Date(s) - 15/10/2021 - 16/10/2021
Will you be part of raising a collective voice for climate, racial and social justice?
The Walking Forest team at City of Culture invite Coventry & Warwickshire Women inspired by nature to be part of Walking Forest Coventry – a street-based, city-wide mobile performance happening from dawn to dusk on the 15th and 16th October 2021 created with local women.
Will you stand up for Nature in Coventry?
They invite you to carry a felled tree as it moves through the streets of Coventry – an act of endurance and love for the planet and future generations. Planting seeds of courage across the city as we move.
Be part of a unique experience. Find your voice.
There are many ways to join in:
Walking Forest walker and Tree Carrier – This is an act of endurance, love and ceremony and there will be many breaks and stops along the walk. We all have different voices, physical abilities and stamina and this will be taken into account as we carry the tree together. This is an inclusive engagement opportunity where we will work as a group. Care for ourselves and valuing each other’s contributions will be at the heart of this event.
Walking Forest Steward – This is an important role, supporting the Walk and all activities that happen under it and talking to and engaging with passers-by and handing out information.
Walking Forest Wellbeing Volunteer – A practical and caring role including welfare of participants, making and mending props and costumes and other tasks to keep everybody nourished .
Walking Forest Witness – Just come along on the day to watch, witness or walk for some of the route. Leave your details we will send info of route and and just come along on the day
They ask you to commit to:
- One days’ rehearsal and workshop 10am-5pm on either Saturday 2nd or Sunday 3rd October
- 12th October: attend a morning, afternoon or evening of costume making, tree carrying and group work
- 13th October: all day workshop and rehearsal 5.30- 8.30pm (essential for all)
- Attending Walking Forest ; 7.30am – 1.30pm or 1pm – 7pm slot either Friday 15th or Saturday 16th October (or both days)
You will work with other women and those who identify as women of all ages, backgrounds and abilities – no previous experience required.
As a voluntary opportunity we will cover reasonable costs for travel and nourishing food will be provided. We can also support individual access needs as required.
Click here to fill in the form and let us know when you are available (Deadline: FRI 1 OCT 2021)
They will be hosting an online drop in session on Monday 27th 6.30 – 7.15pm https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81438073259
You can also contact them directly on 02476 998 221 395 – during office hours and leave a message and we will return your call with 24 hours or please email Amber.Merrick-Potter@coventry2021.co.uk
Green Futures Programme Coordinator, Coventry City of Culture Trust
Coventry City of Culture Trust, 2 Croft Road, Coventry, CV1 3AZ