Womad Earth Station, an exciting new arts and sustainability event to be held in Long Gully, Belair National Park, will open this Friday with a special video address from Peter Gabriel, musician and founder of Real World Records and the WOMAD organisation.
WOMAD (the World Of Music, Arts & Dance) hosts numerous festivals across the globe including Earth Station's sister festival WOMADelaide, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2012. Gabriel’s video presentation, filmed and produced specifically for the festival, will open the Planet Talks Program and will be followed directly by a live Keynote Address by Roy Neel, Chief of Staff for former US Vice President Al Gore.
Throughout the weekend, video clips from organisations and people such as the experimental artist Laurie Anderson, the University of NSW, the WWF foundation in Brazil, the CSIRO, RiAus and the Nature Foundation will screen as a prelude to the Planet Talks sessions.
The Planet Talks program will visit a range of environmentally sensitive topics, which will be explored and debated by some of the brightest minds from around the globe, including topics ranging from 'The Last Time It Got This Hot: The Past Informing the Future' presented by US Geologist Stephen Pekar, a panel discussion on 'Greening in the Community: Case Studies' including speakers Cate Blanchett & Andrew Upton, Tim Jarvis, Scott Kinnear and Stephanie Bolt and “Sustainable Businesses in a Sustainable World” with Giselle Weybrecht, Sam Mostyn and Paddy Manning.
Womad Earth Station will be held at Long Gully Belair National Park, Adelaide from October 21-23
For further information and tickets, visit www.earthstationfestival.com.au