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Tour Dates
& Booking

Sat 21 Mar 2020
5:00PM
GATESHEAD
Tue 24 Mar 2020
7:30PM
BRADFORD
Fri 03 Apr 2020
8:00PM
LONDON
Thu 30 Apr 2020
8:10PM
READING
Mon 05 Oct 2020
7:30PM
BURY ST EDMUNDS DATE TBC
Thu 08 Oct 2020
7:30PM
BRISTOL Date TBC
Mon 12 Oct 2020
8:00PM
EXETER DATE TBC
Fri 16 Oct 2020
7:30PM
MANCHESTER
Tue 20 Oct 2020
7:30PM
BRIGHTON
Sat 24 Oct 2020
7:30PM
CARDIFF

In response to the COVID-19 situation, a digital alternative has been made available for Sage, London and Reading dates. Rescheduled dates to be announced asap for Exeter, Bristol and Bury St Edmunds.  

Acclaimed pianist and composer Sarah Nicolls' new Inside-Out Piano project 12 Years was inspired by the 2018 IPCC Special Report that said we had just 12 years to radically change our behaviour to save the planet.

With her striking vertical grand piano, Nicolls combines original music and recorded speech in a compelling performance. Piano melodies and textures interweave with phone calls between three fictional characters challenging each other to either worry less or do more. We hear from environmental experts, survivors escaping from a wildfire and a glacier melting, eloquent speeches from Greta Thunberg and finally the sound of hope emerging.

Sarah and leading climate scientists/activists local to each venue invite audiences to share thoughts and possible actions in a post show chat. 

See list of speakers below.

“This should be prescribed viewing/watching/listening for anyone even remotely concerned with the welfare of our planet.” Ciaran Ryan, Galway Jazz Festival

#12yearspiano

12 Years speakers:
GATESHEAD - Prof Hayley J Fowler / Newcastle University
LONDON –  Anna Hughes / Flightfree2020
READING – Prof. Ed Hawkins / Show Your Stripes via Zoom
EXETER –Prof. Richard Betts MBE / MET Office 
BRISTOL – Richard D Pancost and Jo House / Cabot Institute
BURY ST EDMUNDS – Rupert Read / Extinction Rebellion

MANCHESTER – Prof. Julia Steinberger / University of Leeds
CARDIFF – Dr. Liz Bagshaw / Cardiff School of Earth and Sciences

Artwork: Kate Dressekie

Read more

12 Years | Sarah Nicolls

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