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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