Siren Calling

29th February-1st March 2020: just think what we could achieve with this 'extra' day!

On the 2020 leap year we have a ‘proposal’: support an Aldeburgh gathering for young people on our coast who will inherit some of the big issues of our time.

Siren Calling on 29th Feb-1st March, will follow up Siren Festival to help our young people find their own ‘siren’ voice, to speak clearly about their future.

Through Siren we want to explore how our young people will tackle:

  • Changing climate
  • Coastal erosion
  • Plastic pollution
  • Homes, jobs and the living planet

To do this we will invite local professionals to offer their services to run vital workshops for young people on self-confidence, public presenting, speaking, organising, film-making, event planning, music-making and more.

Workshops will be either actual or virtual or a combination of both, and if desired, we will develop a gathering/conference for our young people, aiming to help them to formulate their vision for the future of the coastal and marine environment and the communities it supports.

Our vision is that future Siren Festivals will be organised by or with the support of young people.