XR London: Play Piano for the Planet

when

16 April 2019
11:00 - 17:00 (UTC +01:00)

where

Waterloo Bridge, London, United Kingdom

hosted by

Extinction Rebellion

“Climate change is moving faster than we are” UN Secretary-General António Guterres

“Our house is on fire” – Greta Thunberg (teenager who has inspired a million children to strike over climate)

And Greta’s right – we all have to make a lot of noise to make our leaders realise the climate crisis is URGENT!

That’s why we’re moving a grand piano into the street in Westminster on 16th April, and we’re going to play it non-stop to make beautiful sounds right in the government’s ears!
Your music will be filmed to reach an international audience.

TALENTED PIANISTS – WE NEED YOU!
Whatever your style , whatever your calibre – join us to perform music of your choice, in a soul-stirring tribute to the Earth.

I WANT TO PERFORM, WHAT NOW?
1. Click the event GOING button
2. Sign up here
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1PQ55cdCzrg_2Lv9gVN2z4Hov0F_WjFcLRZjiHwpelf4/edit
Any questions please email lola@climatekeys.com

We will contact you with the location and timings closer to the day. If it’s raining we aim to have a back-up venue.

ABOUT THE CREATORS
ClimateKeys is a global initiative with a no-fly policy and has so far triggered over 60 events in 13 countries in which musicians and climate change experts collaborate to lead discussion on action on climate change. ClimateKeys is pleased to create PIANO FOR THE PLANET to support Extinction Rebellion’s mass peaceful civil action commencing on 15th April.

http://www.climatekeys.com/playpianofortheplanet
www.rebellion.earth

ABOUT THE CLIMATE CRISIS
“Climate change is now reaching the end-game… The issue is the very survival of our civilisation.” Prof Hans Joachim Schellnhuber.

“The facts about our ecological crisis are incontrovertible. We must take action” say notable leaders including previous Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/oct/26/facts-about-our-ecological-crisis-are-incontrovertible-we-must-take-action

2019 is arguably our last chance to drive policy and culture change so as to achieve the ambitious targets set out in the UN’s IPCC 2018 report which describes the enormous harm that anything above a 1.5°C rise in global temperature would cause. It told us that limiting to 1.5°C may still be possible yet requires “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society”.

The problem though: we’re not on track. Carbon emissions haven’t stopped rising and temperatures are heading towards 3°C. If we continue on our current course, future changes in climate could be dramatically abrupt and irreversible, seeing mass migrations, crop failures and unprecedented disasters. This is already putting pressures on the ecology, with 200 species going extinct every day due to habitat loss as well as change in climate. A 2018 study of British mammals found that 1 in 5 could be extinct within a decade.

It’s time to increase ways to shift the global narrative and generate the necessary political will.

Photo credit: Michael Kay

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