27 September 2019
On Friday, 27th of September, Culture Declares Emergency organised ‘Rally For The Imagination’. Many people braved the rain to join the rally in front of The National Gallery in Trafalgar Square, London.
“ The rally was in response to Caroline Lucas’ Letter to the Earth in which she says that although it’s “not an easy thing to admit… politics has failed” in addressing the urgent action needed to tackle the climate and ecological emergency. She goes on, ‘Political failure is, at root, a failure of imagination’.
Asking for direct help from the Culture sector, Caroline Lucas asks artists to “paint the positive pictures of how the world could be – and to tell the vivid and compelling stories that show us that, when people come together and act, there is always hope”. “
#LetterstotheEarth feature some of the Letters of love, loss, hope and action written by over 1000 people worldwide - from 4 year olds to great grandparents, authors, scientists, nurses and actors in response to the emergency.
Letters to the Earth will be published on sustainably sourced paper (FSC) and all royalties will go towards ongoing creative campaigning for environmental justice.
Find out more about the campaign at www.letterstotheearth.com.