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Centred around a geodesic dome on the shores of the lake which the artists have built, visitors can learn how to live in the world affected by the social and climate change that’s coming our way. So far, 14 caretakers (and one baby) have occupied the dome, whilst a series of sold-out workshops have taught people how to build fires, dig toilets and forage for food!
Come and join us for the next installment of workshops, experience what the future might feel like, and watch as The Clearing evolves.
LISTEN TO THE RADIO
Sat 21 October, 11am – 4pm
In a post-crash society, how can we keep communicating with each other? One answer might be radio. In this workshop, we’ll be making a fox-hole radio from easily scavenged materials (bring your own wire), and learn the basics of radio physics. We’ll also be talking about how to transmit, and whether we’ll ever be able to listen to Abba Gold ever again.
Sun 5 November, 11am – 6pm
Will life after the crash be nasty, brutal and short? This special, extended workshop will bring together a number of rapid fire workshops, from feminism in the future to community self-defence, to teach you how to rebuild and defend democracy. We’ll end with a bonfire, to celebrate the continued survival of British democracy, and burn some home-made Guys.
ASTRONOMY FOR SURVIVORS
Sat 25 November, 2pm – 7pm
This workshop is an attempt to introduce the rest of the universe to The Clearing. We’ll learn how to navigate from the night sky, how to identify the constellations, and how telescopes work. And we’ll wonder aloud about whether we’ll get there.
HOW TO DIE IN THE FUTURE
Sat 2 December, 11am – 4pm
Whenever you think about climate change, you very quickly get to some fundamental questions. What is our role, here on Earth? How should we live? Should we live in harmony with the planet, like happy dolphins? Or should we be out there in space, mining asteroids like Bruce Willis, seeking out strange new worlds, and building Tescos and motorways and Costa coffees on them, too? This final workshop aims to provide a bit of space to talk about these questions.
We’ll be joined by some special guests including representatives from Birmingham’s You Only Die Once collective, who’ll also give us some guidance on the practicalities of our departure, now and in the world to come.
Tue - Sun, 21 Oct - 17 Dec 2017, 11am – 5pm
Sat 28 October, 5.00pm – 8.30pm