Invitation to participate in a workshop on Civil Society, risk and climate change: science, perception, communication and exchange, UWE Bristol.

The Centre for Floods, Communities and Resilience and the Science Communication Unit at UWE together with Climate Outreach are pleased to announce a one day workshop exploring the interface between science communication, the arts and community resilience in the context of climate change and extreme weather.

This is the fourth event in the ESRC Seminar Series CASCADE-NET: Civil Society, risk and climate change: science, creative communication & exchange


Date: 10:30-16:00, Wednesday 16th May 2018

Venue: Room 5X101 Bristol Business School, UWE Bristol Frenchay Campus BS16 1QY


Alison Tickell, CEO of Julie’s Bicycle will open the workshop with a Key Note relating her experiences working with creative industries on sustainability, and the opportunities for utilising their influential voices to reach new audiences on climate change.

She will be joined by speakers from academia and practice, including Sam Illingworth (Manchester Metropolitan University), Stuart Capstick (Cardiff University), Luci Gorell Barnes (Artist) Lyndsey Bakewell (Loughborough University), Corra Boushel (UWE) and Adam Corner (Climate Outreach).

The day will include a mix of provocative presentations followed by facilitated discussion exploring questions including:

  1. What are the challenges and constraints of communicating about climate change and extreme weather (e.g. challenges of communicating complexity)

  2. How might creative arts approaches be employed to open discussions about climate change and extreme weather? (use of case study examples to open discussion) (also how can these approaches help to overcome the challenges of communicating complex risks, like extreme weather)

  3. How could arts, science and community work together to build resilience? For further information or queries or if you have any specific dietary requirements or require parking at UWE Bristol please contact

Places are limited. To register please do so before 8th May by following this link. Early registration is highly recommended to guarantee a place.

Travel Bursaries

For Early Career Researchers (e.g. PhD student; postdoctoral researcher) and Civic Society organisations: Please note there are a number of travel bursaries which are being shared out across the nine CASCADE-NET seminars. If you would like to apply for up to £80 towards your travel costs, please email with the following details: your name, role or post, institution/organisation, location and cost of travel. We will confirm by email in advance of the event if we can give you a bursary. Successful applicants should hold onto their rail tickets to attach to their claim form.