Climate Change Double Bill at Lister Park, Bradford

As part of Bradford’s Summer Unlocked programme, Mind the Gap will be presenting two free family friendly pop-up performances in Lister Park, Bradford on Sunday 19 and Monday 20 September.

A white woman in a grey blazer and grey bowler hat looks through amagnifying glass pointed just below the camera. She is surrounded by green leaves. The image says the words Summer Unlocked on it.

Co-created with theatre director, Nickie Miles-Wildin, these playful and largely non-verbal performances aim to bring climate themes into focus.

“There’s often a disconnect between climate research and public engagement; facts and statistics can be inaccessible and confusing. We wanted to make shows that were light-hearted and full of fun to raise awareness about the subject without overwhelming people.

“We want audiences to feel a sense of belonging and connection to the planet and to feel inspired to make changes, no matter how small.” Co-creator Nickie Miles-Wildin.

Coral’s Island and Planet Inspectors are part of a bigger programme of work about climate change, which Mind the Gap will be exploring over the next few years. The project was inspired by the realisation that many people, including those with learning disabilities, are often excluded from climate change conversations. Mind the Gap will be addressing these issues through public performance.

Find out where and when you can catch the performances below!

Coral’s Island
Join your once glamorous hosts Coral and Duck on Coral’s Island for a reinvented fun fair classic…’Unhook a Duck’!
Can you save the ducks, fish and swimmers from the pollution and plastic in Coral’s pond? Or will you stand by and watch the waters rise? A game for everyone to play with prizes to be won.

Outside Cartwright Hall on Sunday 19 September, 11am and 2pm and Monday 20 September, 11am and 1pm.

Planet Inspectors
Look out, the inspectors are in town and they take their job VERY seriously. With their clipboards, measuring tapes and a wind monitoring machine, they’ll be undertaking their annual inspection of the planet and the humans that inhabit it – including you!

Next to the Bandstand on Sunday 19 September, 11:45am and 2:45pm and Monday 20 September, 11:45am and 1:45pm.

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