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Sarah Nicolls: 12 Years Recital plus Q&A (Livestream)

Wednesday 14 October 2020, 7.30pm



A musical story about the IPCC’s 12 Year deadline to the world

Acclaimed pianist and composer Sarah Nicolls’ new Inside-Out Piano project 12 Years was inspired by the 2018 IPCC Special Report saying we had just 12 years to radically change our behaviour to save the planet. Starting on the second anniversary of the report, 8 October, Sarah launches 12 nights of online performances.

With her striking vertical grand piano, Nicolls combines original music and recorded speech in an absorbing performance. Piano melodies and textures interweave with phone calls between three fictional characters challenging each other to either worry less or do more. We hear from environmental experts, survivors escaping from a wildfire and a glacier melting, eloquent speeches from Greta Thunberg and finally the sound of hope emerging.  There is humour and humanity as well as time for reflection.

In our post-show Q&A, Sarah Nicolls and Sarah Manders (Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Manchester) invite audiences to join an exclusive online discussion about 12 Years and climate change, specifically to talk about what we can all do.

‘What she does should be happening every week of the year’ The Guardian

This is a livestream event, with the additional Q&A taking place over Zoom. Please purchase one livestream pass per household. Sales close on Monday 12 October and your livestream and Zoom links will be emailed to you the day before the event.

Age Guidance: 13 years upwards.

Promoted by RNCM in association with Sound UK. Produced by Sound UK.
Sarah Nicolls is funded by Arts Council England and PRS Foundation’s The Open Fund
Image: Andrew Hasson (photo) and Kate Dressekie (design)


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Wednesday 14 October 2020, 7.30pm - Tickets £5


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