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Illustration by Toby Roberts PHD

NEWS: The Arts in Partnership with Science (and our trip to the House of Commons!)

We are so excited to announce the publication of a scientific paper in the innovative new scientific journal

Civic Partners in Net Zero, which was presented at the House of Commons in April 2024.


Co Written by Anna Harriott, Iona Johnson and Professor Ian Williams of Southampton University,

'Stories in the Dust: the arts as a medium to communicate climate science'

explores how the arts can be an effective tool to inspire social change, communicating climate science by getting right to the heart of an audience, through live theatre. ⁣

Being an audience member at a live theatre show is an individual and participatory experience, one that offers you the space to process societal problems and explore potential solutions. In this way, we've been able to connect our young audiences with the subject of climate change in a show that is meaningful, fun and hopeful. 

You can read the full publication here

a MAST Mayflower Studios article here

a Salisbury Journal article here

and a Daily Echo Southampton article here


We want to thank MAST Mayflower Studios for seed funding the original show creation. 

Wiltshire Creative for their support and for programming our 2022 pilot tour.

Pound Arts for their ongoing support and partnership. 

And of course Longford Primary, whose involvement inspired this paper.⁣

Our partnership with Southampton University was originally formed thanks to funding from Arts Council England and we can’t wait to continue delivering this work and reach new audiences across the UK. 

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