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Posts Tagged ‘Climate Camp’

Christmas Gift Ideas 2012: Best Books for Friends & Family

In my final Christmas round up I bring you a great selection of books: dip into this for those last minute gift ideas. Go on, the shops are still open, you've got time.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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It's here! For my final round up of gift ideas I take a look at a selection of books to give your loved ones for Christmas. You're sure to find something that will suit in this little lot... possibly even for yourself.

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Sanna Annukka The Fir Tree

Best for lovers of illustration:
Finnish/English illustrator Sanna Annukka rose to prominence when she created the famous Under the Iron Sea album cover for Keane in 2006. Her heavily decorative style is instantly recognisable and her newest work, inspired by totems, is included in my round up of best prints for… read more

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Review: London College of Communication Green Week, 6th-10th February 2012

Between the 6th-10th of February 2012 The London College of Communication hosted a vibrant Green Week at its Elephant and Castle building with super special guests such as Supermarket Sarah, Skip Sisters, Garudio Studiage, Magnificent Revolution and Food for Good

Written by Maria Papadimitriou

Urban Farming Installation by second year Interaction & Moving Image students as part of LCC Green Week illustrated by Deborah Moon Within an atmosphere of playfulness and improvisation the London […]

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Deloitte Ignite 2011 at the Royal Opera House: Festival Review

Over the 2nd - 4th September, the Royal Opera House was home again to Deloitte Ignite. Drawn in by the big names, I booked my free tickets and went along. These are some of my personal highlights, and in keeping with this year’s theme, “Just Tell the Truth”, some of the lows as well.

Written by Miranda Williams

Red Dancer by Claire Kearns Mike Figgis held the creative reins at the festival this year. One of the names he had invited along was someone I was keen to […]

Uncivilisation 2011, The Dark Mountain Festival: Saturday Review

A review of Saturday at the second Uncivilisation Festival, held at the Sustainability Centre in Hampshire. Time to think, discuss and feel.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Telling Stories to the Trees by Rima Staines. Last weekend I went to Hampshire for my first experience of Uncivilisation, the Dark Mountain gathering of like minded folks interested in […]

Wilderness Festival 2011: Saturday Review

This year was the inaugural Wilderness Festival, brought to you by people behind Secret Garden Party and Lovebox. It was held on 12th - 14th August at the beautiful Cornbury Park estate near Oxford.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Wilderness Festival by Rebecca Emery. The inaugural Wilderness Festival took place last weekend on the Cornbury Park estate just north of Oxford. The new festival promised big things: a taste […]

University of Brighton Illustration Graduate Show 2011 Review: the Collagists

Beautiful illustrations that used a variety of collaged and photomontage techniques: from Jerome Caine Miller, Rosanna Webster, Anieszka Banks, Chihiro Kyozuka, Hyerim Lee, Zoe Austin and Jennifer Bailey.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Illustration by Rosanna Webster. So much to see at the very professionally laid out Brighton Graphic Design and Illustration Graduate Show at the Rochelle School a few weeks ago. There […]

Just Do It Film: Review

An astonishing movie that goes behind the scenes of climate activism during 2009... from Climate Camp to the COP15 protests in Copenhagen and beyond.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Just Do It by Gareth A Hopkins. Last weekend I went to the premiere of Just Do It in a central London squat: a beautiful old chapel on Shaftesbury Avenue […]

What art says about us: An interview with Silent City

The link between activism and art is at the core of Silent City’s newest venture. We spoke with members Sally Mumby-Croft, Cara Nahaul and Emily Whitebread about their new project, and their plans for the collective.

Written by Jessica Furseth

The new publication from Silent City, ‘Art and Activism’, poses three key questions: Should art be separated from activism? Should art have a political value or function? Should art be […]

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EAT course 2011: Earth Activism Training at Landmatters in Devon, UK

This year the EAT course returns to Landmatters in Devon, co-hosted once more by the wonderful Starhawk and Andy Goldring of the Permaculture Association. But you have to apply fast to get involved! It will be held between August 20th and September 4th 2011 and applications close soon.

