Calling all those yearning to sing for resistance, empowerment, connection and joy! Really excited to announce that exceptionally talented teacher Sophia Efthimious will be joining us from Lewes for this workshop. She leads harmony singing workshops for all ages and abilities, sharing traditional songs collected from around the world. Sophia will help us build vocal confidence and teach us harmonies for resistance and rebellion songs. We will gather and sing at the bandstand in Alexandra Park and could then stay for tea/coffee afterwards. Suggested donation…Continue Reading “XR HSL Choir Workshop”

THIS EVENT IS POSTPONED. If you are still interested please contact for new dates and times. From Carbon Conversations to Citizen’s Juries, what can we learn from what’s happening elsewhere? A discussion on a range of approaches to facilitating local conversations about climate-action, with Susannah Raffe. The climate emergency is here and we need to act fast and act together. And yet many people, entire groups of people have been left behind and left out of the conversation about climate impacts and what we…Continue Reading “Citizen’s initiatives to combat the climate crisis – stories from around the world.”

Workers Solidarity, Coal Mining & Climate Change An afternoon focused on the political situation in Colombia. With speakers addressing coal mining in Colombia, workers solidary through trade unions, and how these issues relate to climate change. There will also be Latin music, and a street protest led by XR. All welcome, free event, donations accepted, wheelchair accessible.

An opportunity to bring together our ideas on how we can enable our systems to be more effective. A public workshop on system change, to share ideas and plan how we can encourage and compel local and national governments, corporations and institutions, to more effectively create a peaceful, just, equitable, and sustainable society. open-to-the-public – please book your free ticket, accessible-venue

School workshop for young people to learn about critical literacy in relation to climate change. Why did climate change denial persist for so long? What stopped messages about the impact of human-generated climate on the planet being more widely known? Why in the era of fake news do we need to guard against these issues even more? The National Literacy Trust will be bringing fake news and critical literacy workshops to schools in Hastings as part of the SOS festival. This is a closed event…Continue Reading “Critical literacy workshop”

Home Ground Kitchen

A Pay What You Can supper club using only surplus food from local sources. Tackling food waste and climate change is a topic high on all our agendas. Now you can combine it with an evening socialising with neighbours, supporting a grassroots project and eating delicious food. Welcome to the first instalment of Home Ground Kitchen’s fully surplus supper club, using ingredients saved from landfill to produce three courses of tasty delights. HGK’s goal is to bring our community together through food and this Pay…Continue Reading “Surplus Supper Club”

CLIMATE CHANGE, the reality we face. Global warming, the Arctic and Antarctic ice melting, glaciers melting, rising sea levels, ocean acidification, coral bleaching, climate refugees and mass migrations, eroding soils and land desertification, food security, poorer communities and water shortages, extreme weather, flooding and droughts and marine pollution. At this event, we will address these issues. We will watch a short UNESCO film and documentary showing some of these catastrophic consequences for the environment, local communities, societies and economies. We will watch real testimonies of…Continue Reading “Our Sustainable Planet”

Bringing the festival to a close is the Big Green Fair; a day-long event that will take over the Shipwreck Museum, Stade Hall and in a marquee on the Stade Open Space. Inspiration, marketplace, workshops, speakers and activities for all ages. All areas are undercover! On the day you will be able to browse the stalls of the sustainable marketplace. Expect a variety of stallholders selling eco wares, food products and promoting eco services. Meet activists and campaigners with activities all framed around the them…Continue Reading “Big Green Fair at the Stade, Hastings”