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The Weather Diaries Screening followed by a Climate Café with Mind

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“A poetic, evocative and confronting reflection on the psychological stresses of climate change on everyday lives.” – Jason Di Rosso, The Screen Show: ABC Radio National

“If Princess Mononoke is a guiding force for Jones, Jones herself becomes such a force for her mother’s beautifully bleak documentary …” – Jenny Valentish, The Guardian

The Weather Diaries is an intimate chronicle of two simultaneous histories: on the one hand the darkly cataclysmic impacts of climate change and the extinction crisis on the forest ecosystems around Sydney, and on the other, the development of the filmmaker’s daughter, Imogen Jones, from child to adult.

The Weather Diaries reaches its climax in 2020, as temperatures soar, bushfires rage, and flying fox pups die in record numbers. Drayton ruminates on our failure to value these essential pollinators and the forests they sustain, and reflects on the implications for her daughter Imogen, a girl long inspired by Studio Ghibli’s Princess Mononoke, who is emerging from the classical confines of the Conservatorium High School to embark on a career as an electronic pop artist.

This screening will be followed by a Climate Café, hosted by our partners, Norfolk and Waveney Mind

Are you worried about the climate crisis? A climate café is a safe, non-judgemental and action-free space to explore often difficult feelings around the climate emergency, over tea. Sharing our concerns with others is vital for taking care of ourselves and feeling connected, and it can enable new resolve, inspiration and Active Hope to emerge.

This climate café is offered by the sUStain eco-anxiety project at Norfolk and Waveney Mind

This activity is part of Mind, Body, Earth, a programme that seeks to provide empathetic spaces where anxieties about our climate and the future can be safely expressed and explored, developed in partnership with Norfolk and Waveney Mind. Norfolk and Waveney Mind is a leading local Mental Health provider and we believe nobody should face poor mental health alone. We are here for you at any stage of your wellbeing journey. Please get in touch with us to find out more


Important information

Running time: Approximately 2.5 hours

Age recommendation: Parental Guidance

Ticket prices:
Free of charge

Workshop time:

This workshop with take place in Stage Two, Studio 1.

Additional information:

Film running time: 91 minutes. The screening will be followed with a Climate Café, run by Norfolk and Waveney Mind. Please note, this film contains distressing scenes regarding the climate emergency.


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Stage Two

Eat & Drink

Fresh, seasonal, and locally sourced produce. Enjoy the best in food and drink  at our restaurant Prelude or a quick delicious bite before the show.

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