Hastings & St Leonards Extinction Rebellion activists will be holding pop-up art event at “A Wave of Dreams Arts Lab.” 48 Kings Road, St Leonards TN37 6DY on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th October.

The event will feature the famous pink willow boat “The Polly Higgins” that was made for the Pirate Day Rebellion alongside other climate-inspired art. Artworks will be for sale to help raise funds for the local group. There will be an opportunity for visitors to write a ‘message to the earth’ on recycled cloth, which will be attached to the boat.

Richard Hogg’s Dodo Print, one of the art pieces available to buy at the XR Rebel for Life Pop-up Art event

The event will include a talk from one of Extinction Rebellion’s founders Clare Farrell.

There will also be badge making and block printing workshops.

Ruth Gregory, a local artist and XR activist said:“Helping to create “the Polly Higgins” was a very positive experience for me, meeting local people and making a beautiful piece of communal art together was extremely rewarding. We are facing a climate crisis with the potential to destroy the world. This idea is alarming but talking about it to like minded people encourages me to believe that together we can avoid this catastrophe.”


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