“take the Celebrate culture understand shortfalls/ challenge and then come to the festival”.
Date and Time: 31st Oct 1pm to 4pm – drop in and mingle
Venue: Finsbury Park – South end near the Finsbury Park underground, overground and bus station.
Atmosphere: Celebrating the Worlds wonderful cultures with flags, costumes and placards. Providing a space for Haringey people to understand how Country’s pledge fall short, think about what they could be and send their voice to the Conference in Glasgow.
The festival is the culmination of the Celebrate Culture, Understand Shortfalls programme. Take the challenge at the Celebrate Culture, Understand Shortfall page to follow quick steps to find out what a Country emits and what it says it will do. Sign up to represent a Country you care about, or come along on the 31st and talk to people who have thought about the shortfalls and want to tell the leaders to save our planet.
Bring flags, costumes, picnic rugs flasks and snacks.
• 1pm Opening ceremony by TBA
• 1.30pm Speech about the shortfalls and the importance of COP26 by TBA
• 2pm Open Air Peoples Assembly ‘What have participants discovered as the root causes of the Shortfalls?’
• 3pm Award of Certificates for categories such as ‘Best Costume’, ‘Best investigation’, ‘Best under 12s work’ (final categories to be decided)
The theme is the World in Union
For background this commemorates South Africa winning the World Rugby Cup in 1995 presented by a black president after years of Apartheid and the words are:
There’s a dream, I feel
So rare, so real
All the world in union
The world as one
One mind, one heart
Every creed, every colour
Once joined, never apart
Searching for the best in me
I will find what I can be
If I win, lose or draw
It’s a victory for all
It’s the world in union
The world as one
As we climb to reach our destiny
A new age has begun
We may face high mountains
Must cross rough seas
We must take our place in history
And live with dignity
Good people in Haringey can talk together and together raise their voices to demand an end to climate damage and the start of a clean, green world.