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Climate Home, what’s it all about right?

Climate home was created in a bid to find new creative explorative ways to tackle, debate and bring awareness to the climate injustice we as humanity face at the current moment.

It was a projection of what the future could look like for many of the young aspiring creatives involved and a vessel for unlocking potential that is stored inside of all of us.


Local young people from Lewisham borough took part in actually building the space, including a stage piece by piece from the ground up, for performances that they also programmed into Climate Home. These performances included theatre productions, poetry/spoken word, music, a fashion show and lots more.

During Climate Home the Sounds Like Chaos Young Associates and other local young creatives were given the chance to not only take part in activities but were also invited to assist with planning meetings, managing as well as programing. The creatives involved were given the space and freedom to curate and create their own performances, lead their own workshops, upskill and learn from their peers as well as having the chance to gain experience events assisting. 

In a nutshell Climate Home was a space created by young people for young people and run by young people.


I am positive that during the whole project all of the young people involved learned more about themselves in a professional creative context as well as developing their confidence in whatever they do creatively

Everyone who took part in Climate Home is now very much climate aware and are taking steps towards making the planet a better place starting with their local community. This energy will continue with them into the future and if given the opportunity to return Climate Home will be back bigger and better to allow a chance for more young people to unlock their inner potential, display their talents and be part of a growing community. A community that takes their planet's welfare as seriously as their own personal wants and needs.

For me, the best part of Climate Home was being privileged enough to see all the workshops that were run by young associates for younger children in the borough of Lewisham, discovering what skills they have to offer and witnessing them grow in their confidence and leadership skill. A group called “The Unknown '' led brilliant dance workshops, another young associates Rofeda  wrote and performed her own play alongside running film and content creation workshops. One of our young associates Cleo ran a sustainable fashion workshop while her twin sister Zoe focused on demonstrating and teaching how to create Zine’s. I even had the opportunity to lead the Sounds Like Chaos company alongside my colleague Indi on a devising journey that birthed the short physical theatre piece called “Do you Mind? “a play that focused on mental health. 

Climate Home is a space that must and will grow to reach many more young people and audiences through the UK and internationally to highlight the importance of growth, Climate Justice and how art can be used as a positive force and outlet for climate activists as well as just about anything.

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