It’s finally here, the Climate Connections Community Festival is happening outdoors at the back of Northmoor Library, Oldham on Saturday 24th Sept 2022, 12 noon – 3pm. Also coming up, free training to better understand and fight climate change on 3rd and 10th October.
So much is and has been happening due to climate change in Bangladesh over the years but so few know about it. There’s so much to say that needs to be out there and much louder than it is. Crossing Footprints are pleased to have co-developed and be supporting this Saturday’s Festival at Northmoor Library Oldham a great event with songs, stories and craftivism connecting with the Climate Emergency and a strong Bangladeshi viewpoint from some amazing artists. If you’re anywhere nearby come on down, and pass the word on.
What’s on at the Climate Connections Community Festival?
The event features Ahad Ullah Shah and Kayes Muktadir singing Bangla songs about climate change co-written with Murad Chowdhury who will also give some musical support. Then there is Apu Chowdhury from Ayna Arts who will deliver some storytelling and drama, and will also be the MC for the day. Also we have the amazing visual and craft climate activist Rabia Begum running a craftivism workshop. The local street will be closed off to be a play street so families and kids can bring their outdoor toys to play with.
This is part of the wider Climate Connections 2022 project with Oldham Libraries, this year focusing on activity at Northmoor Library which has a strong and vibrant Bangladeshi Community close to it. For venue information or any access needs, call 0161 770 8000, there’s also information at https://www.oldham.gov.uk/info/200395/find_a_library/721/northmoor_library .
Get trained up to fight climate change – free at Northmoor Library
In addition to the Climate Connections Community Festival day, we’ve already run a Science Workshop Day at the library, which took place on Friday 26th August (see photos below). Coming up are two training days at Northmoor Library, details as follows:
FREE TRAINING TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE
at Northmoor Library, Chadderton Way, Oldham OL9 6DH
WHAT CAN WE DO IN OLDHAM TO HELP STOP CLIMATE CHANGE?
CAN THE FUTURE FOR BANGLADESH, THE UK AND THE WORLD BE BETTER?
Monday 3rd October, 12-2pm:
THE PROBLEM WE FACE
by Kooj Chuhan
Understanding Climate Change
How does it affect Bangladesh and the UK?
What we can do about it?
Monday 10th October, 12-2pm:
by Arran Rangi
Can we push our Council to do more to fight Climate Change?
What are they doing already?
What more should they do?
ALL WELCOME, LUNCH PROVIDED
Please let us know if you will be coming. Organised by Oldham Libraries in partnership with Crossing Footprints and Hope For The Future, with support from The Community Fund (National Lottery)
We’ll be introducing some of these ideas and themes during the Climate Connections Community Festival day on 24th Sept. Finally, some great photos from the Science Workshop day on 26th August courtesy of Oldham-based photographer Murad Chowdhury: