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Climate, Culture, Community with Ruth Little and guests

Tuesday 28th February 17.30-20.30

The Pearce Institute, 840-860 Govan Road  Glasgow G51 3UU

From the streets of Govan to the shores of Hebridean islands, communities are facing the challenges of building resilient and resourceful futures in the face of economic uncertainty and climate change. But what can urban and rural communities learn from each other, and what are the unique challenges that each face?

Ruth Little will be sharing her perspectives on these and other issues. A teacher, writer, former academic and literary manager of the Royal Court Theatre, Ruth travelled on a sailing boat across 19 Hebridean islands with Cape Farewell, a project set up 10 years ago to bring artists and scientists together to develop a cultural response to climate change– connecting with their communities through a series of meetings, meals, ceilidhs, sharing of work, and intensive and extensive dialogue.

Joining Ruth is Canadian Gaelic singer Mary Jane Lamond from Cape Breton’s Highland Village, where they’re developing a series of community-led initiatives around Gaelic language and culture, with an emphasis on participation, living tradition, skills development and story.

After a shared convivial meal provided by LEGUP, we will continue the discussion with an invited panel including local people involved in projects connecting community resilience, arts and sustainability…. and maybe even a song or two!

Presented by Govan Together