Change Festival

The Bird Show

The Bird Show

CHANGE Festival arrives at Warwick Arts Centre in Coventry 18 – 20 October 2019. This new event, quite unlike any other, brings together world-class shows, talks, comedy and workshops - with the aim to inspire visitors to imagine a better, more positive future for all.

The festival gathers performers, speakers and audiences from the West Midlands and beyond to imagine, play and explore. There will be some familiar faces and new performances enjoy, with over 20 inspirational events to choose from - because we all deserve to feel hopeful about the future.

CHANGE Festival producer Becky Burchell says, “CHANGE Festival will offer a better story about our future. Much of our current popular culture - TV, movies, news, theatre - paints a picture of a bleak, dystopian future where humanity is tearing itself apart. It’s time to tell a different story - one that stretches our dreams and inspires courage and hope. Through this festival we hope to inspire visitors to imagine a better way of living – better communities, better food, better homes for us and the generations to come.”

Sam Duker

Sam Duker

Highlights of CHANGE Festival include:

  • Premiere of ‘The World We Made’, an urgent new play about our future, set in 2050 and based on environmentalist Jonathon Porritt’s seminal book of the same name.

  • A special comedy evening to ask, ‘What Will Tell Our Grandkids?’ - a hilarious exploration of the conversations we will having in years to come.

  • ‘Soonchild’, a family show by dynamic company Red Earth, tells the story of a shaman who feels out of step with the modern world and sets out on a quest to find the forgotten ‘world songs’, which are essential for the world to exist.

  • An all-female team of 14-17yr Coventry trailblazers have invited a panel of transformational women to share their bold, courageous and motivational stories for ‘MetamorphoSISTER’ – a specially curated event for young audiences. This event is part of Positive Youth Foundation.

  • New discussion series, with speakers from the West Midlands and beyond, will explore ‘Imagine Eating Better’, ‘Imagine Living Better’, ‘Imagine Dressing Better’, ‘Imagine Better Nature’ and ‘Imagine Feeling Better’ to enlighten and enliven.

Sam Lee

Sam Lee

CHANGE Festival is a not-for-profit event that has been created by Arts Producer Becky Burchell. The festival is administered by the Heart of England Community Foundation, and in partnership with Warwick Arts Centre. The event is also supported by Arts Council England.

For full programme details visit: CHANGE Festival and follow on social media: facebook.com/changefestival.

Chris Sanders