Tayside Climate Beacon: Arbroath


Tayside Climate Beacon: Arbroath

Creativity, Leadership and Climate

Tayside Climate Beacon: Arbroath

Fri 20 May 2022




Friday 20 May, 4pm

Tayside Climate Beacon: ARBROATH

Creativity, Leadership and Climate


Tayside Climate Beacon Network and CULTIVATE present the 2022 Tayside Climate Beacon event series, happening in Arbroath, Dunkeld and Dundee, exploring the connections between communities, culture and climate action.

Join us for a series of discussions, provocations and performances, unpacking urgent local climate change issues. These 3 events are great opportunities to showcase, connect and inspire on key actions to tackle local climate impacts with communities and the role that art and creativity can play.

Over the past year a new network of cultural, academic and community organisations, as well as local authorities, across the Tayside Bioregion have been connecting as part of the Climate Beacons for COP26 initiative run by Creative Carbon Scotland. Together we have been collaboratively exploring what role culture, art and creativity play in local climate action. The Tayside bioregion is geographically, socially and economically diverse, and Creative Dundee’s CULTIVATE pilot programme has been experimenting with new ways of embedding creativity at the core of grassroots collective action for climate justice.

Produced in partnership with ANGUSalive, the event in Arbroath will explore the theme of journey and leadership within community resilience and actions, and will feature presentations and sharings from: Kelly Ann Dempsey (Team Leader Environment & Climate Change at Angus Council), Emily Hutchinson and Fiona Cameron (Sustainable Kirriemuir), artist Kristina Aburrow, Joan Clevill√© (Artistic Director at Scottish Dance Theatre), Artists Jeni Reid and Kirsty McKeown and Pauline Lockhart and Carol Malone from Community First (CULTIVATE Creative Practitioners and Community Partner in Forfar), Lucy Byatt (Director, Hospitalfield).

Co-produced by Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre and Creative Dundee, the event series will be hosted by Martha Smart.
Credits: Tayside Climate Beacon Network and CULTIVATE, in partnership with ANGUSalive 

Venue Location: 
The Webster Memorial Theatre
64 High St
Arbroath DD11 1AW

To find out more about the event please visit: www.taysideclimatebeacon.com