Venue: Theatre Delicatessen, Sheffield, England
Tickets: £9-12 – book here
As part of the Remembrance Day for Lost Species, join Abi Nielsen and friends for an evening of story and song, in tribute to those species lost forever in this age of extinction.
Featuring the magnetic, award winning folk singer Nancy Kerr, the formidable and wise storyteller Tim Ralphs, and nature-inspired, wind-howling cellist and singer, Sarah Smout. If you heard of one, but don’t know the others, check out our Facebook event page, where we’ll be sharing photos, videos and events featuring all our artists in the lead up to this evening.
When we hear that a fellow earth-dwelling species will never again draw breath, fly, swim, slither, flower or set seed – often due to our own unconscious, disconnected hand – how can we do anything about the overwhelming nightmare, if we do not begin by engaging with the rage and with the grief?
Extinction is studied by scientists. Culturally, however, we risk forgetting the beauty and distinct life of extinct species and our historic relationship with past life forms.
This is a chance to learn and tell the stories of those lost in the sixth mass extinction, and to renew commitments to those remaining.
Since 2011 people have held memorial events, practical conservation projects, art and education activities around the world on November 30th. We will be holding our wake for lost species one week later, on Wednesday 7th December. Please join us. It will be an evening of remembering, and celebrating, those species we have lost and those we are in danger of losing. This is an evening of stories, both sung and spoken, and of hope.