What does the future hold, and how can we ensure young people feel empowered to make change? Using comics and popular culture to help visualise the future, this workshop for learners 14 and up will help spell out the options. Items from the Brotherton Special Collections will be used to generate discussion and provide inspiration for a hopeful future. Participants will be invited to draw their own pictures and write their own stories; all will receive a free copy of the new graphic novel A Dream of a Low Carbon Future, which launches in November. Researchers on climate change from the Priestley International Centre for Climate and engineers from the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Bioenergy will be on hand to provide scientific expertise.
This event is part of the Being Human festival - the UK’s only national festival of the humanities. As our festival events are free, not everyone who asks for tickets comes to our events. To make sure we have a full house, we allocate more tickets than there are seats. We do our best to get the numbers right, but unfortunately we occasionally have to disappoint people. Admission is on a first-come-first-served basis, so please arrive in good time for the start of the event.
Pictures might be taken at the event and may be used for future marketing purposes by the University of Leeds, its partners and the Being Human Festival. By attending you give your express consent to that use without compensation or credit. If you do not wish to be included in any photographs and would like your pictures removed, please let the local organiser at the event know.