Celebrate low carbon, diverse and just communities at Carbon Coop‘s Energise Festival.
A day of music, food, talks, workshops, poetry, theatre, films, family friendly activities and more.
Come along to be inspired, learn practical skills and have fun.
Headline talks, workshops and music includes:
* George Marshall (COIN) and Sheila Menon (Reclaim the Power debate ‘New Popularism – threat or opportunity?’.
The last year has seen seismic political shocks in the form of the Brexit vote and Trump’s election. But it has highlighted the vast range of opinions and view points within our society. In the context of climate change, what does the rise in popularism mean for people committed to taking effective collective action to re-shape our society.
* Louis Barrabas
Louis is a writer/musician, dubious pundit, co-founder of Debt Records and Captain of Dirt-Swing band The Bedlam Six. https://debtrecords.net/artists/louis-barabbas/
* DIY Culture Workshops
For the builders and the fixers, get involved in building your own solar panel, learn the art of retrofitting from our advisors and visit the Manchester Repair Cafe (tbc).
Full programme to be announced
The festival is part of the Energise weekender featuring….
* Green Open Homes
For 3 days people from Greater Manchester who have made energy saving improvements open up their homes to share their experiences. Look out for guided bus tours of the open homes on Sunday. Or book your place on a specific house tour on the Green Open Homes website: http://carboncoop.greenopenhomes.net/
* Three Acres and a Cow
This performance connects the Norman Conquest and Peasants’ Revolt with current issues of fracking and the housing crisis via the Enclosures, English Civil War, Irish Land League and Industrial Revolution, drawing a compelling narrative through the radical people’s history of Britain in folk song, stories and poems.
Part TED talk, part history lecture, part folk club sing-a-long, part poetry slam, part storytelling session… Come and share in these tales as they have been shared for generations.
Book here: (coming soon)