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The Evening Offer: A virtual creative space for the CDE Community

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The Evening Offer, 19.30-21.00

Note there is a separate page for booking the daytime Offer

Wednesday May 20th

The Evening Offer 19.30-21.00

Rebel Writers: The People of the River Rise - Chaired by Novelist Toby Litt

‘We stand united against the threat of floods. In the next 80 years, large parts of London could be underwater due to increased rainfall and rising sea levels. Before that, regular floods - like those wreaking destruction in other parts of the country - are likely to become the 'new normal' for many Londoners.’

Originally planned as a performance outside Tate Modern but cancelled due to Covid19 Lockdown, The People of the River Rise, curated by Writer’s Rebel bring together specialist authors on the impact and ravages of flooding for an evening of readings on Zoom.

Readers include: Jeff Goodell, (The Water Will Come and Rolling Stone), Clare Morrall (When the Floods Came), Edward Platt, (The Great Flood), Monique Roffey (Archipelago), and Chloe Aridjis, a London-based Mexican writer and novelist, who will read a river poem from her father, Homero Aridjis, a reknowned Mexican poet and environmental activist.

Wednesday May 27th

The Evening Offer 19.30-21.00

with pianist Sarah Nicolls

This event is a chance to watch and listen to some of Sarah’s piano and text work and talk generally about making artistic pieces about the climate and ecological emergency, engaging a variety of audiences and how the current crisis might shape future making and sharing.

Sarah Nicolls is a leading UK pianist, composer and inventor of the ‘Inside-Out Piano’, a re-shaped grand piano designed so that Sarah can play using the strings as well as the keys to make other-worldly sounds. In 2018, Sarah began composing ’12 Years’, a one-hour recital-story about climate change in which she uses spoken headlines, real interviews and speeches mixed with fictional phone calls between family members who urge each other to worry less or do more. Sarah has also been working with cellist Maja Bugge on a stand-up/concert/audience interaction piece and Maja will join in the conversation.

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The Offer and The Evening Offer are a response to the context of Coronavirus and the devastating impact it has had on our society, and not least on the creative and cultural community. It is a space for anyone involved in or interested in a cultural response to the climate and ecological emergency to gather, to question, to share, and to support each other.

They will be happening every Wednesday, initially through April. The Offer at 11am for conversation-based sessions and The Evening Offer at 7.30pm for creative and regenerative sessions. If anyone is interested in making an offer and leading a session please do get in touch at or via our social media.

Art, Ecology, Emergency: Sustaining PracticeWednesday 17 June 2020, 11.00-12.30 and 19.30-21.00

This two-part event will explore the intersections of artistic practice and ecology, bringing together artists, producers and academics to share their experiences and their research.Organised by Eden Project Ltd and the Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter

The Evening Offer, 19.30-21.00

This event will focus on artists’ practice and modes of engaging with ecological research. Questions explored will include: How can contemporary art practice open up social, ecological and geological perspectives on landscape and place? As artists making work in rural Cornwall, how do local geographies and communities inform and sustain your personal artistic practice? Can art play a role in helping us reflect on our individual relationships and responsibilities to nature?

Host: Misha Curson: Senior Curator at the Eden Project Ltd and Eden Project International Ltd


Bram Thomas Arnold: artist, pedestrian, writer; Arts and Culture University of Exeter Creative Fellow 2019

Sara Bowler: Artist and co-founder of the Goonhilly Village Green Project

Please note that all speakers and both hosts will be present and participating in both sessions. You are welcome to attend either or both parts, but must book separately for each.

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