Support the Tufton 3Jessica Townsend

A Writers Rebel Campaign On Trial for Causing Criminal Damage to the Home of Dark Money   Extinction Rebellion co-founder Clare Farrell, Professor Rupert Read and I are in the heart of London to perform an act of civil disobedience. Later, we expect to be arrested. I don’t know about the others, but I’m nervous. […]

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#PaintTheLand Launch

Writers Rebel’s Paint the Land project was launched with the help of Booker prize-winning writer Ben Okri, artist-activists Ackroyd & Harvey, Capital Choir, Damon Albarn and countless dedicated volunteers. Okri’s message to world governments, “Can’t you hear the future weeping? Our love must save the world” was grown on an 16x4m carpet of living grass […]

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Can’t you hear the future weeping? #PaintTheLand PerformanceDamon Albarn and Mirabella Okri

Damon Albarn of Blur and Gorillaz joined Mirabella Okri and the Capital Children’s Choir to delivered a reflective performance at Writers Rebel’s Paint the Land launch 25.06.21. Watch it here. #PaintTheLand was launched with the help of Booker prize-winning writer Ben Okri and artist-activists Ackroyd & Harvey. Okri’s message to world governments, “Can’t you hear […]

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Simon Bramwell’s #PaintTheLand launch speechSimon Bramwell

XR Co-founder, Simon Bramwell, delivered an urgent and powerful speech at Writers Rebel’s Paint the Land launch on 25.06.21. Within his speech, Bramwell reminds us why action is necessary and how art can be a powerful agent in this change. #PaintTheLand was launched with the help of Booker prize-winning writer Ben Okri and artist-activists Ackroyd […]

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Ackroyd & Harvey’s #PaintTheLand launch speechHeather Ackroyd & Dan Harvey

Co-founders of Culture Declares and renowned artist-activists, Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey spoke at Writers Rebel’s Paint the Land launch 25.06.21. Within their speech, Ackroyd & Harvey describe the quiet miracle of grass.  Ackroyd & Harvey created a 16x4m living grass banner that was floated on the Thames at Bankside Beach on Friday 25th June […]

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Kelly Hill’s #PaintTheLand launch speechKelly Hill

On Friday 25th June, dedicated activist and organiser, Kelly Hill introduced the crowd to Writers Rebel’s latest project, Paint the Land. #PaintTheLand was launched with the help of Booker prize-winning writer Ben Okri and artist-activists Ackroyd & Harvey. Okri’s message to world governments, “Can’t you hear the future weeping? Our love must save the world” […]

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Ben Okri’s #PaintTheLand launch speechBen Okri

Booker prize-winning novelist, poet and activist Ben Okri made a moving speech at Writers Rebel’s Paint the Land launch 25.06.21. Within his speech, Okri reminds us that love is the only thing that stands between us and extinction.  Okri’s message “Can’t you hear the future weeping? Our love must save the world” was displayed on […]

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Parents for a Future – how do we broaden the movement?Rupert Read

  Walking along the street the other day, I overheard a fragment of a conversation. A mother with a pushchair was saying confidently said to her friend, ‘You know me, I’d do anything to protect my kids’.  It’s a variation of a phrase I have often heard but, just recently, the urge to interrupt and […]

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