Youth Environmental Activism

Hear from our young environmental activists as they share ways to support the climate movement through Creativity, Care and Community.

Local youth activists, Jemima Longcake and Matthew Cockram, filmmaker Dom Bush and Dr Nici Long, share ways to support the climate movement.

Tickets are free and everyone is welcome. Suitable for all.

About the speakers

Dr Nici Long

Dr Nici Long, Consultant Psychologist works with children, young people and adults, primarily with a focus on supporting people who have had experiences of trauma.

“We live the stories we tell! If we change our stories we change our lives. Hold the pen and write your own story.”

Dom Bush

Dom Bush specialises in remote location film and short form documentary. Dom’s films have been screened throughout the UK festival circuit and abroad, winning dozens of awards, and broadcast on Channel 4 and All4. In recent years Dom has turned his attention to activism through film, telling human and environmental stories that create change, for channels such as the Guardian and the British Film Institute.

Matthew Sowerby

Matt Sowerby is a climate activist, a protest poet, and a coordinator for UKSCN Kendal (now KASTLE). Matt has performed in the Houses of Parliament, and organised a country-wide youth poetry competition. His poem/play Kidz Theez Dayz, which looks at the position of young people in a climate emergency, premiered at greenbelt Festival. Matt was also one of a group of climate activists from the North West to visit the EU Parliament in Brussels to discuss the climate emergency with Green MEPs.

Jemima Longcake

Jemima Longcake is an activist, writer, performer, and has been working with the Kendal UKSCN branch (now KASTLE), since early 2019. She is co-founder of Cumbrian Spoken Word Collective, Sound and has taken work to festivals and venues such as the Edinburgh Fringe, and Lowry Theatre Salford. She has also had work published by The Oxford Scientist, and Young Writers, and is having an anthology published by Olympia Publishers. Her anthology ‘Human Nature’ draws on her experience in the climate