Latitude Festival – Suffolk

July 18, 2019 - July 21, 2019

Project: The Space Shed

In Latitude’s Faraway Forest we’re hosting a fabulous weekend of shows, films, talks, workshops and DJs inspired by the Moon Landings and environmental activism.

Thursday 18 July

7pm – Moon inspired short film screenings for all the family
A Trip to the Moon (1902, CERT U) 13 mins, Space Girls (2018, CERT U) 10 mins, A Grand Day Out (1989, CERT U) 23 mins

Friday 19 July

12pm – Live from the Space Shed: in conversation with Dr Louisa Riches – ‘Chocolate and Ecofeminism’:

Louisa was a founder member of Unlimited Theatre and is now a lawyer and Course Director at Leeds Beckett University researching international human rights. Louisa will be chatting to Unlimited co-founder (and Director of Human Space Flight Operations) Jon Spooner about her recent research trip to Colombia looking at chocolate, peace and ecofeminism. If we’re lucky she might even read us some of her poems.

2pmHow To Save the Planet

Inspired by the Apollo Moon Landings, UNSA’s Director of Human Spaceflight Jon Spooner is trying to work out what we can all do to save the planet. Join him and UNSA’s first astronaut Mini Jon as they shoot for the Moon.

4pm – Live from The Space Shed: in conversation with climate activist and writer Dr Alice Bell

Alice is an environmental campaigner and writer. She heads up the communications team at 10:10 Climate Action, working on a range of projects from community tree planting to solar powered trains. She has a PhD in science communication from Imperial College London and started her career setting fire to bubbles in the Science Museum’s children’s galleries. Her first book ‘Can We Save the Planet?’ is an illustrated guide to the environmental crisis and will be published by Thames and Hudson in Spring 2020 and her second ‘Our Biggest Experiment – an epic history of climate change’ has just been commissioned by Bloomsbury. Alice will be chatting to UNSA Director of Human Spaceflight Jon Spooner about what we can all do to help save the planet.

5:30pm – film screening of Hidden Figures (2016, Cert PG) 2hr7mins

Hidden Figures tells the incredible untold story of Katherine Jonson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – the brilliant African-American women working at NASA who served as the brains behind the launch into orbit of astronaut John Glenn, a stunning achievement that turned the Space Race around.

8pm – late SPACE SHED DJs! Dr Alice Bell of climate charity 10:10 will return to the Space Shed to spin a climate-inspired set. Followed by our residents Frau DJs.

Saturday 20 July

12pm – Live from The Space Shed: in conversation with Rupert Read representing Extinction Rebellion

Rupert Read is a writer and activist who has been a Green Party Councillor and helped write the first draft of the Green 2009 Euro-election manifesto. His talk “This civilisation is finished: so what is to be done?” is currently going viral on YouTube with 100k views. Rupert will be chatting to UNSA Director of Human Spaceflight Jon Spooner about why we should join in with Extinction Rebellion’s civil disobedience to help save the planet.

2pmHow To Save the Planet

Inspired by the Apollo Moon Landings, UNSA’s Director of Human Spaceflight Jon Spooner is trying to work out what we can all do to save the planet. Join him and UNSA’s first astronaut Mini Jon as they shoot for the Moon.

4pm – Live from The Space Shed: in conversation with Dr Alice Bunn, International Director at the UK Space Agency

Alice is International Director at the UK Space Agency and will be sharing what the UK’s plans are for upcoming and future trips to the moon.  Alice is also vice chair of the Council of the European Space Agency, sits on the Board of Directors at the US Space Foundation and is co-chair of the World Economic Forum Future Council on space technology – among many other positions. So if you have any interest in space, join us in the Faraway Forest and ask Alice!

5:30pm – film screening of In the Shadow of the Moon (2007, CERT U) 1hr30mins

In The Shadow of the Moon is the award winning film in which the Apollo astronauts tell the story of the Moon Landings in their own words. Join us at The Space Shed to celebrate the 50thanniversary of humanity’s first steps on the Moon!

8pm – late SPACE SHED DJs! David Edwards aka Minotaur Shock plays a live set of tracks from his new album Mino. Followed by our residents Frau DJs.

Sunday 21 July

12pm – Screening of Our Planet (2019 – cert U) 45mins.

Join us at the Space Shed in the Faraway Forest for a chilled out, Sunday morning screening of the “Forests” episode of the beautiful, ground-breaking and activist documentary series narrated by David Attenborough.

1pm – workshop with Pam Candea of Carbon Conversations

‘Is the Future worth a Conversation?’ This introductory workshop provides a supported safe space to reflect on your attitude and feelings about climate change, and consider potential actions and positive changes you could undertake.

3pm – Space Shed Take Over! We’re handing over The Space Shed to sound+performance artist Melanie Wilson for Radical Mother

Radical Mother combines new writing, climate research, environmental philosophy, singing and sound, together with input from its audience, to build an epic poetic manifesto in answer to the crisis in our natural world. At the heart of the project is the concept of kinship and parenthood. Can we extend our understanding of those human experiences beyond immediate family and species, and build a more just future society for each other and our biosphere?

With singers: Jeremy Avis; Adey Grummet and Kate Huggett

Melanie Wilson is a UK based multi-disciplinary performance maker. Her acclaimed work is founded on the contemporary interplay between sound art, experimental forms of composition, language and live performance, and is under-pinned by political interest. Melanie is currently composing and designing sound for Orlando, an adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s novel by Alice Birch, directed by Katie Mitchell for Schaubühne theatre, Berlin.

5pm – Live from The Space Shed: In Conversation with Dr Milena Buchs

Milena is Associate Professor in Sustainability, Economics and Low Carbon Transitions at the University of Leeds. Milena will be chatting to UNSA’s Director of Human Spaceflight Jon Spooner and answering your questions on how carbon reduction can be done in a socially fair way and how we might (actually) achieve a zero carbon society.

8pm – late SPACE SHED DJs! Our residents Frau DJs end our festival with a space inspired set to launch us back into the universe.