Swell

01apr6:00 pm8:00 pmSwell OrganiserEdinburgh Science FoundationNational Museum of Scotland, Chambers St, Edinburgh EH1 1JF6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Event TypeCultural, Arts & SocialThemeClimate Justice,Communication & Storytelling,Racial & Migrant Justice

Event Details

In 2014, residents of Fairbourne were watching their local news when they found out they were to be Britain’s first climate refugees. Their town was set to be decommissioned and depopulated by 2054. Housing prices dropped overnight, insurance disappeared and life savings were lost in the chaos.

Off the back of an impressive five–star run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Swell follows the story of two siblings caught in the purgatory of a fictional but analogous town, ready to be abandoned. This evening of captivating live theatre is followed by a discussion and Q&A with Anna Beswick of Sniffer and Swell director Tom Foreman as we explore the changing coastline of the UK and the future of our climate refugees.

Audio description is by Caroline Jaquet.

For an exclusive 2-for-1 ticket offer, you can use the code SWELL241!

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Edinburgh Science Foundation

Edinburgh Science Foundation is an educational charity, founded in 1989, which operates Edinburgh Science's Education and Festival programmes. We are best known for organising Edinburgh’s annual Science Festival – the world’s first public celebration of science and technology as a festival and still one of Europe’s largest
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