Hope for the Countryside

Hope for the Countryside

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Glaziers Hall

9 Montague Close



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A hybrid event full of hope for the future of the countryside including a craftivism workshop and inspiring talk from Safia Minney

About this event

On Tuesday 14 September 2021 join us for a fun and creative evening full of hope for the countryside in the face of the climate crisis. This is a hybrid event, so you can either join us in person at the prestigious Glaziers Hall next to Southwark Cathedral on London’s South Bank, or take part in the comfort of your own home through a live-stream. Please make sure to select the correct option when booking your ticket(s).

During the evening we will discuss the promising nature-based climate solutions that the countryside offers, hear about how to build relationships to create change, and invite you to join in with our hedgerow campaign through a gentle form of activism.

The evening's programme:

  • Emma Bridgewater CBE, pottery designer and president of CPRE will open proceedings explaining why we should have hope for our beautiful countryside
  • A craftivism (activism + craft) workshop run by Sarah Corbett, founder of the Craftivist Collective. Sarah will explain how craftivism can have such a positive and empowering impact on us as individuals and on our campaigning. You will create a craft using ethical resources to help CPRE's campaign to persuade the government to commit to extending our country's hedgerow network by 40% by 2050, and have any chance of stopping climate change and reversing the loss of nature
  • Emma Marrington, who leads CPRE’s work on landscape enhancement, will explain why the humble hedgerow is an important part of the solution to combat the climate emergency and nature's decline, and why the government should adopt a target to plant and restore at least 40% more by 2050
  • Crispin Truman OBE, CPRE's chief executive, will explore other ways the countryside can tackle the climate emergency, providing many of the solutions to addressing climate breakdown
  • Safia Minney MBE, social entrepreneur, founder of People Tree and newly appointed Trustee of CPRE, will draw on her extensive experience to talk about how to build strong relationships to make change happen.

Details for attending in-person at Glazier's Hall, London Bridge:


  • You will be welcomed with a drinks reception and light bites

Cost to attend per person £20 (£15 member of CPRE use promo code MEMBER)

Details for attending online:


  • Your craft pack for the workshop will be posted to you prior to the event, so that you can follow along at home

Cost to attend per person £15 (£10 member of CPRE use promo code MEMBER)