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Photo credit: Kerry Ellis and Brian May at the London Coliseum (Photo courtesy of RAW PR)

‘Song For Nature’ climate change concert to be broadcast on Sky Arts

The event was filmed over three days at the London Coliseum.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

After events for the London Climate Change Festival were postponed in 2020, the festival is back with a televised broadcast. The specially created concert, titled 'Song For Nature' will be available to watch on Sky Arts on Earth Day, 22 April.

The London Climate Change Festival was formed by the two-time Olivier Award-winning actress Janie Dee. Speaking about the upcoming broadcast, she said: "We have all, no doubt, realised the value and preciousness of life. To this end this concert, filmed, in place of a live event, displays a collection of great artists compelled to do what they can to focus on mending the Earth."

Performers taking part include a duet from Queen frontman Brian May and West End star Kerry Ellis, Rob Brydon singing "Lullaby" with the English National Opera orchestra, as well as dance sections from Akram Khan and Royal Ballet principal Marcelino Sambé.

There'll also be recitals of environmental texts spoken by David Suchet, Sheila Atim, Michelle Terry and Jonah Hauer King, as well as contributions from leading environmental activists.

Song For Nature was recorded over the course of three days at the London Coliseum. However, original events in 2020 were due to take place at Charing Cross Theatre. When London Theatre spoke to Dee in 2020 about plans for the festival,  she said: "We're hoping that the [festival] will make an impact that's joyful. If we can get the right people around the table, then who knows what could happen. [The festival] is ultimately for the people."

Song For Nature is available to watch on Sky Arts on 22 April.

Photo credit: Kerry Ellis and Brian May at the London Coliseum (Photo courtesy of RAW PR)

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