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Climate Change (And Other Stories)

Hosted by LSE Festival: Shape the World

The Venue, Saw Swee Hock Student Centre


Zena Edwards

Zena Edwards

Glen Gostlow

Glen Gostlow

Michal Nachmany

Michal Nachmany

Chris Redmond

Chris Redmond

Liv Torc

Liv Torc

Leading poets and researchers explore climate change fact and feeling with improvised music from the Tongue Fu Band - London's leading spoken word and music show. Hosted by poet/musician Chris Redmond and LSE Climate Policy Fellow, Michal Nachmany.

Zena Edwards - Internationally celebrated poet, singer, theatre maker and activist. Featured on BBC, Sky and HBO, she has shared stages with Hugh Masekela, The Last Poets and Baba Maal. "...a superb performer" Lyn Gardner, The Guardian

Glen Gostlow is a 2nd year PhD student in environmental policy at the Geography and Environment department at LSE. His work and research focus on the value of nature and financing the low carbon transition, as well as divestment from fossil fuels. He is a founding member of the LSE Climate Emergency Collective.

Michal Nachmany is a Policy Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at LSE. Her work focuses on climate legislation and policy globally, and on the role investors play transitioning to a low carbon economy. She regularly speaks about climate policy and action with school children, institutional investors, faith communities and others, and has given expert interviews on BBC, Sky, CNN, and ITV.

Chris Redmond is a poet, musician, performer and the front man of Tongue Fu. A regular at music and literature festivals, he’s been featured on BBC Radio 1, 2 and 4, XFM, CBBC and Sky Arts. He's published by Burning Eye and is currently co-producing the first Tongue Fu album to be released in 2020. 

Liv Torc is a a Radio 4 Slam winning poet, Creative Director of the Hip Yak Poetry School and producer of WOMADs spoken word stage. In 2019 she performed at Glastonbury Festival and was commissioned by the BBC for National Poetry Day. Her climate change poem ‘The Human Emergency’ has been seen online by over 75,000 people across the world.

Twitter hashtags for this event: #LSEFestival #ShapetheWorld

This event is part of the LSE Festival: Shape the World running from Monday 2 to Saturday 7 March 2020, with a series of events exploring how social science can make the world a better place. 


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