VPT on ArtCOP beat

Nov 27 2015 | By More

Climate Change special at the Pond

The Village Pub Theatre is to present a one-off performance at Leith’s Pond bar as part of the climate change project ArtCOP Scotland.

It’s Getting Hot In Here takes place on Sunday 29 November, 2015. The day between the Climate Change march and the start of the COP21 UN Climate Change negotiations in Paris.

The Pond, 2-4 Bath Road, Leith, EH6 7JT

The Pond, 2-4 Bath Road, Leith, EH6 7JT

The company will present three international short plays from the Arctic Cycle theatre action project, alongside plays by regular VPT playwrights Sylvia Dow, Helen Shutt, Louise E Knowles, Sophie Good, Ellie Stewart and Clare Duffy.

The three Arctic Cycle scripts are by Bryony Lavery, Neil LaBute and Amahl Khouri. They are from a selection of short plays from dramatists and poets from around the world which have been made available for anyone to perform in November and December as a global project of Climate Change Theatre Action.

The performance takes place in the Pond bar on Bath Road in Leith. The Pond lies in the shadow of the building that used to house the Pelamis wave energy company which went into administration 12 months ago, after failing to secure further funding.

ArtCOP Scotland is an artistic response to the UN climate change negotiations. Facilitated by Creative Carbon Scotland it has events and projects across Scotland.

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Describing It’s Getting Hot In Here as “very special”, VPT’s artistic director Caitline Skinner said: “We are thinking nationally by working with Creative Carbon Scotland to form part of the ArtCop Scotland programme, taking part in global action and presenting our first ever international plays through the Arctic Cycle project.

“As always we are keeping it local by linking up with what is happening right here in Leith with the collapse of Pelamis. Our writers have been absorbing resources and inspiration provided by Creative Carbon Scotland director Ben Twist and we will be performing Clare Duffy’s play Inge.

“The work should be provocative and topical – plus we will have all the usual VPT fun in the cosy surroundings of The Pond.”

Listings and links

Scotland’s Climate Change March
Gather from noon, Middle-Meadow Walk, The Meadows.
Saturday 28 November 2015
March leaves at 12.30pm, heading down Forrest Road, across George IV Bridge and then down the Mound for a rally at the Ross Band Stand.
Details: http://www.stopclimatechaos.org/march

It’s Getting Hot In Here
Village Pub Theatre @ The Pond, 2-4 Bath Road, Leith, EH6 7JT
Sunday 29th November, 8pm (doors 7.30)
Tickets available on the door
All tickets £3.
VPT on facebook: www.facebook.com/PubTheatre/

Full programme details of ArtCOP Scotland events are listed on the website: artcopscotland.com.

Details of Climate Change Theatre Action: http://nopassport.org/climate-change-theatre-action.

The Arctic Cycle website: http://thearcticcycle.org/.

Creative Carbon Scotland works to connect the arts and sustainability for a transformational change to a sustainable Scotland: www.creativecarbonscotland.com.


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