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  • Julia Forster

    Member
    31/03/2022 at 8:49 pm

    Hi Bethan

    It’s a field I’m particularly close to myself as well and identify as someone who is concerned for the environment, so will follow this thread with interest. Thanks for starting it!

    I was interested to read the outcome of the Future Wales Fellowship this week and will follow the fellows’ work with interest also: https://arts.wales/news-jobs-opportunities/future-wales-fellowship-announced

    Years ago I was involved in the RSA Arts & Ecology programme which did some interesting work in this field though I’m not sure how much was archived. One of the key books I read at the time was called Wild Reckoning – an anthology inspired by Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring.

    My other half Tom runs the Common Cause Foundation from the office next door. They run public workshops: https://commoncausefoundation.org/training-learning/ which might be of interest?

    Lastly, my neighbour Fern Smith has been very active in this field over the years within Wales (she set up the Volcano Theatre Company). You can find out more about her work here: https://emergence-uk.org/

    Julia

    • Bethan James

      Member
      01/04/2022 at 12:08 am

      Hi Julia

      Wonderful to hear that, and welcome to the thread!

      Thanks so much for the helpful links below, and I’ll check out Common Cause too.

      You may already be familiar with the Wales Culture Alliance’s Climate & Culture working group, which meets fortnightly over zoom? If not, their link is below, and I let them know in the last meeting about this Creative Ambitions Wales programme 🙂

      https://climate.cymru/partners-directory/wales-cultural-alliance/https://climate.cymru/partners-directory/wales-cultural-alliance/

      I can pass on a contact email to be added to their mailing list if handy too.

      Best wishes

      Bethan

      • Julia Forster

        Member
        01/04/2022 at 8:20 am

        Hi Bethan,

        No I’m not familiar with the Wales Culture Alliance’s Climate & Culture working group but I would definitely be interested to find out more. I’m an active member of the Climate Coaching Alliance in Wales (we’re a small group of coaches who either coach within a climate change space and/or are coaches with concern for the environment) and so bridging between that group and the Wales Culture Alliance would make a lot of sense.

        The link is giving me a 404 but perhaps if I DM you my email you could pass it on and I could attend a future zoom?

        My best, Julia

  • Bethan James

    Member
    01/04/2022 at 12:28 pm

    Hi Julia

    Great to hear it! Sounds very relevant to your coaching activity.

    Yes, feel free to DM me your email and I can link you in with Kate Struckwick from Head 4 Arts who coordinates the working group and can add you to the zoom invite list.

    Best wishes

    Bethan