Forecast 2023 is an international hybrid symposium at City Hall on Friday 19 May featuring writers, artists, scientists and cultural commentators to explore the nature of the stories we tell and how they help shape our planet’s future.
World-leading scientists, writers, artists and cultural commentators include keynote by writer Ben Okri and mythical author and artist of ‘Storyland’ Amy Jeffs, artists Julie Freeman, Samson Kambalu, Melanie Manchot, Raqs Media Collective and Gavin Turk, UCL scientists Prof. Mark Maslin and Prof. Priti Parikh, and Caroline Edwards and journalist Aaron Bastani reflecting in these uncertain times on future-focused storytelling to navigate global challenges.
Young people aged 18-25 from Newham will also join us to explore the big themes of the day, in satellite sessions led by some of London’s innovative climate thinkers: Repowering London, Conservationist Dimuthu Meehitiya and London-based visual artist Camille Aboudaram. They will explore ideas around energy supply, biodiversity and climate activism, propelling their thinking out into the wider ‘Forecast’ audience at a number of collaborative moments on the day.
For your visit
Thames Barrier Park
This dramatically-landscaped park is the best place to watch the Thames Barrier in action.
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Food & Drink
Thai restaurant overlooking the docks, with a Polynesian-style cocktail bar.
The Khaadraas Supper Club
Friday 23 February 2024
Cyrus and Pervin Todiwala are inviting you to join them in the celebration of the Lunar New Year, “The Year of the Dragon”
Art & Culture
Public Lantern Making workshops
Saturday 24 February 2024
Opportunity for children to create glowing lanterns to accompany an Ancient Greek Olympic Chariot puppet