Voices For Action on Saturday 25 September 12 – 4pm at Oldham Library

On Saturday 25 September, between 12pm – 4pm, be part of Voices For Action, a FREE mini-festival at Oldham Library, giving a world perspective on climate change and its impact on people.

Voices For Action – live and online – features music, poetry, visual and digital arts, and discussion.

There are African sounds from singer Emmanuela Yogolelo, contemporary Sufi music from Sarah Yaseen, poetry from Rabia Begum with Lubna Ali and Fatimah Fagihassan, plus special social media art commissions from Murad Chowdhury and Emmanuela Yogolelo.

Communities from Oldham, wider Greater Manchester – and Germany – will be part of the global campaign on climate change with videos and social media created with Oldham Lifelong Learning, Oldham’s Fatima Women’s Association and Arabischer Frauenbund (Bremen, Germany).

There’ll be an opportunity to play a game of Climate Fresk group card game.

The event will feature a discussion with Climate Emergency Manchester, Sai Murray / Racial Justice Network and Climate Hub Hamburg.

The afternoon also launches a compilation video of media produced by local communities which will play for two weeks on public screens across four libraries – Oldham, Manchester, Bremen, and Hamburg.

With the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 26) in Glasgow this autumn, people are talking about climate change and campaigning.

And what better way to do it than with some art and music?

And you’re promised some great food to fuel our ideas, too.

There’s a full timetable for the afternoon and a booking link here.

There’s a further climate change and justice-inspired day with Oldham Libraries and Crossing Footprints with a FREE family-friendly workshop at Oldham’s Northmoor Library on Saturday 2 October, from 10am – 1 pm.

Join us for a FREE afternoon of workshops from two Oldham Bangladeshi heritage artists. There’s interactive storytelling from Apu Chowdhury with the tale of The Monkey and the Greedy Crocodile. Take part in a poetry and art workshop with Oldham artist Rabia Begum. Families can turn their poetry and songs into a colourful web of leaves using simple printing.

The afternoon is FREE, ticket only.

There’s a timetable for the afternoon  and a booking link here







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