Are you concerned about the climate crisis and covid 19?
Do you feel anxious, hopeless, in panic or frustrated?
Do you want the support of a safe-enough group to share?
Then come to the on-line Climate Cafe
In the face of crisis exacerbated by the coronavirus, we will be meeting by Zoom rather than in person. This will mean you need the capacity to be on line. To download zoom go to: https://zoom.us/signup
A central aim of this climate café is to give permission for conversations that are
difficult to have among friends, family and colleagues. We will create an open confidential space for these
difficult conversations that concern our feelings about the climate and coronavirus crisis; for example, feelings of
hopelessness, anxiety, panic and frustration.
The climate cafe starts with a space to share concerns which will lead into story-time. The aim of story-time is to leaven the possible heaviness of these conversations with the creative power of imagination. We will bring a short story each time as a catalyst for thinking and feeling in refreshed and potentially vitalised ways.
A pertinent story is the Decameron by Boccaccio written after the plague epidemic of 1348. Although known for its ‘saucy’ tales, the ‘frame’ story is of a group of young people trying to avoid infection by isolating themselves in a country house and passing the time by telling stories. Following this metaphor, we will aim to bring a story that is both relevant and diverting.