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Tweedy, Emily and Katharina lead online creative meeting


Stroud-based circus entertainer Tweedy the Clown will be among the speakers at an online public meeting on Wednesday, February 9th.

Tweedy will be talking about the role of art and performance in motivating and inspiring positive change.

The audience at the Action in Art/ Art in Action event will hear from a panel of expert speakers about how creative work can bring about change.

The meeting is the latest in Stroud District Green Party’s regular Cloud Café debates. Organiser Elizabeth Lee said: “Stroud is such a creative place and there are many people here whose work aims to raise awareness about the important things affecting people and communities. We’ll hear how they do it – and why.”

To join the meeting, which takes place from 7.30pm to 9pm (or to get a link to watch the recording another time), register here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/cloud-cafe-action-in-art-art-in-action

The speakers

Tweedy the Clown, entertainer from Giffords Circus, is an accomplished circus and theatre performer, musician and magician. Tweedy recently starred in Waiting for Godot at the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham.

Emily Joy is a Stroud-based sculptor and socially engaged artist and researcher whose current work reflects environmental concerns. Fundamental to her work is the idea of self and other, and how we connect, care and share, which Emily sees as fundamental to the environmental crisis.

Katharina Child is the environmental lead at a local company and runs Stroud community maker/art space Atelier. She has been convening a set of ‘Culture Reset’ dialogues in Stroud as a way of getting conversations going about the role of the arts in social action.

Sarah Nicolls is a pianist, composer and inventor of the two-metre-high ‘Inside-out Piano’. Her work 12 Years, a one-hour piece of original music and text, uses real interviews, speeches and headlines from an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change special report. Sarah is regularly broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and features on several CDs. 

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