Green Tease: Acting for a Sustainable City

Monday 30th October 2017
5pm - 7pm

Join Creative Carbon Scotland for their next Edinburgh Green Tease, exploring the role of performing arts in creating a more sustainable city.

During this Green Tease, arts and sustainability practitioners and organisations will hear from theatre-maker Alice Mary Cooper and creative collaborators about their experiences of developing a new performance work ‘Blue Cow’, based on communities’ experiences of living on or in close proximity to contaminated land, and her interest in theatre as a force for making change.

Building on this example, participants will be invited to discuss the types of change their work is seeking to bring about and the opportunities for Edinburgh’s performing arts to contribute to a more sustainable city.

The event will include:

An introduction to the City of Edinburgh Council ‘Culture Project Fund’ which supported the development of Blue Cow.

A conversation between Alice Mary Cooper and Creative Carbon Scotland Director Ben Twist about the development of ‘Blue Cow’.

A group discussion exploring opportunities for collaboration between performing arts and sustainability practitioners to bring about the wider transformation to a more sustainable city.

Networking drinks and the opportunity to make new connections with those working in different areas and sectors in the city.

This event will appeal to those working in areas including: environmental protection, sustainability and climate change, urban planning and development, land use, independent theatre-makers, community arts organisations, performing arts organisations, festivals and theatres.

It wouldn’t be Green Tease without tea and biscuits to welcome you on arrival, and networking drinks will be provided following discussion.

This event is free of charge but does take time and resources to run. Places are limited so please reserve a place avoid disappointment on the day.

Book tickets via eventbrite


Green Tease is an ongoing informal events programme which connects creative practices and environmental sustainability. Our Green Tease Open Call is here to support cultural and sustainability practitioners and orgnisations to run your own events with support from Creative Carbon Scotland.

Find out more about previous and upcoming events and how you can get involved in the Green Tease network.

This event is supported by the City of Edinburgh Council Culture Projects Fund.

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