The Argyll Beacon Climate Café
Part of Climate Beacons for COP26
Join Argyll Beacon for the premiere of Congenial Soils and Favourable Situations, a short film by Rachel McBrinn and Alison Scott, screenings of the work developed by pupils of Hermitage Academy and Lochgilphead High School as part of the Artists in Schools programme led by Juliana Capes, and the presentation of Cove Park's Year of Stories 2022 Commission, If Our Trees Could Talk, by Katrine Turner.
The event will be introduced by Lewis Coenen-Rowe, culture/SHIFT Producer at Creative Carbon Scotland. Light refreshments will be served.
The Climate Café marks the culmination of a number of Argyll Beacon projects developed jointly by Cove Park and ACT. Focused upon Scotland's rainforest, the Beacon brings cultural and environmental knowledge and skills to bear on the climate change challenges our regions face. Most of this unique temperate habitat sits within Argyll and our aim is to raise awareness of the importance of biodiversity in effective and inclusive conservation and regeneration.
Climate Beacons for COP26 is a Scotland-wide collaborative climate and culture project in the lead-up to and following COP26. As a co-ordinating partner, ECCI is supporting the Climate Beacons project to stimulate long-term public engagement between environmental and arts organisations in the lead up to COP26.
The Argyll Beacon is one of seven Climate Beacons created as part of the Climate Beacons for COP26 project run by Creative Carbon Scotland in partnership with Architecture & Design Scotland, Creative Scotland, Edinburgh Climate Change Institute, Museums Galleries Scotland, Scottish Library and Information Council and Sustainable Scotland Network, and funded by the Scottish Government, Creative Scotland and Museums Galleries Scotland.