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Twelve Days of Hope in Twelve Poems - A COP26 affiliated event

Environment Themed

What’s on offer?

Dynamic daily poems that can be shared in gardens, via social media and on buildings, billboards, buses and train stations. Poetry has the power to unfold and enliven climate stories that connect us all and reveal the state of our planet's health; stories promote questions, contain conflict, show adaptation, resilience, and change, and look out for resolution - applicable to the climate crisis, and the ethos of COP26. The poems will demonstrate that no matter who we are, or where we are in the world, we can individually and collectively forge paths that will protect our environment and avoid planetary catastrophe. Twelve Days of Hope in Twelve Poems will capture the imagination of many, being shared with a diverse audience within and outwith the COP venue.

More details on the event can be found here 

What’s it about?

Twelve Poems - Twelve Days - Twelve Beacons Lit, are twelve innovative poems created by scientists and health practitioners representing different genders, cultural and ethnic backgrounds that will reach out, grab attention, and be talking points between people of all ages and abilities. 

Who’s leading the event?

This is an interdisciplinary project between scientists and health practitioners from the University of Exeter, Met Office and Met Office’s existing research links with Southern Africa - including historically disadvantaged communities.

Open to

The event is open to all.

Of particular interest to

Anyone open to engaging with bold, resonant, and memorable words / images, our creations produced in a spirit of exploration and collaboration will shine as eco-friendly beacons.