In September, Cape Farewell launches its first international youth expedition, voyaging north of the 79th parallel to the fragile extremes of Svalbard in the High Arctic with twelve students from Germany, Canada and the UK to investigate and raise awareness of the impacts of climate change. In a landmark arts, science and media project the young people will work alongside artist Dan Harvey, Professor Mark Maslin of University College London's Environment Institute and others to develop scientific and creative projects.
A festive event hosted by comedian Marcus Brigstocke with a special maritime send off for the students down the Thames. It marks the departure in October of Cape Farewell's fourth art and science expedition. Musicians, singers, the Cape Farewell youth team and artists past and present, including Vikram Seth, Marcus Brigstocke, Beth Derbyshire, William Hunt, Dan Harvey & Heather Ackroyd and Max Eastley join with David Buckland, founder and director of Cape Farewell, Jude Kelly, artistic director of Southbank Centre and Professor Mark Maslin to celebrate the imminent voyages.
The day is part of Southbank Centre's environment weekend Saving Paradise.
Related website: www.capefarewell.com