and present anywhere in the world from 15 – 28 April 2019, coinciding with the global movements Extinction Rebellion’s International Rebellion, School Strike For Climate, and Earth Day.

Submissions should be sent to [email protected] by midnight Friday 29th March with the subject line ‘Letter’.

For the full press release read here.