School strikers: Cambridge songbirds sing their climate change laments
It's been a hugely inspirational week for the school striking community: a week ago (September 20) hundreds of school children took to the streets of Cambridge as part of a global day of action, and in the seven days since six million people have marched to demand immediate action on the unfolding ecological emergency. An impassioned speech by Greta Thunberg at the UN - and the vicious responses to it - brought home the gravity of the drama now taking place as governments' desperate attempts to sideline the crisis continue to fail.
Friday was the final day of a week-long vigil for the school strikers - and it was also the day that the Greenpeace 'Local Artists, Global Issues' exhibition began on Christ's Pieces. The show is open all week, it's free, and it's very thought-provoking, not least a poem written after a Frozen Ark talk at Whitemoor Prison.One of those at the talk, known as Darren, then wrote 'Last Chance', which includes the lines:
"Believe who you wish