Climate Change & Us Project

On 22 August this year, we reached ‘Earth Overshoot Day’. This is the day that marks our unsustainable use of global resources - the point where our demands exceed the ability of the Earth to provide.

What this means is that for every day from now until the end of the year we are borrowing from our future!

It was only two years ago that Greta Thunberg came into our consciousness, refusing to attend school and demanding that the world focus attention on the climate crisis, and we saw the power of young people's voices. Since that point, over 80 billion tonnes of greenhouse gasses have been pumped into our atmosphere- and we are still going! 

Funded through the Climate Challenge Fund via keep Scotland Beautiful, Belville Community Garden Trust has been working to raise local understanding and awareness of how our own behaviours and actions impact the environment. 

Beacon Young Company are partnering with Belville Community Garden Trust to allow our young people to go on an explorative journey, recognising how climate change touches their lives and the lives of people all over the world. With input from Belville Community Garden Trust our young people will be able to investigate climate change on a personal level and express what it means to them whilst building new skills in developing performance for a digital platform.

Interested in a career in the arts?

Beacon Young Company offers a structured opportunity to young people aged 16 – 21 in Inverclyde who are interested in pursuing a career in the arts.

 

The Young Company will have a focus on devised work, how to become a theatre-maker and will offer performance opportunities. From performance, to stage management, to set design, we aim to cover a broad spectrum of skills.

 

Members will be selected through a workshop audition.

 

To register your interest in Beacon Young Company for next term, please email kate@beaconartscentre.co.uk to receive an application form.

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