Environment and climate events in Somers Town


With the COP26 conference in Glasgow creating a widespread global focus on climate change, the Living Centre and Somers Town Community Association have organised a programme of Environment and Climate events in Somers Town to spark important discussions about climate change in the local community. The programme of events is below - most of these exciting events are free and you can sign up to the sessions that interest you by emailing climateexhibition@thelivingcentre.org

Climate friendly food swaps

Thursday 4 November
The Living Centre, NW1 1DF

Come along and try a variet of climate friendly dishes and join us in a discussion about the food we cook and the small changes we might be able to make to help the environment- whether it is replacing a meat meal for a veggie meal one day a week, or utilising alternative ingredients. Join us in considering not only the environmental impact but the nutritional benefits too.

Dress in protest: challenging the status quo with Birdsong

Friday 5 November, 4pm- 5:30pm
The Living Centre, NW1 1DF

Co-founders of ethnical fashion brand Birdsong reflect on 7 years since beginning their brand and revisit the reasons they decided to challenge the status quo then but more importantly why we should continue to challenge the status quo now. Whether you're a budding entrepreneur, a passionate climate and ethnics activisit or merely looking to understand the sustainability space and why it's so important, this talk will provide you with the urge to be the change

Made in Bangladesh film screening

Saturday 6 November, 2pm-4pm
Somers Town Community Centre

Shimu, 23, works in a clothing factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Faced with difficult conditions at work, she decides to start a union with her co-workers. Despite threats from the management and disapproval of her husband, Shimu is determined to go on. Together the women must fight and find a way.

Wild drawing workshop with Bryony Benge-Abbott

Monday 8 November 11am-1pm, 2pm-4pm
MAKE SPACE, Ossulston St, Somers Town, London, NW1

Explore the natural world with new eyes as we experiment with embodied drawing using pencils, ink and found materials. Materials supplied. Workshop will take place outside unless raining, and is aimed for children aged 16+ and adults.

A guide to sustainable business with the British Library

Tuesday 9 November 2pm to 4pm
The Living Centrex, NW1 1DF

Have you ever wanted to set up a sustainable business? Don't know where to start or who to turn to to get that incredible idea off the ground? Let the British Library guide you in a session offering best practice, inspiring examples of successful sustainable business and a way to attract and engage customers. This session is in partnership with local entrepreneur Ije Ene. The British Library also offers free business support through their Business and IP Centre.

Some like it hot? In collaboration with Bryony Benge-Abbot and the University of Liverpool

Tuesday 9 November 10am-12pm, Wednesday 10 November 10am-12pm
The Living Centre, NW1 1DF

Join an interactive creative workshop with environmental historian Dr Chris Peason and artist Bryony Benge-Abbott, as we discuss the past, present and future of urban heat. Together, we will co-deisgn a mural for the Living Centre that reflects personal experiences of rising temperatures in Somers Town.

Think and do free sharing space project brainstorm

Wednesday 10 November 12pm-2pm
The Living Centre, NW1 1DF

Come along to a follow up meeting with Think & Do to launch a new resident led Free Sharing Space. Together lets think about how we can share food, stories and skills.

New Google building tours with Lendlease

Tuesday 16 November 10am-12pm, 2pm- 4pm
Thursday 18 November 10am-12pm, 2pm-4pm
* this date is dependent on popularity

How to save the planet when you're a young carer and broke by Boundless theatre (age 15+)

Wednesday 17 November 4pm-6:30pm 
The Living Centre, NW1 1DF

*content warning: strong language, climate anxiety, displacement, illness
Written by award-winning Nessah Muthy and directed by Stef O'Driscoll, How To Save The Planet When  You're a Young Carer and Broke peeks into the life of a young working-class carer having to make decisions between life-saving responsibilities at gome and being dedicated to save the planet in times of climate emergency. Expect a refreshingly loud solo show with loads of fun, music raw emotions and the rush of taking climate-positive actions into your hands.
To book a ticket for the show, go to https://bit.ly/Book_Your_Tix. *tickets are pay what you decide.