String quartet perform to opera house-full of plants as Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu reopens

An audience of the flora-kind – 2, 292 plants to be precise – were special guests at Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu on Monday where they were treated to a live performance by the UceLi Quartet string quartet. The plants, which were brought in from local nurseries, were seated throughout the auditorium including in the box seats as well as balconies, where they enjoyed a live performance of … Continue reading String quartet perform to opera house-full of plants as Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu reopens

Be Water: New ESPN documentary charts Bruce Lee’s life, career and legacy as told by friends, family and collaborators

Legendary martial artist, actor and writer Bruce Lee is the subject of a new ESPN documentary charting his life, career, and legacy as told entirely by his family, friends, and collaborators. Be Water takes a look into Bruce Lee’s childhood in Hong Kong, his attempt to break into Hollywood, and his final defining years making movies in Hong Kong. The film chronicles Lee’s earliest days, … Continue reading Be Water: New ESPN documentary charts Bruce Lee’s life, career and legacy as told by friends, family and collaborators

EarthxDance opens environmental film festival with live-streamed DJ set from Turning Tables star Classic Roots

Classic Roots, a Toronto-based music producer and performer, will be kicking off the environmental film festival EarthxFilm today with EarthxDance, a live-streamed DJ set highlighting the intersection of urban and indigenous cultures. The virtual performance, which starts at 6pm EST, will begin with a screening of the documentary short, Turning Tables, about Classic Roots’ music and influence. The Thunder Bay native is an award-winning producer and … Continue reading EarthxDance opens environmental film festival with live-streamed DJ set from Turning Tables star Classic Roots

Camel Rock Studios: Santa Fe becomes home to first film studio founded by Native American tribe

New Mexico’s majestic Sangre de Cristo Mountains is now home to the first Native America-owned movie studio, Camel Rock Studios. With the support of New Mexico and the Santa Fe Film Office, Tesuque Pueblo’s Camel Rock Studios has reimagined a former Santa Fe-based casino into a 75,000-square-foot multi-use production facility and film studio,  featuring standing sets, along with 100 acres of open space on the pueblo. … Continue reading Camel Rock Studios: Santa Fe becomes home to first film studio founded by Native American tribe

Sir Patrick Stewart takes to Twitter to entertain the world with Shakespeare: “A sonnet a day keeps the doctor away”

Picard star and veteran Shakespeare performer Sir Patrick Stewart has taken to Twitter to treat fans to his inner Bard with a daily dose of Shakespeare. The actor has begun reading a Shakespeare sonnet for Twitter audiences on a daily basis as people around the world get creative with their time while under lockdown in their homes. The X-Men actor kicked off his daily dose … Continue reading Sir Patrick Stewart takes to Twitter to entertain the world with Shakespeare: “A sonnet a day keeps the doctor away”

Eco: Global survival game helping raise awareness about climate change and to get players to devise solutions transferable in the real world

Eco, a “global survival game” that puts ecological issues at the heart of its simulation game play, is helping to raise awareness among players about climate change and to devise practical solutions, which is then “directly transferable from the virtual world to the real world”. Eco, from the US-based developer Strange Loop Games, is an online game where players must collaborate to build a civilisation in a … Continue reading Eco: Global survival game helping raise awareness about climate change and to get players to devise solutions transferable in the real world

Future Forest and Infinite Forest: Installation and accompanying exhibition reflect the spirit of endurance embodied by forests

Suffolk’s Thetford Forest is now the temporary home to a scuplture trail of 10 life-size figures based on Classical figures such as Cupid, the Three Graces, and Venus de Milo – each representing custodians of the past looking over our forests. The sculptures, Future Forest, were created by artist Lisa Wright and are set within six installations made by British theatre set designer Tom Piper … Continue reading Future Forest and Infinite Forest: Installation and accompanying exhibition reflect the spirit of endurance embodied by forests

Carbon City Zero board game aims to get people talking about cleaning up our energy system and inspire action

Climate action group Possible have created a Carbon City Zero board game to get people talking and learning about the choices our towns and cities need to make to take action on climate change. Possible have worked with games experts at Manchester Metropolitan University to create the game, with the aim of getting people talking about cleaning up our energy system. That means taking the … Continue reading Carbon City Zero board game aims to get people talking about cleaning up our energy system and inspire action

Josh Willis: NASA scientist and comedian communicating climate change through Climate Elvis persona and other comedy

Climate scientist by day and climate comedian by night Josh Willis is on a mission to communicate climate change through one of the most powerful mediums – comedy. Josh Willis, a climate scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, studies sea level rise driven by human-induced climate change in his day job. One of the scientist’s current missions, Oceans Melting Greenland, is measuring how … Continue reading Josh Willis: NASA scientist and comedian communicating climate change through Climate Elvis persona and other comedy

The North Pole: Comedy web series tackling gentrification and climate crisis in Oakland returns for second season

The North Pole, a comedy web series centred around gentrification in Oakland and climate crisis, returns with a second season next month. Set in North Oakland, California, from which the series takes its name, The North Pole follows three friends as they endeavour to stay afloat amidst a rapidly changing neighbourhood and changes to the environment due to climate change. The North Pole first debuted … Continue reading The North Pole: Comedy web series tackling gentrification and climate crisis in Oakland returns for second season