14th May 2019 at 8pm
Manchester, UK

St James & Emmanuel Didsbury
6 Barlow Moor Road
M20 6TR
Donations on the door

Composer pianist and ClimateKeys founder Lola Perrin presents an evening of piano, spoken word and audience dialogue on solutions to environmental and ecological collaboration with local poet Jamie Lee who will recite t in between the piano pieces.

Guest speaker Claire Stocks will give a talk and facilitate a conversation in the audience about with a focus on Extinction Rebellion’s third aim; a National Citizens’ Assembly to oversee the changes necessary to limit the temperature rise.

“Emissions continue to rise, authorities continue on a path to climate chaos and many remain unaware of the threat to our national security. It’s down to us to change course and that’s what our concert audiences talk about.” (Lola Perrin)


Piano Suite IX ‘Significantus’ (Lola Perrin 2016)

Composed from writings by climate change researchers.

With spoken word by Jamie Lee.

Claire Stocks will give a talk and facilitate an audience conversation.


Lola Perrin is a composer, pianist and founder of ClimateKeys, an initiative that combines live music with guest speaker talks and audience dialogue on action on climate change. To date over sixty concerts have been held in thirteen countries. ClimateKeys has a no-fly policy and is performed by musicians collaborating with local speakers. www.climatekeys,com

Claire Stocks is an environmental campaigner, media consultant, and writer, who is heavily involved in the Extinction Rebellion Movement based out of Manchester. She recently left an 18-year career at the BBC and moved into the field of environmental campaigning due to the current climate crisis. She is also involved with programmes to improve the liveability of local communities for instance through enhanced walking, cycling, and public transport provision.

Jamie Lee is a collection of atoms that stumbled upon each other to create a poet, performer and artivist from Manchester. He first engaged with the subject of climate breakdown as part of the Contact Theatre production 'Climate of Fear', a series of performer-written monologues exploring the social, environmental and political impacts of ecological collapse. Following this, shortly after a trip which included snorkelling Australia's Great Barrier Reef and hiking New Zealand's Franz Josef Glacier (through which he gained a heightened appreciation for the fragile beauty of our planet), he discovered Extinction Rebellion, an activist group demanding urgent governmental action on the ecological crisis, and has been campaigning for climate justice ever since.