Climate change campaigners to disrupt South Bank traffic tomorrow

More than 180 leading UK arts and culture institutions and individuals will march through the South Bank tomorrow, disrupting traffic, to declare a Climate and Ecological Emergency

Culture Declares Emergency – a group of concerned individuals and institutions of the arts, culture and creative organisations – will be part of a disruptive horse-led procession, with words and declarations to be made at cultural locations along the river Thames.

More than 180 institutions and individuals are declaring a Climate and Ecological Emergency, including The Royal Court, writer Jay Griffiths, director Peter Kosminsky, Jerwood Arts and Invisible Dust.

Living grass coats grown by Visual Artists Ackroyd and Harvey and a newly composed soundscape by Mira Calix, feature in this ceremony of declarations of Planetary Emergency as well as previews of Letters To The Earth, writing submitted by the general public for a nationwide cultural action taking place on 12 April.

Inspired by Extinction Rebellion and the global School Strike For Climate, Culture Declares Emergency is organising a range of events in the run up to International Rebellion, which begins Monday 15 April.

The procession will stop along the route at Somerset House, Waterloo Bridge, the National Theatre and the horse-led procession will enter Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall before concluding at the Globe Theatre

9:30am Waterloo Bridge

10:00am Southbank Centre

10:15 National Theatre

11:00 Tate Modern

11:30 Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

12:00 Ends

The picture shows an Extinction Rebellion protest on Blackfriars Bridge in November

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