CDE Winter Solstice Newsletter December 2021

Grass artwork spelling the word Love
On The Shore, Ackroyd & Harvey and Ben Okri, 2021 (detail). Photo: Kelly Hill.

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.

Love CDE

woman dressed in a grass jacket
Zena Edwards in Ackroyd & Harvey’s Grass Coat at the launch of CDE. Photo: Kelly Hill.

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 – Culture Declares

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

CDE Birmingham
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

Find out more about CDE’s regional hubs

Movement Building

The Climate Emergency Centre are helping to build solutions centres for community resilience and adaptation to a sustainable future.

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.

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