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Arts for Education – Blue Dot Generation
September 26, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
One event on September 28, 2018 at 6:30pm
One event on September 29, 2018 at 10:00am
One event on September 30, 2018 at 12:00pm
Blue Dot Generation is a sustainability platform that promotes the use of the arts for education. By engaging local communities through exhibitions and workshops, live music, documentaries and conferences they aim to transform the relationship between people and the ocean.
BDG brings together the creatives, scientists and entrepreneurs who are creating solutions to the problems the planet faces. Creativity is equally essential to science as it is to art. Artists and scientists have an appreciation for the beauty of the world and a shared interest in creating change. By highlighting the beauty of the ocean BDG aims to educate both green and non-green audiences and to show people that this is not just an environmental issue, but a global one.
On the 26th, 28th, 29th and 30th of September, Blue Dot Generation presents Arts for Education at The House of Vans in Waterloo. The House of Vans is a place where imagination lets loose over concrete bowls, art installations, workshops and concert stages and is an inspiring industrial space located underneath Waterloo bridge.
Each evening will follow a different theme and there will be an art and photography (Faces in Focus) exhibition throughout. Screenings of thought provoking, powerful and award winning documentaries such as ‘Blue The Film’ will be followed by panel discussions lead by leading scientists and creatives dedicating their lives to creating awareness and finding solutions. Will McCallum (head of Ocean at GreenPeace UK and author of ‘How to live with less plastic), Theo Grainzevelles (Co-Founder of The Dune Project) and Jo Ruxton (producer of A Plastic Ocean) are some of the many names we have confirmed.
Wednesday 26th September 2018: OPENING NIGHT
The role of Art and Science in transforming the relationship between human and ocean.
Screening: BLUE THE FILM
Friday 28th September
Morning: Open for school trips
Artivism and Activism – Using your passion as a means of expression.
Screening: Racing Extinction
Live Music – TBA
Saturday 29th September
Morning: Free Workshops – Clean streets – Clean drains – Clean oceans – the power of sport to support education and sustainability.
Afternoon: Ethical & Sustainable fashion marketplace
Screening: A Plastic Ocean
Sunday 30th September
Implementing sustainable practises into our health and lifestyle
Check the Facebook event page for updates and official ticket releases as there are a lot of excitements in store, most of which will be FREE. Tickets will need to be booked for both free and paid parts of the event.