This Is A Love Story: A Pop Musical

Dundee Rep Theatre, November 6

A one off live performance of a pop musical about the 200,000-year love story “between Earth and Humanity, from first sparks to today’s abusive relationship” takes place at Dundee Rep but also will be streamed live. With a high-energy score by Jack Godfrey and lyrics by Ellie Coote, both creators of 42 Balloons The Musical, this will not be a downbeat experience.


Enough is Enough Live

November 6, outside Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, 12.30 pm and 1pm

November 10, Cafe 13, Govan Cross Square, 12.45pm

Enough is Enough is not just a performance, it’s a movement. Back in August this year Karine Polwart, the Soundhouse Choir and Oi Musica’s moving rendition of this song of Earth-love went viral. But it was more than a recording it was a call out to school-children, community groups, musicians and anyone who fancied to record their own versions delivering a message to global leaders. Since then a hip-hop interpretation has been aired on BBC and an epic carnival collaboration involving 200 young people from 6 UK cities has been created. In honour of COP26 there will be two live performances by its original creators, one in Edinburgh, the other in Glasgow. In the latter it will be part of a spectacular live street performance with Vision Mechanic's giant puppet, STORM.


The People’s Summit for Climate Justice

November 7-10, at venues across Glasgow and online

A hybrid in-person and digital free programme of events taking place across Glasgow and online, featuring voices from across the world on a whole variety of issues and topics, from how to sue an international fossil fuel company to the impact of aggressive agricultural practices. Many of the speakers are international, some of them from indigenous peoples fighting to protect their native lands.


Glasgow Green Rally for Global Day of Action For Climate Justice

Glasgow Green, 3pm, November 6

After gathering in Kelvingrove Park before, at midday, thousands of activists are set to march to Glasgow Green. There, in a rally hosted by Glasgow’s own Darren McGarvey, they will hear from speakers like Uganda’s Vanessa Nakate and Sweden’s Greta Thunberg. Expect also music performances from Ana Tijoux, Dizraeli and This Is It.


UMA Entertainment’s Special Culture and Climate Event at COP26

St Luke’s Church, Glasgow, November 6

UMA Entertainment, the producers of Live Aid 1984, are staging this event including talks on climate change and live shows by Aurora and Sam Fischer, as well as DJ sets from Andy Cato (Groove Armada), Sarra Wild, Darwin and BEMZ. 80% of the profits from this event, will be donated to Brian Eno’s charity EarthPercent, making grants to the most effective organisations working on the climate crisis.

Extreme Hangout At Cop26

A youth-focused, 11-day climate change conference and entertainment hub, featuring experts, activists, celebrities, artists, musicians – who are all committed to the climate action agenda. Tickets to attend the panels are free and it will be live streamed across the world online. Speakers include extreme swimming activist Lewis Pugh, Bear Grylls and paddle-boarding campaigner Amber Nuttall.

Gaia at Dynamic Earth

Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, till November 8

Luke Jerram’s giant Earth artwork, measuring seven metres in diameter and created from detailed NASA imagery of the Earth’s surface, will be at Dynamic Earth. A glimpse of our home from a distance, as astronauts might see it.

COP26 at GFT

Glasgow Film Theatre, Glasgow

Glasgow Film Theatre hosts an inspiring, moving and engaging series of films about the climate and activism throughout COP. Among them is the powerful and critically acclaimed The Magnitude Of All Things, a documentary about grief. When filmmaker Jennifer Abbott lost her sister to cancer, her sorrow opened her up to the profound gravity of climate breakdown and she started collecting stories from the frontline of climate change. Includes interviews with Greta Thunberg, Extinction Rebellion's Roger Hallam and Anote Tong.

Stitches For Survival

Glasgow Green, November 6

See the work of hundreds of knitters and crafters across the UK, as a 1.5 mile stitched and knitted scarf is put on display across Glasgow Green drying poles, during the Day of Global Action, "We are knitting, crocheting, stitching and crafting 1.5 miles of climate messages for the negotiators to urge them to take bold and binding action together," say the creators. Mass craftivism at its best.


And If Not Now, When?

National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, November 1-14

The National Museum of Scotland is host to an immersive an immersive, reactive, sound and film installation by Edinburgh artists Philip Pinsky and Karen Lamond which allows visitors to experience the hope and possibility of our city streets transformed.