CDE Winter Solstice Newsletter December 2021
CDE moving forward with hope and love
2021 has been a period of movement-building for CDE; Hubs are emerging across the country and internationally, and many more declaring organisations and individuals are growing our numbers. In February 2022, a new smart website will be launched to facilitate networking, share knowledge, and support and inspire more action-taking. Now is the time to rest and reflect on the successes and the challenges of the last year and a time to look forward with hope to 2022.
Please read the notices and invitations below to see how you can contribute to a cultural movement towards a just and regenerative future.
For now, happy solstice holiday and wishing you a healthy 2022.
Declarers Breakfast: 26 Jan
Join the All Declarers Breakfast on Wednesday 26th January 2022, at 9am. For more information contact Gaby, Polly and Laura here.
East of England Hub Launch: 7 Feb
If you’re based in the East of England – Norfolk, Suffolk, wider East Anglia – please do join the first meeting of the East of England Hub at 6pm on Monday 7th February 2022 by Zoom.
For more info email Lucy Enskat (Hocus Pocus Theatre) and Genevieve Rudd (Under Open Sky)
More Hub News and Info
Kirklees Culture Declares
Fartown Forest Garden
Our current action is led by declarer @Tabassum Ahmed, involving local residents and fellow declarer organisation Growing Works with local democracy Think Tank, Same Skies. A collaboration to reactivate an abandoned forest garden in Huddersfield, the aim is to take climate action and increase ecological awareness through commoning.
After launching in the sunshine on Apple Day in September, we move towards the winter solstice mapping and planning for the Spring. In November, we joined the Beetroot Collective’s exhibition, displaying the fruits of our labours in collective mapping. Unlike our recent pop-up events, our Fartown Forest Garden action will move with the seasons.
Find out more about THE CDE Kirklees hub
The Cultural Gardeners, Australia
There are exciting opportunities to join a community of practice to support developing local hubs early in 2022 – more to come in the new year. Please contact Pippa Bailey for more info.
Find out more about the Cultural Gardeners hub
Contact info for the other CDE Hubs
CDE South East Coast
About the South East Coast hub
CDE South West
About the South West hub
Covering Birmingham and adjacent metropolitan areas of West Midlands.
About CDE Birmingham
CDE North East England
About the CDE North East hub
Indian Museums Against Climate Change
About the hub
The Climate Emergency Centre are helping to build solutions centres for community resilience and adaptation to a sustainable future. https://climateemergencycentre.co.uk
Art of Rapid Transition group meets online every month or so to share projects and discuss the impact of art and culture on climate change. Everyone is welcome. Email here. The COP-Art digital daily exhibition will become an annual event.