Almost Invisible AngelsJay Griffiths & Mark Rylance

In Almost Invisible Angels, Jay Griffiths & Sir Mark Rylance speak out in praise of insects. Original score composed & performed by Sam Lee & Anna Phoebe. “They do not take the title of angels, being by nature bashful and unassuming, they go by other names – firefly, bee, ant, caddisfly – I wish that everyone who […]

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“We are Climate Canaries” – Liv Torc at THE ANTIDOTE

  We were privileged to welcome Lic Torc, climate change poet and performer, to compere THE ANTIDOTE: our beautiful, creative and furious battle cry against climate inertia, staged by Writers Rebel at the Tate Modern on April 15. Here she explains how the climate emergency puts fire in her belly and how she’s working with […]

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“What are you doing to make the planet better?” – Courttia Newland at THE ANTIDOTE

  Hear author and screenwriter Courttia Newland speak passionately about the climate emergency in a short interview following his performance at THE ANTIDOTE, Writers Rebel’s street literary festival at the Tate Modern on 15 April.     Courttia read an excerpt from Seed, from Cosmogramma: and other short stories – his collection of short stories about […]

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“Feeling less alone in your concern is a really powerful and important feeling” – Raymond Antrobus at THE ANTIDOTE

Here’s Raymond Antrobus MBE, Rathbone Folio and Ted Hughes award-winning poet, speaking to us about the climate emergency. A long time supporter of Writers Rebel and the climate movement, Antrobus wrote for us back in 2020. Read his short piece here.     Raymond performed two poems for Writers Rebel’s street literary festival THE ANTIDOTE, […]

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“There is no rehearsal, the time is now” – Sarah Winman at THE ANTIDOTE

  Listen to acclaimed novelist and lifelong activist Sarah Winman speak passionately about our obligation to act on the climate emergency in this short but punchy interview, recorded following her performance of US inauguaral poet Amanda Gorman’s poem Earth Rise.     Watch Sarah’s compelling performance here.   Or click here to see the entire festival – with […]

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“We Don’t Know Who Will Be the Rosa Parks of the Climate Movement” – Alex Lockwood at THE ANTIDOTE

Here’s acclaimed activist, writer and founder-member of our Writers Rebel clan Alex Lockwood, with a clarion call to action. We’ve vanishingly little time left to mitigate against the worst case climate scenarios so if you’re waiting for your time to act: your time is now.     Alex wrote The Chernobyl Privileges, a story of […]

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“Hope is a group project” – Nikita Gill at The Antidote

Today’s interview is with Nikita Gill, who mesmerised our ANTIDOTE crowd with three poems that find extraordinary in the everyday. She read out her Reasons to Live Through the Apocalypse. What are yours?     Watch Nikita’s full performance here.   Or click here to see the entire festival – with contributions from eminent writers, poets and […]

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“Are WE the endangered species?” Zena Edwards at the Antidote

Listen to the impassioned interview from Zena Edwards following her performance at THE ANTIDOTE, Writers Rebel’s street literature festival. Zena asked us: “are WE the endangered species?”. Her bold performance suggested we use imagination as a vaccine to the climate emergency. Here’s more:     You can watch Zena’s full performance here.   Or click […]

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Lemn Sissay OBE for Writers Rebel’s The Antidote

Here’s Lemn Sissay, OBE, official poet of the London Olympics and all-round legend, at Tate Modern in London on Friday 15 April 2022. He’d just come off stage after giving an amazing, inspiring performance for THE ANTIDOTE, a rebellious literary street festival held during the April 2022 Rebellion.     You can watch Lemn’s full […]

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