Southampton Climate Cafe
Community, Free, In Person, Peer Networks, Workshops
Sunday 16th July 2023 2:00pm - 4:00pm
God's House Tower Town Quay Road SO14 2NY
About the event
Our Art for Climate Action programme explores the role that art has to play in encouraging people to connect with environmental issues and bring about meaningful change in perceptions and behaviours. This Climate Cafe provides an opportunity to come together in this supportive and confidential space to get together and start an honest conversation about how our converging climate and ecological challenges make us feel. A professional facilitator will guide the sessions and give you an opportunity to talk and time to process your feelings alongside others who feel the same – you are not alone.
About Southampton Climate Cafe
What do you do with your knowledge of the climate and environmental emergency?
Do you try not to feel or think about it, struggle with eco-anxiety, or are fearful of addressing your feelings about this challenge?
Climate Café is the space for people explore how these topics make us feel. This is not the place for judgement or comparing what actions we currently take, although it can be an empowering space to take the first steps towards climate action.
This event is suitable for ages 16 and up. In order to create a safe and confidential space, it is encouraged to stay for the whole session.
The sessions is led by a professional team consisting of trained psychotherapists who organise Climate Cafés across Southampton and Hampshire.
What to expect
We will meet at God’s House Tower (GHT) at 1.45pm. Feel free to grab and drink and make yourself at home. The group will start to assemble and find a quiet place to meet shortly after 2pm.
The artwork for this exhibition can be found in the Main Gallery and Project Space which are both served by a lift and will be open all evening. Please be aware, the Main Gallery and Project Space will have very low lighting.
The ground floor bar and cafe to GHT have step free access from Town Quay Road. For information on parking and travel please visit the Plan your Visit page of our website.
If you’d like to familiarise yourself before your visit you can take a virtual tour of the spaces on our website. You’ll also find a visual story so that you know what to expect and how to identify members of the GHT Team. Please note that the Stories Behind the Stones exhibition will not be open for this event: https://godshousetower.org.uk/accessibility-at-ght/