Geographers go to Glastonbury!

Wednesday, June 7, 2023 - 08:30

Maynooth Geographers have been successfully accepted to present at Glastonbury Festival, the world’s largest greenfield music and performing arts festival with attendance of over 200,000 people. The team from the Department of Geography and ICARUS - Michelle Curran, Samantha Hallam, Shirley Howe, Tara Quinn and Nick Scroxton, collaborating with Anthony Cleary from Design Innovation and Duncan Casey from MaynoothWorks – will present an interactive climate communication experience titled The Circus of Climate Horrors in the vibrant Green Futures area at Glastonbury. Festival goers will experience a mini-big top decked in the climate stripes to illustrate the warming the world has undergone since 1850, and filled with large-scale games including the Sea of CO2, Great Wall of Atmosphere, Wheel of Global Warming, and Sea Level Rise Puzzler. Currently the team is building the carnival-style attractions which have been developed to engender learning opportunities about the drivers and impacts of climate change in an enjoyable way suitable for all ages. This year Glastonbury Festival runs from 21st-26th June, and The Circus of Climate Horrors will also be presented at other events. Follow its journey and updates from Glastonbury on Twitter and Instagram @climate_circus.