Hello there

We hope all is well with you – and we wanted to let you know that there is now an online option for all those of you who would like to join the premiere of the latest film from Cornwall Climate Care, Living on the Edge, on Nov 21st but can’t be there in person.

Our lovely hosts at Cornwall Film Festival have kindly now enabled a virtual option. If you are interested, please register using the Eventbrite link highlighted in red at the bottom of this email.

You will receive a password-protected link to preview the new documentary at your leisure between the morning of Saturday Nov 20th and the afternoon of Sunday Nov 21st.

You will also receive a second link to join the livestreamed Q&A session with the panel, coming live from the festival in Falmouth at 3.30pm on Sunday Nov 21st. This means you will be able to listen in on the discussion and also post any of your own questions – we will ensure that both questions from the in-person event and the online audience are put to the panellists.

Alternatively (because it is of course preferable to see the films on the big screen and be in the room for the post-film discussion), you may also wish to join us at our other launch screenings coming up soon at:

* Calstock Arts Chapel on November 28th (book here: https://calstockarts.org/event/28-november-screening-cornwalls-climate-stories/)

* Plymouth Arts Cinema on December 11th (book here: https://plymouthartscinema.org/whats-on/cornwall-climate-stories-three-short-films-qa/)

What is the new film about?

Living on the Edge looks at how Cornwall’s seaside communities are facing up to a future of sea level rise and coastal erosion.

This 30-minute documentary is the third film in the Cornwall’s Climate Stories series, and is presented by passionate ultra-runner Emma Hazeldine. It follows her as she runs around the Cornish coast, discovering people and places that are starting to face the impacts of climate change.

Just a few of the stories covered in Living on the Edge include:

· The escalating cost of maintaining the Cornish coast path, which is hugely important to Cornwall’s economy, attracting 2.5 million visitors each year

· A community’s efforts to save a much-loved historic building by moving it brick by brick 100m away from a cliff edge

· Plans to protect the low-lying towns of Mounts Bay with 1.3 million tonnes of sand

· One town’s victory in efforts to stop developments from being built on the edge of its crumbling cliffs

The Q&A panel at the launch event will include the filmmakers, as well as:

· Dave Watkins, Cornwall Council’s flood and erosion risk manager

· Justin Ridgewell, the Environment Agency’s coastal advisor for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

· Sue Sayer, from the Cornwall Seal Group Research Trust

· Matt Slater, Cornwall Wildlife Trust marine awareness officer

· Francesca Churchill-Zerilli from Bude-Stratton Town Council.

To sign up for the virtual launch, please register using this Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/premier-of-living-on-the-edge-cornwall-climate-stories-tickets-211062913857

In order to keep our films accessible to all there is no specific charge to join. However, if you are able to make a donation that would be hugely appreciated and will help Cornwall Climate Care to carry on producing more films and doing outreach work and screenings all around Cornwall.

We are delighted to be part of the Feast Shout LOUDER campaign, designed to send a message from Cornwall to leaders at the crucial COP26 climate talks, which will be getting underway in Glasgow in just a few days’ time.

Bryony has been hard at work creating a short film for this campaign called ‘We Are Living It. What Will You Do?’.

You can check out the film here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdyDht282PU

We will be sharing each of the 12 projects from the campaign on our social media as they are released over the coming fortnight. Please keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter accounts and share the content from there, as this is really what will help get the message from Cornwall out to as large an audience as possible and build public pressure for a positive outcome from these talks – which could be the world’s last good chance to keep global temperature rise within safe limits.

You can see a short film about all of the 12 Shout LOUDER projects here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b83PUJoVVzQ

In other news, we are super excited that our third documentary, Living on the Edge, is also coming out very soon!

This film looks at how Cornwall’s coastal communities are facing up to the future challenges of sea level rise and coastal erosion, and includes some fascinating and surprising stories.

We’re delighted to let you know that Living on the Edge will have its premiere at the Cornwall Film Festival on November 21 at an afternoon event along with a screening of our previous two films, followed by a Q&A session. If you’d like to be among the first to see this film, you can book here: https://www.mormediacharity.org/cornwall-climate-stories

The film will later be available online via our website (cornwallclimate.org) and our YouTube channel – check out our social media for updates on when it’s going online.

More screenings

There will also be a screening of all three films with a Q&A at Plymouth Arts Cinema on December 11 – book your seat here: https://plymouthartscinema.org/whats-on/cornwall-climate-stories-three-short-films-qa/

The three films will also be shown, among many other activities, at the People’s Climate Festival, being held in St Austell on November 27, which promises to be a fantastic event with talks, workshops, stands, food, children’s activities and a screening (on the 26th) of the film ‘2040’. You can find out more information on Facebook or, shortly, here: https://letstalk.cornwall.gov.uk/peoples-climate-festival

We are also looking forward to many other community and event screenings planned over the coming months. Please check our social media or email us for the calendar of what is happening, when and where. Or if you would be interested in hosting a screening and discussion event in your own community or school please do get in touch.

Cornwall Climate Care has just completed its first year as a charity, so we are planning our AGM, which will be held in Cawsand on January 21st.

Please let us know if you would be interested in attending and we’ll send you further information nearer the time.

We are now also offering film screenings and assemblies for secondary schools anywhere in Cornwall or Plymouth. If you are a teacher, parent or student and your school would be interested, please do get in touch.

We also hope to be able to offer activities for primary schools in the near future – again, please get in touch if you are interested.