Earth Day 22 April 2020
Time & Location
Letters to the Earth: Letters of Love in a Time of Crisis
In these moments of separation, stillness and unknown, Letters to the Earth is an opportunity to reconnect and for a new story to emerge.
For our key workers, neighbours, faraway friends and family. For yourself, for others and for the Earth: Letters of love, support and hope are needed.
On Earth Day we released premieres of over 50 letters, read by a global community of readers with special guests. Released as individual chapters at intervals throughout the day, these videos are in support of environmental protection around the world.
These are letters received from our spring 2020 callout.
What do you want to say?
What needs to be heard?
Keep writing your letters.
09:00 GMT : chapter 1
Letter written and read by Kitty O’Meara, USA
Letter written by Nadiya Atkinson, read by Hannah Scott
Letter written and read by Heidi, 9
Letter written and read by Georgia Bird
Letter written and read by Colin Brown
Letter written and read by Jay Crangle, New Zealand
Letter written and read by Patrick Barlow
Letter written by Emma Palmer, read by Sudha Buchar
Letter written by Fiona Glen, read by Jessica Hynes
12:00 GMT : chapter 2
Letter written by Maria Beadell, read by Hardeep Koli and Siobhan McSweeney Letter written and read by Irene, Greece
Letter written and read by Pau Deplanet, Chile
Letter written and read by Isioma, 11
Letter written and read by Nell Barlow
Letter written and read by Rupert Read
Letter written and read by Anastasiia, 9, France
Letter written and read by Natasha Dahlberg
Letter written and read by Winifred Mok, Hong Kong
Letter written by Jackie Collins, read by Annette Badland
Letter written and read by Amlanjyoti Goswami, India
Letter written and read by Tyrone Huggins
15:00 GMT : chapter 3
Letter written by Lynn Angur, read by Naomi Wirthner
Letter written and read by Megan Murphy, USA
Letter written and read by Lucas de Oliveira, Brazil
Letter written and read by Veronika Schmidinger, Germany
Letter written by Camilla Makhatcheva, read by Sasha Alexis, Russia
Letter by Ashraf Fayadh, read by Adam Bakri, Palestine
Letter written and read by Freya Mavor, Scotland
Letter written by Juliet Gilkes Romero, read by Martina Laird
Letter written by Jehane Markham, read by Chiarag Lobo
18:00 GMT : chapter 4
Letter by Tamara Ashley, read by Dolly Webb
Letter written by Dr Chris Newman, read by himself, Dr Claudia Del Gamba (Italy), Prof Lachlan McIver, Dr Angie Sadeghi (USA), Dr James Hospedales (Trinidad) and Dr Gemma Newman
Letter written and read by Azul-Valerie Thome
Letter written and read by Rebecca, Italy
Letter written by Sue Hardy Dawson, read by Kiki May
Letter written by Emma Cameron, read by Alison Steadman
Letter written by Caroline Lynch, read by Charlie Beck
Letter written by Ben Okri, read by Noma Dumezweni
Letter Dedicated to Joan and Tom Dickens, read by Lee Ross
Letter written and read by Viktoriya Valcheva
Letter written by Mary Benefiel, read by Thusitha Jayasundera
21:00 GMT : chapter 5
Letter written by Richard Hendrick, read by Danny Sapani
Letter written and read by Karen Walkden
Letter written by Anna Orridge, read by Ken Nwosu
Letter written by Kelly Hill, read by Sarah Hadland
Letter written and read by Jojo Mehta
Letter written by Caroline Mellor, read by Ubah Egal
Letter written by Kathie Conn, read by Jennifer Lim
Letter written and read by Joseph Rose
Letter written and read by Margaret Rosenau, USA
Letter written by Nicola Davies, read by Sylvain Levitte
Letter written and read by Lani, 7, France
Letter written by Martin Godino, read by Beatriz Romilly, Spain
Letter written by Tamara Ashley, read by Morfydd Clark
Letter written and read by Ella Crowley, Australia
Co-Curated and Co-Directed by Jo McInnes and Kay Michael
Edited by Hannah Lovell
Made with the support of the Donmar Warehouse and featuring as part of the UN75 Moderated Dialogues: The Future is Unwritten.
This online event is part of Letters to the Earth's 1st Anniversary celebrations and comes as a response to the global pandemic, recognising that right now both humanity and the planet are at a crossroads.
Our own work has been affected by lockdown. We were due to be performing at the Roundhouse in May and across various festivals over the summer, but with all gigs cancelled we are suffering from a great loss of income. We believe in what we do: creating inclusive and global creative community in response to the climate and ecological emergency. And so we will continue.
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