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Cape Farewell: Culture and the climate challenge. Imax Cinema, Science Museum, London

This September Cape Farewell launches its 2008 Arctic expedition.

Musicians including Laurie Anderson, Vanessa Carlton, Jarvis Cocker, Feist, Ryuichi Sakamoto, KT Tunstall and Martha Wainwright, join artist Sophie Calle, comedian Marcus Brigstocke, poet Lemn Sissay, beat-boxer Shlomo, architect Sunand Prasad, composer Jonathan Dove, and playwright Suzan Lori Parks, to make up a 40 strong international team.

Our destination is Disko Bay, west Greenland, where the challenges of climate change leave their strongest mark. Science teams from the National Oceanography Centre and the British Geological Survey embark upon a full programme of work while the creative team will set about turning the facts of climate change into a human story. It is the way we live our lives that has caused climate change and the solution to a potentially devastating reality has become a cultural challenge.

In this Dana Centre event, Cape Farewell director, David Buckland, will talk about the upcoming ambitious expedition, show film clips from the ice strewn 2007 east Greenland voyage on the IMAX screen and introduce the 2008 team. Professor Chris Rapley, director of the Science Museum will open the event and facilitate a Q&A with members of the crew and the audience.
Tuesday 16th September
19.00 – 20.30
Free entry


Science Museum,
Exhibition Road,
South Kensington, London, SW7 2DD

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This event is part of the Science Museum’s Dana Centre programme.




On their return the voyagers will be back at the Science Museum's Dana Centre, on the 21st October, an evening with the scientists, artists and writers reporting back on the successes and challenges of the expedition.


Disko Bay Expedition
Follow the team live at www.capefarewell.com


Daily blogs, photographs and video – will be posted onto the website as the journey unfolds. All blogs, images and videos will be available via RSS feeds.
Cape Farewell's Disko Bay expedition departs to the west coast of Greenland, 25 September 2008. Musicians KT Tunstall, Laurie Anderson, Feist, Robyn Hitchcock, Jarvis Cocker, Vanessa Carlton, Martha Wainwright, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Beatboxer Shlomo Composer Jonathan Dove, Comedian Marcus Brigstocke, Theatre Makers Mojisola Adebayo and Suzan Lori Parks, Artists Jude Kelly, David Buckland, Kathy Barber, Sophie Calle, Julian Stair, Tracey Rowledge, Michèle Noach, Chris Wainwright, Architects Sunand Prasad, Francesca Galeazzi, Poet Lemn Sissay and Film Director Peter Gilbert, BBC Presenter Quentin Cooper, Senior Lecturer (Open University) Joe Smith, Activist David Noble join oceanographers Simon Boxall, Emily Venables and geosciencist Carol Cotterill for a journey to the Arctic and the frontline of climate change.

Aboard the science research vessel, the creative and science team will travel from Kangerlussuaq up to Disko Bay. The boat will then voyage north towards the Jakobshavn Glacier, one of Greenland's largest glaciers moving at a faster rate than ever before, losing 20 million tons of ice every day. The ambition of the expedition is to inspire the creative team to respond to climate change both in the Arctic and on their return.

In 2007, there was record loss of the sea ice at the North Pole. Recent satellite images show that this year's figure could exceed the 2007 demise of the Northern Ice Cap. Cape Farewell asks our best creative minds to develop a cultural solution to this potentially devastating climate reality.

Onboard science crews from the British Geological Survey and National Oceanography Centre will complete science research, mapping the ocean currents and analysing the Greenlandic seabed. Film Director Peter Gilbert will be documenting the journey making a film for Sundance TV Channel on his return.


British Council Esmée Fairbairn Southbank Centre RSA Crafts Council Arts Council England

Science Museum Dana Centre Ashden Trust National Oceanography Centre Eden Project

British Geological Survey The Bromley Trust Natural Environment Research Council University of The Arts, London


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