SOLD OUT! Withdrawn: Changing climate, oceans and food in an Uncertain World

23 August 2015, 5.00 PM - 23 August 2015, 7.00 PM

Leigh Woods, Bristol


An afternoon talk with a difference! Join Cabot Institute academics & artist Luke Jerram in conversation pondering our uncertain world. You will also be able to enjoy a light sustainably sourced fish supper cooked by Michelin-starred chef Josh Eggleton.

The Cabot Institute brings together new communities of academics and stakeholders to examine how we impact, depend on and live with our planet. The sea provides food, medicine, energy, protection, jobs and identity, but we are polluting, warming and acidifying it. The vessels showcased in Withdrawn illustrate a lifestyle and a food source that might someday no longer exist... and their placement in Leigh Woods speaks to an ocean that was much larger once and could be again. Tickets soon.

General Details

This event runs from 5 pm - 7 pm and will take place by the boats. If arriving by car, park in the Forestry Commission car park BS8 3QB. Follow signs through the woods for approx. 15mins walk.
Wear shoes and clothes suitable for walking in a woodland. Please bring your own low backed chair, stool or picnic blanket to sit on during the talk. No seating will be provided. 
It takes approx. 15 minutes to walk from parking to the Withdrawn site. The path is hard surfaced and accessible. The boats are located approx. 50m from the path over rough terrain. Suitable for young people. Dogs on leads welcome.

As part of Bristol European Green Capital 2015, Trust New Art Bristol, National Trust, invited Luke Jerram to make a new work for Leigh Woods. Working with fishermen, scientists marine experts, Jerram has created a new installation, which investigates the impact of humanity on our seas. The project has been commissioned by the National Trust's Trust New Art Bristol contemporary art programme & is being delivered in partnership with the Forestry Commission England and it's Forest Art Works programme as part of Bristol 2015. It is funded by the Arts Council England Exceptional Fund as part of Bristol's year as European Green Capital, with the aim of making sustainable living accessible and easy to understand. The Bristol 2015 arts and culture projects are being delivered by the national portfolio organisation Bristol Culture Development Partnership (BDCP), and will play a central part in encouraging the public to see sustainability in a new light.
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