21 Nov

(3) Events

21-21 Nov Film
Dance, Girl, Dance: The Short Films Of Georgia Parris. Underwire Festival.

Dance, Girl, Dance: The Short Films Of Georgia Parris. Underwire Festival.

A veteran of Underwire Festival (she won the XX Award in 2014), and having currently premiered her feature film debut Mari at the BFI London Film Festival, writer-director Georgia Parris is a beacon of hard work, talent and singular vision. Incorporating a fascination with dance and movement, her short films are visually driven, empowering tales of women finding themselves, and becoming comfortable and confident with who they truly are. Remember the name, and join us for a joyous evening of celebrating a bright new voice in British filmmaking.

Georgia will be in a Q&A after the screening.

London, U.K. www.underwirefestival.com/events/dance-girl-dance
London, U.K.
21-21 Nov Art

Chrissie Hynde in Conversation. Royal Academy.

Chrissie Hynde is an American musician who is best known as a founding member of the rock band The Pretenders. As singer, songwriter and guitarist, she has been the only constant member of the band since they formed in 1978. The Pretenders have worked with a wide variety of musicians including Frank Sinatra, UB40, Neil Young and most recently Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys. The Pretenders were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.

With forewords by musician and artist Brian Eno and the RA’s Artistic Director Tim Marlow, Adding The Blue is an illustrated volume of Hynde’s paintings, from still-life studies to vibrant abstract compositions that are, in Eno’s words, “full of life, love and discovery”. In this conversation with Tim Marlow, Hynde discusses her rock’n’roll career and her new dedication to painting.

London, U.K. www.royalacademy.org.uk/event/in-conversation-chrissie-hynde
London, U.K.
21-21 Nov Nature
Climate Change: How To Create a Better Future for the world. With Mary Robinson and Lucy Siegle. Portland Hall.

Climate Change: How To Create a Better Future for the world. With Mary Robinson and Lucy Siegle. Portland Hall.

Mary Robinson, the former president of Ireland is on a mission to fight against the menace of climate change. This mission, now presented in her inspiring new book Climate Justice, has led her from Malawi to Mongolia.

In this unmissable conversation with Lucy Siegle, the environmental campaigner and author of Turning The Tide on Plastic, Mary will tell us about her journey, how the agents of change in the battle for climate justice at grassroots level are women, many of them mothers and grandmothers like herself. From Sharon Hanshaw, the Mississippi matriarch whose campaign began in her East Biloxi hair salon and culminated in her speaking at the United Nations, to Constance Okollet, a small farmer who transformed the fortunes of her ailing community in rural Uganda, Mary has met with ordinary people whose resilience and ingenuity has already unlocked extraordinary change.

London, U.K. www.howtoacademy.com/courses/climate-change-create-better-future-world-mary-robinson
London, U.K.