Climate Home & Festival of Action and Resistance

Published: 24 June 2022
Reporter: Vera Liber

Climate Home Credit: Nathaniel De Telemaque

Lewisham young people will take the lead on creating Climate Home Festival of Action and Resistance, six weeks of creative workshops, performances, adventure play, get-togethers, art, music, talks and more.

The Deptford pop-up venue Climate Home will be a new low-carbon creative space in South London, designed, built and led by young people of Lewisham which will house the Festival of Action and Resistance with events running 11 July–20 August. Tickets to all events, activities and workshops are free.

During early summer evenings, a crew of young people will build the stage of Climate Home, with primary school pupils to help during the festival.

Events include a new theatre piece by Sounds Like Chaos, directed by the company’s alumni and young associates Ndabane Makukula and Faruq Adigun, a performance by Lewisham Youth Theatre, Standards—a climate education standards special for teachers and student, with performances by local young people and community-led conversations.

Other highlights include a party curated by Heart n Soul with bands, DJs and dancing, a climate-themed devising project for schoolchildren, a fashion show with a catwalk open call for everyone to show their DIY fashion creations and talks with climate activists.