Edinburgh Green Tease with Sarah Hopfinger

5th June 2014

Children and artists both do something very well indeed: inventing exciting worlds to live and play in. At a time …

Children and artists both do something very well indeed: inventing exciting worlds to live and play in. At a time when our own world is in environmental and economic crisis, how can we use that imaginative power to make things new?

If you haven’t already heard, Green Tease is coming to Edinburgh this June for a special event in collaboration with Imaginate and Festivals Edinburgh.

Following on from a workshop we ran with Imaginate a while back with children’s theatre makers exploring what a sustainable children’s theatre network might look like in 50 years we wanted to get the ball rolling again.

We hope you can join us at Summerhall on June 18th, 5 – 7pm for this first Edinburgh Green Tease. We’ll be joined by Sarah Hopfinger, artist and children’s theatre-maker, in a discussion of how we can transform the children’s theatre sector and the art we make, and transform folk’s lives in doing so. Sarah’s practice explores the interconnections between people and wider ecology, and we’ll be thinking about the connections between children’s theatre, the wider arts sector, the city, and the world.

Green Teas(e) brings together the artistic and sustainability worlds of Edinburgh to spark new connections and join up projects and activities which share a common desire to make the city a more environmentally, socially and economically sustainable place to live. At each event invited speakers start us off with short presentations/provocations to lead us on to a wider discussion. We really want to hear your views and hope you can join us and contribute to the event.

Image: Sarah Hopfinger: www.sarahhopfinger.org.uk

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