This event is part of ClimateKeys, a glocal initiative launching with over thirty concerts in nine countries during October & November 2017 to raise public engagement with CoP23, the 2017 UN climate talks taking place in November. ClimateKeys, founded by London-based composer pianist Lola Perrin, features concert pianists and climate change experts collaborating in performances that include a conversation with the audience about positive response to climate change. To date, over a hundred concert musicians and expert speakers in twenty countries have joined ClimateKeys. More concerts are being planned through 2018.

16 November 2017 at 7pm
Jordans, UK

Climate change is a somber song. In our greed, we used up the planet's annual allowance of renewable resources by 8 August 2016. Human activity is leading to increasing temperatures, decreasing ice and snow cover, and extreme weather events. More than one million species are now facing potential extinction. By 2030, global flooding may triple. And the UN expects 250 million persons to be displaced by climate change impacts in the next three decades. Yet this need not be the end. Human creativity holds the power to radically alter reality. In Morocco, local communities harvest fog to empower women in drought-ridden indigenous villages. In Kuwait, a team of scuba divers monitor global warming through coral reef preservation. In China, a floating solar farm powers 15,000 homes. In Wales, abandoned coal mines serve as hydropower storage systems. It's time to tell and hear these stories. It's time to change the music. Together, we can be makers - rather than victims - of global change.v (Rebecca L. Farnum)

Jordans Village Community Music Club Series

Jordand Village Hall

Green West Road

Jordans, Buckinghamshire HP9 2SY

Nearest train station Seer Green & Jordans, on the Chiltern Line from London Marylebone

Admission Free

Donations to Jordans Village Village Hall Trust

The programme will include music by Mozart, CPE Bach, Skempton and Brahms on the theme of fantasy and imagination.

ESTHER CAVETT is a pianist, writer and musicologist, and also runs a private coaching practice. She is currently Senior Research Fellow in Music at King’s College, London.

BECCA FARNUM is a doctoral candidate at King’s College London studying environmental activism and community peacebuilding in the Middle East and North Africa.