The Point is to Feel it: A Night of Creative Responses to Climate Change - RSA

The Point is to Feel it: A Night of Creative Responses to Climate Change

Public talks


Great Room Auditorium, The RSA

  • Creativity
  • Climate change
  • Environment

Have reason and logic taken us as far as we can go? What will it take to stir us into a new way of being? Join us for this very special evening, as the country's most talented writers and poets perform unique pieces inspired by the greatest global challenge of our time.

The RSA's report on the seven dimensions of climate change discusses the various causes and ramifications of our collective inertia. Intellectually we 'get it', and yet we still cannot close the yawning gulf between our knowledge and our day-to-day behaviour. In trying to close that chasm between cognition and action, we need a different sort of provocation. We need something to electrify us, move us, spur us on, trip us up.

In the fourth of our series of innovative events on climate change, we are abandoning the logic of reasoned argument, and searching for a more emotional and intuitive way in to the problem. Join us for this one-off assembly of the country's most talented and prolific poets and writers - each of whom will be bringing the full force of their creative power to provoke us into action.

With completely new, original contributions from: Alice Oswald, Ruth Padel, George the Poet, Simon Barraclough, John Agard, Grace Nichols, Tom Chivers and Selina Nwulu and an original audio composition from film and arts composer, Sarah Warne.

This event is part of an RSA and COIN initiative supported by The Climate Change Collaboration. The seven dimensions of climate change project seeks to turn a scientific fact into a social fact by clarifying what it really means to ‘act’ through the complementary and competing perspectives of Science, Behaviour, Technology, Culture, Law, Economy and Democracy.