Flying high in face of climate change - The Leamington Observer

Flying high in face of climate change

Leamington Editorial 7th Sep, 2023   0

AN ECO aerial spectacular thrilled festival-goers in Leamington.

Acclaimed Leamington-based dance company Motionhouse performed their dance-circus show Wild at EcoFest in the Pump Room Gardens on Saturday.

Wild, which has been performed around the UK and internationally, explores our relationship with the natural environment, with the cast performing daring acrobatics and dance sequences at the top of a forest of metal poles.

Motionhouse artistic director Kevin Finnan said: “I wanted to explore our impact on the environment, but also to celebrate nature and ask questions about how the wild can still shape human behaviour.”

The annual environmental awareness event, first held in 2019, featured live music, crafts, talks, yoga and wellness sessions, and stalls for local charities and campaigns, encouraging people to make positive changes to improve their own and the planet’s health.

Kevin McGreal, chair of Clean Air Warwickshire, said: “We get to hear about people’s frustrations like lack of progress with cycling infrastructure, poor public transport services and concern about idling.

“We also use the event to help inform a wider audience about the problems of air pollution in the area and nationally.”

More than 4,000 people attended EcoFest.

Harvey Broadbent, who owns sustainable clothing brand Positive Outlook which has a store in the town, said the attendance was higher than he expected which spoke volumes about the growing interest in climate change.



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