Letters to the Earth

Part of a nationwide UK Arts Climate Protest

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Fri 12 Apr 2019

Letters to the Earth is a nationwide UK Arts Climate Protest and the event is part of a ‘day of joint action’ in arts venues and community spaces across the world, from Zambia to Canada, from Latvia to New Zealand.

Up to 1000 letters from 7 year olds to great grandparents have been received from across the world, from all walks of life. They constitute the largest creative response to the climate crisis the world has yet seen.

Join us on Friday 12 April for the Royal Court’s free Letters to the Earth event in the Samuel French bookshop at the Royal Court. A selection of letters submitted as a response to the climate and ecological emergency will be read by our Young Agitators. No booking is required.

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, coinciding with the global movements Extinction Rebellion’s International Rebellion, School Strike For Climate and Earth Day.

To read our full declaration, click here

Royal Court Theatre

Samuel French Bookshop at the Royal Court


This event is free and no booking is required.

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