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Friday, October 16, 2009


An afternoon of theatre and entertainment dealing with Inspiring Climate Change Action.

Productions on the theme of Inspiring Climate Change Action for Botanic Gardens on October 24. This December, world leaders will meet in Copenhagen for the UN Climate Change talks. In preparation for these talks, people around the world are joining forces to take a stand against carbon emissions and ensure that the treaties signed reflect the interests of people suffering the most. In support of this, a number of concerned organizations have joined forces to present an afternoon of theatre and entertainment.

This entertaining and informative programme is designed for people of all ages and explores through the arts a variety of challenges facing our planet from climate change to environmental issues to genetically modified foods.

The programme includes Fish Out of Water by the Sakhisizwe Drama Group Amaoti adapted and written by Kiara Worth and Louise Buchler as well as What on Earth? from Gordon Road Primary School written by Peter Court and focusing on “Water - What would we do without it?”. There’s also Food for Thought / Udlani? On the Edge which is an educational performance about genetically modified food performed and written by Gareth Pretorius and Thato Oliphant, as well as African Storytelling told by Nomfundo Ngcobo from Phelani Primary School

“Only by growing Little Trees can we save the earth” is the message of Little Tree, written and performed by Ellis Pearson and S’Dumo Mtshali, which recently premiered at the annual Art for Conservation exhibition and auction supported by the Bonitas Medical Fund.

Inspiring Climate Change Action performances will take place on October 24 from 14h00 to 17h00 at the Durban Botanic Gardens. Tickets R5 from the door or at Botanic Gardens or the Corner Café or The Hemp Shop, WESSA and Vanille Café in Kloof.

More information from Kiara Worth on 031 717 2790 or email: or Meggan Lewis on 031 311 7920 or email: