Deep Adaptation: Events


Deep Adaptation: Events

Wednesday 11 April – Saturday 19 May 2018

Deep Adaptation is an ongoing programme of commissions, events, public-realm interventions, talks, workshops and film screenings exploring how current social, political, civic and economic issues can be understood in relation to climate change.

Deep Adaptation Events Programme:

The kind of hope worth having, with Dougald Hine
Wednesday 11 April, 10.30am – 3.30pm
Upstairs room, The Bridge Hotel, Castle Square, NE1 1RQ
What does hope look like, in times like these? When the Arctic sea ice is melting and the libraries are closing down, when Trump is in the White House and Britain is stumbling towards the exit doors of the EU?


crewLaunch of Deep Adaptation Exhibition
Friday 13 April, 6 – 9pm
The NewBridge Project : Gateshead
Join us for the launch of the Deep Adaptation exhibition. See the new artist commissions, get a starter seed capsule, and contribute to a collaborative response exploring questions of resilience, relinquishment, restoration and ‘response-ability’.


img_1103Last Ditch Attempt in Gateshead and Newcastle
Saturday 14 April, 12 – 5pm
Gateshead Town Centre and Northumberland Street, Newcastle
Mobile-seed library Last Ditch Attempt will be set up as a forum for learning and sharing across Newcastle and Gateshead, where artists Lucien Anderson and David Lisser will distribute a number of starter seed capsules.


4_restore-the-soil-cc-howard-stanburyGuided Walk and Podcast Recital: Restore the Soil
Thursday 26 April, 5 – 6.30pm
Start: Gates to St Ann’s Church, Battlefield, Breamish Street
According to the United Nations’ Food and Agricultural Organization, we may only have 60 seasons of soil left. This podcast looks at what we can do locally and globally, and what better ways of living we can practice if we want to restore the soil on which our food depends.


5_food-citizenship-squareFood Citizenship Workshop with Anna Cura of the Food Ethics Council
Friday 27 April, 11am – 2.30pm
Green Room, Ampersand Inventions
Anna Cura from the Food Ethics Council will host a workshop with the objective of answering: “How do we accelerate the transition from consumer to citizen?”


screen-shot-2018-03-04-at-13-03-28Deep Adaptation: Film Programme
Saturday 28 – Sunday 29 April
Star and Shadow Cinema
Two days of experimental and artist films which explore alternative ways of living and creating outside of dominant narratives and mainstream, capitalist society. The programme of screenings, discussions and meals has been developed in collaboration with Leah Millar.


7_lotLast Ditch Attempt at LOT, Ouseburn
Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 April, 10am – 2.30pm
LOT, Allotment 1, Back Stephen St, Ouseburn
Mobile-seed library Last Ditch Attempt will be heading over to LOT, a new multifaceted art space in the Ouseburn Valley. Artists Lucien Anderson and David Lisser will be planting seeds and establishing a long-term test bed for seed harvesting and storage methods.


Ugly Duckling Tasting Menu
Friday 4 May, 7pm
The NewBridge Project : Gateshead
Join us for a tasting-menu with Ugly Duckling. Each delicious course will explore different methods of sustainable food practice, inviting us to experience and consider alternative methods of consumption.


9_1236964_600930549948974_1998765806_nGoing deeper: the human ecology of folk, work and place
Friday 11 May, 2 – 5pm
The NewBridge Project : Gateshead
It can all seem overwhelming at times, the ‘wicked problems’ of climate change, poverty, alienation and oppression. Luke Devlin and Svenja Meyerricks from Glasgow’s Centre for Human Ecology offer some tools for thought and action.


10_restore-climate-cc-duncan-hullGuided Walk and Podcast Recital: Restore the Climate
Saturday 12 May, 12 – 1.30pm (followed by communal lunch)
Start: Quayside, at the middle of the Millennium Bridge
Only those making millions from the fossil fuel industry continue to deny climate change is happening. We all know recycling isn’t enough but how do we start to imagine giving things up, and begin to restore old practices of living in balance with our world.


screen-shot-2017-11-22-at-10-56-18Shift and Signal School
Wednesday 16 – Friday 18 May
Various venues
The Shift and Signal School is three days of workshops, sharing, live recordings, and celebration of our commitment to work together for a flourishing future.


Springboard: What Next for Newcastle, Gateshead and Climate Change?
5.30 – 7.30pm
The NewBridge Project: Gateshead
This “springboard” event at the end of the programme will help us to move forward ideas and explore responses and possible actions that have been produced throughout Deep Adaptation. Come and join the team behind Deep Adaptation to work towards a statement of future intent for a more sustainable, resilient, community-led and flourishing region.



The Late Shows
Saturday 19 May, 6-11pm | FREE, Drop in
The NewBridge Project : Gateshead
Explore the Deep Adaptation exhibition and leave your own responses to questions exploring our relationships to each other and the planet, take part in kimchi making with Ugly Duckling and take home your own starter seed capsule.

The Newbridge Project