Arcola’s Green Sunday – 5th July looks at faith, ecology and the community
On Arcola’s roof garden
3 – 5pm SwapShop run by Transition Town Hackney
Cakes and Tea provided
4.30pm Live Music: Clemmie Franks and Emily Burn from Voice trio are joined by cellist and vocalist Tara Franks to perform a range of traditional songs from around the world. Expect an uplifting set of a cappella music from South African Peace songs to Macedonian dances. Audience participation welcome and encouraged!
Information available about Peter’s Net – a new network of local parishes working towards sustainability.
5.20pm Local artist Shane Solanki (Last Mango in Paris) will perform a set combining spoken word, music and film, reflecting on community, our relationship to the world around us, and what the term ’sacred’ means.
6pm Discussion looking at the responsibility of faith/religion to protect the planet and take action on climate change with:
Sema Judge CEO of JUDGEnergy Limited, a renewable energy company dealing in wind and solar energy.
Ann Boater from the Living Witness Project
Chaired by Shane Solanki
6.40pm Feature length film: Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai
Lisa Merton, Alan Dater, 80mins, 2008
Presented by Roger Northcott from the Green Belt Movement International
The film tells the dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai whose simple act of planting trees grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, protect human rights and defend democracy.
Winner of the Audience Award at Hot Docs, Toronto 2008
Interview with Wangari Maathai in The Independent 21/6/09
Film courtesy of The Green Belt Movement International (GBM)
GBM was founded in 1977 by Wangari Maathai (Nobel Laureate 2004). Her new book The Challenge for Africa will be available to buy in the Cafe/Bar.