Southampton’s Guildhall Square is the hive of culture and environmental action this coming weekend, with an incredible two-day environmental film festival organised by City Eye, a day of family-friendly direct action, and a Community Takeover in the John Hansard Gallery!
This Friday (25th March) will see crowds gathering at Guildhall Square to protest the government’s response to climate change. Part of the Fridays for Future campaign initiated by Greta Thunberg four years ago, activists will be invited into the John Hansard Gallery to make placards, and participate in their Community Take over. From 11, there will be stalls, speakers, and live music, before a march demanding direct action and immediate policy change at 12.30.
City Eye will have its own part to play in the day of activities, with our Southampton Film Week[end] – Screening Green, running through Friday and Saturday (25th & 26th March) at MAST, our neighbours in Guildhall Square.
It is an incredible line up of Oscar nominated animation and drama, and once-in-a-lifetime screenings of international thriller and documentary which will give activists and protestors an opportunity to engage with the history of climate action, inspiring alternatives to the current system of growing and farming, as well as moving drama which examines our relationship to the world around us.
MAST’s café and bar will be open all day, meaning there is ample opportunity to take part in the day of direct action, get refreshed, and join us for an incredible weekend of celebrating our planet!
For information about these and the wider range of events, activities, ideas and action in Southampton visit Southampton Climate Action Network (SoCAN)