1 August 2010, 12 noon ñ 6:30pm
Did you know that the water you are drinking today might have been drunk by a dinosaur? When it comes to water, Nature is the original recycler with water moving in a never-ending cycle, constantly being reused.
The Earth is made up of approximately 80% water but only one percent of this water is fresh, two percent is frozen glaciers and the remaining 97% is saltwater.
‘Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink.’ So goes Coleridge’s Rime of the Ancient Mariner, but what does water mean to us?
August’s Green Sundays explores the depths of water – where it comes from, how we use it, ways to conserve it and what is happening with ocean pollution. We’ll be going outside to the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden ñ a new urban retreat in the heart of Dalston ñ with an afternoon of fun and informative workshops for children and adults alike.
Then it is back to the Arcola Theatre for the UK premier of award-winning documentary A Sea Change. Chock full of scientific information on the acidification of our oceans and ruminations on a world without fish, the feature length film is also a beautiful paean to the aquatic world and an intimate story of a Norwegian-American family whose heritage is bound up with the sea.
Arcola’s Green Sundays is a free bi-monthly event aimed at bringing together like-minded people to learn about the various issues surrounding the green movement in an informal and fun way – all welcome, drop-in anytime.
Both the Eastern Curve and The Arcola Theatre are easily accessible by public transport: Kingsland and Dalston Junction are the nearest Overground stations and a multitude of buses pass nearby including 30, 38, 67, 76, 149 and 243.
The entrance to the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden is through the wooden gate by the peace mural on Dalston Lane, just opposite the new Dalston Junction overground station.
Contact: Arcola Theatre, 23-27 Arcola Street, London, E8 2DJ
Tel: 020 7503 1645