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Eden Project Communities online festival with free New Local event 10/11/2021

Eden Project Communities is holding a free online festival starting on 11 November, with a New Local event on engendering community-led action on climate change.

From 11-13 November, Eden Project Communities are once again sharing the free online Festival of Discovery! Three jam-packed days buzzing with brilliant people to help you explore what councils and communities can do Together for our Planet.

The festival features experts discussing the big issues of today, exclusive interviews with celebrity guests, and inspiring stories from extraordinary people! Plus practical workshops, book readings, cook-alongs, workouts and live music! Councils may be particularly interested in the New Local event on Thursday 11 November at 4pm that looks at communities vs climate change and the approaches councils can take to engender local community-led action on climate change.

This year the line-up is bigger and better, featuring Sir David Attenborough, John Bishop, Vanessa Nakate, Alastair Campbell, Rosie Day, E.O Wilson, Tally Rye, Lucy Wyndham-Read, Stephen Mangan, Anita Mangan, Ben Miller and many more!

The event takes place from Thursday 11 – Saturday 13 November 2021 with an exciting three-day programme with experts discussing COP26 and the big issues of today, exclusive interviews with celebrity guests and inspiring stories from extraordinary people. Plus practical workshops, book readings and live music!

This year’s impressive line-up includes a once-in-a-lifetime conversation between Sir David Attenborough and E.O. Wilson, with the Eden Project’s co-founder Sir Tim Smit, John Bishop, Vanessa Nakate, Alastair Campbell, Lucy Wyndham-Read, Stephen Mangan, Anita Mangan, Ben Miller and many more.

How can councils get involved? 

  • Join the online session Communities vs Climate Change: Stories from the front line – Thursday 11 November, 4 – 4.45pm with Adam Lent, CEO of New Local – and explore the approaches that councils can take to engender local community-led action,  the vital missing link in tackling the climate crises – according to a recent report from New Local, published in partnership with GroundworkGrosvenor and Eden Project Communities.
  • Forward this invitation on to colleagues
  • Spread the word about the festival. The attached makes that really easy, with text and images ready for your social media channels, website or intranet
  • Save another date: The Big Jubilee Lunch 2 – 5 June 2022. The UK’s annual date to celebrate neighbours and community with street parties and neighbourhood events is set to get bigger as it becomes part of the official celebrations for Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee next year.