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Creative Matters: Climate Stories

Explore the most pressing issue of our time and our collective future. Creative Matters: Climate Stories harnesses the power of creativity and storytelling to present different perspectives on the climate crisis from a wide range of voices.

Bringing together creatives, thinkers, activists and industry experts, this year-long programme of activities, events and performances tells the stories that need to be heard.

Creative Matters offers a safe space for you to learn, be challenged, and negotiate new thoughts around the climate crisis. Our aim is to promote positive dialogue to help you to build your own path – welcoming the people at the forefront the climate emergency, the storytellers driving change, and anyone interested in finding out more.

Workshops, performances and events will be announced throughout the year.

Our partners

Norwich Theatre is not the subject expert in the issues we explore as part of Creative Matters, and so we are working with partners to co-design, co-create and co-curate the season. They range from individual creatives and activists to organisations such as Friends of the Earth, The Norwich Climate Commission, and the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research.

“Climate Stories brings soul and emotion and feeling to all the scientific numbers. It makes space for all the conversations that need to happen about today and tomorrow, to help with the void that can transform climate anxiety and despair into positive outcomes.”

Asher Minns, Executive Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research 

Share your story

This is your chance to take to the stage. Anyone can be an activist and activism takes many forms – it’s not all arrests and soup. It can be community building, gardening, or sharing poetry and creative writing. What matters is you care. So what stories would you tell?

If you would like to share your work at one of our up-coming Climate Stories Open Mic nights, we would love to hear from you.

Email: takepart@norwichtheatre.org

What is Creative Matters?

Creativity enables artists and audiences to imagine beyond the limitations of their own worlds, bringing voices together and revealing new paths forward. Creative Matters is a season of work focusing on important issues which affect people of all ages and backgrounds. Each Creative Matters season features a mix of performance, film, exhibitions, workshops and events, which aim to stimulate discussion and make connections through creativity. Since starting the project back in 2017, we have explored different themes in the following seasons:

Loss and Grief, 2021 & 2022 | Finding Refuge and Sanctuary, Oct 19 | Living with Homelessness, Feb 19 | Black British Identity, Oct 18 | Caring for Dementia, May 18 | Men’s Mental Health, Jan 18  | Gender and Sexual Identity, Sep 17

Norfolk Arts Award

We were honoured to be awarded the Diversity Award at Norfolk Arts Awards. This was given to us in recognition of the work we have been doing for our Creative Matters seasons. Each Creative Matters season features a mix of performance, film, exhibitions, workshops and events, which aim to stimulate discussion and make connections through creativity.

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