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New Adelphi

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Are you passionate about the environment? Do you want to explore how university level study can help you make an impact?

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“Planet Parliament Now!” is a day of participative theatre for students aged 16-18 from the Greater Manchester area. Attendees will role play activists, journalists, government officials and indigenous peoples to find a solution to the threat of amazonian forest wildfires.

THE STORYLINE: Planet Parliament meets in emergency sitting as Brazil’s Amazon rainforest burns out of control and threatens global disaster. The Parliament hears first hand accounts from victims of the fires and interrogates environmental scientists on impacts and global consequences of the disaster. Activists observing proceedings mount on the pressure. Journalists report live but spin their stories. One of the victims suffers a fatal collapse whilst giving evidence. Planet Parliament broadcasts an appeal to the world for drastic action.

Featuring workshops produced by staff and students of the University of Salford, spanning theatre, film, video gaming, journalism and conservation degree courses, this event is a collaboration with the green arts organisation Voices for Nature. You can find further information about the content of the day on Planet Parliament's website.

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The event is hosted at the New Adelphi Studio Theatre on the University's Peel Park campus on Wednesday 20th March, 9.30 to 15.00. Please see below for the day's schedule:

  • 10.00-12.30, morning session: participants are assigned role plays and participate in their respective workshops using the University's facilities, including the Studio Theatre, immersion simulation room and Screen Acting room.
  • 12.30-13.00, lunch
  • 13.00-15.00, afternoon session: participants' rehearsal and final performance

Spaces are limited to 6 per school/college (including teacher) but if you do have more learners interested please contact the outreach team at outreach@salford.ac.uk.

Lunch will be provided, and we can arrange transport if 2/3rds of the attendees are from NCOP postcodes.

For Further Information

If you have any queries about this event please contact the University of Salford's Outreach & WP Team on 0161 295 6321 or via outreach@salford.ac.uk.

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United Kingdom

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