Updated: Jan 25, 2021
Viewers tuned in on Earth Day 22nd April 2020 here or via our Facebook Event to hear Letters to the Earth: Letters of Love in a Time of Crisis. Watch again below.
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.
For the 50th Anniversary Earth Day celebrations, we're showing our support for environmental protection by releasing over 50 letters sent to us from our latest callout, read by a global community of readers, with some very special guests. On April 22nd 5 videos will be released, as 5 individual chapters:
09:00 | 12:00 | 15:00 | 18:00 | 21:00 GMT
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 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 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 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 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 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 CHAPTER 5
Letter written by Richard Hendrick, read by Danny Sapani Letter written and read by Karen Walkden Letter written and read by Ella Crowley, Australia 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 by Martin Godino, read by Beatriz Romilly, Spain Letter written and read by Joseph Rose Letter written and read by Margaret Rosenau, USA Letter written and read by Lani, 7, France Letter written by Nicola Davies, read by Sylvain Levitte Letter written by Tamara Ashley, read by Morfydd Clark
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.
This online event is part of Letters to the Earth's 1st anniversary celebrations and comes as a response to the current crisis - the global pandemic. 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.
But we need your help. If you've enjoyed our Earth Day video stream of letters please consider making a donation that will go some way towards the production costs and enable us to continue doing our work.
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