Written by Amelia Gregory

EAT participants 2009 at Landmatters in Devon. All photography by Amelia Gregory. Way back in the misty days of summer 2009 I was lucky enough to be chosen to participate […]

Climate Change Documentary: Beyond the Brink

Amelia's Magazine interviews Ross Harrison, the young filmmaker behind Beyond the Brink

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Ross Harrison, Director and Writer of Beyond the Brink, Illustration by Francesca Bourne Beyond the Brink is young filmmaker Ross Harrison’s personal investigation into the debate on Climate Change. After feeling […]

UK Uncut, Green & Black Cross, Black Bloc & the March for the Alternative.

So, what does it all mean? I attempt to pick apart what happened on Saturday 26th March 2011, accompanied by loads of photos of beautiful creative banners and action.

Written by Amelia Gregory

UK Uncut gathers on the South Bank on Saturday 26th March 2011. All photography by Amelia Gregory. Unless you have been living under a rock you will be aware that […]

A post Tin Tabernacle interview with Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou

An interview with Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou, in which they describe the making of the Tin Tabernacle tour video 11 Nights Under Tin, and what to expect next now that they have signed to Heavenly Recordings...

Written by Amelia Gregory

Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou, all photography by Amelia Gregory. Last week Trevor Moss and Hannah Lou held a preview screening for their Tin Tabernacle tour video, titled 11 Nights […]

An interview with singer songwriter Kyla La Grange

Kyla La Grange's debut single Walk Through Walls is released today on Noir and she celebrates tomorrow with a launch party at Notting Hill Arts Club. I visited Kyla at her London management offices to find out more about this talented new star in the making.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Kyla La Grange by Anna Casey. A couple of weeks ago I met with angsty new folk popstrel Kyla La Grange at her management offices in central London. Her slight […]

Happy Birthday Grow Heathrow

Transition Heathrow celebrates one year of nurturing a sustainable community in the path of the third runway at Sipson. Congratulations! Inspiring mini documentary by You and I Films. Illustrations by Rebecca Peacock and Sam Parr.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Grow Heathrow by Rebecca Peacock. Just over a year ago a group of my friends envisioned a radical new version of the Transition Town model. Activists drawn from groups such […]

My Best Albums of 2010

Including albums from Trevor Moss and Hannah-Lou, The Golden Filter, Our Broken Garden, 6 Day Riot and Peggy Sue. All delightfully illustrated too.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Best Albums of 2010 by LJG Art & Illustration. Last year I discovered a whole slew of marvellous new albums. So I thought I would round them up before we […]

Did PC Mark “Flash” Kennedy ensure my arrest as one of the Ratcliffe 114 ?

In April 2009 I was one of 114 activists arrested at the Iona School in Nottingham. Here's my account of what happened, and how PC Mark Kennedy came to be unmasked as an undercover police agent.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Policeman Undercover by Daria Hlazatova. One day a few years ago I agreed to go on an intrepid action to highlight the causes of climate change. I didn’t know where […]

A Crude Awakening shuts down Coryton Oil Refinery

Our addiction to oil is a major cause of climate change and creates all sorts of climate injustice. That's why it's important that we draw attention to the problem. Here's a personal account of the Crude Awakening action on Saturday 16th October, from someone who took part.

Written by Sophia Coles-Riley

Gathering at Waterloo Station. Photo by Amelia Gregory. It’s the day of the Crude Awakening. I walk into Waterloo station on Saturday morning and spot a few familiar faces. We […]

Just Do It: get off your arse and change the world with a Crude Awakening

Both these causes need your help... read more to find out how!

Written by Sally Mumby-Croft

Illustration by Mina Bach In June, Amelia’s Magazine previewed Just Do It: get off your arse and change the world, a feature documentary (in production) from Age of Stupid Executive […]

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Liberate Tate create a Crude Awakening artwork at Tate Modern

On Tuesday 14th September 2010 Liberate Tate yet again staged an intervention in the Turbine Hall to highlight the Tate's sponsorship by BP. This action comes ahead of the Crude Awakening day of protest on Saturday 16th October.

Written by Amelia Gregory

On Saturday October 16th 2010 a whole host of activists are gearing up to take part in a massive demonstration against the crimes of the oil industry in central London. […]

Climate Camp 2010: Twitter Backfires… or does it?

This year the Camp for Climate Action received a grilling from the Guardian Environment Blog on the basis of a few trolls who found our hashtag feed. This is my version of what happened.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Our best 3G signal for getting onto the internet was found at the top of the rise. All photography by Amelia Gregory. Since I’ve returned from Climate Camp in Edinburgh […]