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This month Bristol welcomes successful author and environmental campaigner George Monbiot to the Ansom Rooms for a talk and discussion about the effect humans are having on the planet.
Monbiot is known for his environmental and political activism, having written bestsellers Feral: Searching for Enchantment on the Frontiers of Rewilding and Heat: How to Stop the Planet Burning.
The three-hour event is hosted by web TV channel LOVE IT TV who last year filmed a series of talks from George connecting the dots between climate emergency, mental health and consumerism. At the talk this month, the audience will be able to dig deeper into these topics and learn more about the damage that large businesses, media, advertising and 21st-century consumerism are having on the planet.
As an investigative journalist, Monbiot travelled Indonesia, Brazil and East Africa – his involvement in social movements led to his being made persona non grata in seven countries and being sentenced to life imprisonment in absentia in Indonesia.
He is also the founder of The Land is Ours, a campaign for the right of access to the countryside and its resources in the UK.
Musician Tallulah Rendall will be joining the event, playing interludes before each session. The singer-songwriter is a regular on the festival circuit and the Bristol music scene with her unique blend of folk and rock, and holds regular workshops as a sound therapist.
For those who cannot make the event, the entire evening will be filmed by LOVE IT TV and Angelfish LIVE who will post the content online afterwards.
The talk will last for an hour and will be followed by an 80-minute question and answer session.
Ansom Rooms | March 12 | 7–10pm | £13.52–£21.08 | monbiot.com