Register To Attend – Chamada From Chico Mendes and Wangari Maathai film

Taking Root a film about Wangari MaathaiThe Exhibition Opening events take place on Saturday 28th February 2015 at Global Grooves Arts Centre (MAP).
To register click HERE or go to the ‘Eventbrite’ page:

4pm-6pm: Film Screening “TAKING ROOT: THE VISION OF WANGARI MAATHAI” a feature documentary by Lisa Merton & Alan Dater about Wangari Maathai the Kenyan activist who went on to become the first environmentalist and also the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize (2004). CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE TRAILER. More about the film here: . Plus talk by Kooj Chuhan exploring Climate Justice, including post-film discussion chaired by poet and activist Sai Murray.  REGISTER YOUR ATTENDANCE

Then, after a short break there will be the following evening event (to be booked with a separate ticket):

7faceMask+plinthBagFLmuso_541x407pm: LIVE MULTIMEDIA AND MUSIC PERFORMANCE, by Leon Patel, Holly Prest and Kooj Chuhan interacting live with the installation and reflecting the themes of carnival and environmental justice.  The host for the evening is the poet and activist Sai Murray, plus a guided tour of the  enviro-art installation “Chamada From Chico Mendes”, interviews incl questions and answers about the work and a live link with Brazilian environmentalists. Free food included! REGISTER YOUR ATTENDANCE

To register for the WORKSHOP on Weds 11th March click HERE or go to:

Weds 11th March,  7-9.30pm, open to adults and older teenagers:
WORKSHOP: ‘Using Digital Media Techniques with Stories and Performance’

GG-drummingLearn and create with digital artist Kooj Chuhan and musician Holly Prest; use VJ software, spoken words and live drumming during this evening workshop.  Have fun, be creative, try something new, interact with environmental justice themes, meet like-minded people.  All equipment provided but you are welcome to bring your own computers, musical instruments, or whatever.  Participants should have some knowledge of computers and video, at least a bit further than complete beginners.  Please get in touch if any questions at all.  Numbers limited so book soon! REGISTER HERE


These are the opening events and the workshop for the project “Chamada From Chico Mendes”, an enviro-carnival art installation and exhibition by artist Kooj Chuhan in partnership with Global Grooves – full details at .

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Trailer for “Taking Root”, a film about Wangari Maathai:

2 Responses to Register To Attend – Chamada From Chico Mendes and Wangari Maathai film

  1. Klaus-d. Michel says:

    Hi Kooj
    Good luck with your event. I’ll try to come.
    It would have been a good idea to make it a bit easier to find out where this Global Grooves Arts Centre actually is. In all your numerous email notifications plus reminders as well as in this website it’s not easy to find it in all of the cluttered info stuff. An address on top of everything else would have been helpful. Given that it is in Mossley (Tameside) means that it turns out to be quite a journey for someone without a car .. well i.e. a postcode or until what time are trains going back to e.g. Manchester on Saturday night is something one needs to find out.

    The Global Grooves Carnival Centre,
    The Vale
    Unit 2, Vale Mill,
    Micklehurst Road,
    OL5 9JL

    • metaceptive says:

      Hi Klaus, looking forward to seeing you at the event. There is an address and also a map on the main page at . The address and map is further down the page where it says ‘More About The Project’, but I have now also put a link near the top to the map as well. The address was always there but I added the map last week because it is not so easy to find.

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