PROMINENT speakers will come together to discuss how the arts and culture sector can implement change in their practices to be more climate friendly.

The Bradford Arts and Culture Climate Symposium will be held at Bradford Cathedral on Monday, and will host discussions, panels and performances from local, national and international artists and speakers from across the creative industries.

Speakers will include Pakistan’s humanitarian 'architect for the poor', Yasmeen Lari and Naho Mirumachi from Kings Water Hub who will share global perspectives on the water crisis.

There will be performances by Sufi musician Sarah Yaseen, exploring faith and climate, in conversation with Bradford Cathedral and Eco-Sikh UK. BBC 1xtra future figure 2022 Adjei Sun and writer and former Young Poet laureate Selina Nwulu will be sharing poetry on social and environmental justice.

Climate-related case studies will be presented by organisations from across the UK, including Kew Gardens, Arts Catalyst and Invisible Dust. Seetal Solanki from Ma-tt-er will explore climate literacy.

Councillor Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council’s Healthy People and Places Portfolio Holder, says: “The arts, culture and heritage sector is uniquely positioned to inspire and motivate us to respond to environmental issues, by offering new ideas and perspectives that challenge us all and drive a change in habits.”

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