It was my birthday yesterday! Another year older, and maybe another year wiser. We’ll see. As it’s also January and the start of another exciting year, I thought I would let you all know what 2020 has in store for The Shouting Mute…
In 2020 I will be doing a lot for climate change. I have been working as a librettist for Drake Music, collaborating with an incredibly talented team to bring you Planted Symphony, a musical theatre installation that will tour the UK. Check that out when it comes out in May. It will be beautiful. I can tell you now, come and see it because it will be stunning. So there’s that to look forward to.
I am also writing and directing another art installation for the festival Inside Out Dorset 2020. Again about climate change but answering the question ‘The environment and people, what happens?’ You can have your say when I reach out for public input, especially if you live in Dorset.
So, what are you doing to help the environment? I have to admit I throw away stuff that I could probably recycle, but stuff gets so rank in a cabinet. Hmm, bad start I admit. What what will you do to save the planet this year? Not in 20 bloody years. This year. This month. This week. If not today then tomorrow. Here is mine.
I will try and research how to start using solar and wind power, and I will make sure that my stuff doesn’t get rank so I can recycle it. Sadly I can’t go vegan because I don’t want to poo all day. Having cerebral palsy isn’t that environmentally friendly. I’m sorry. I do use 500 paper towels a day, and I’m sorry about that too, but it’s better than having your washing machine on all day probably using power from fracking, and oil from the sea. A massive clap to the Trumps of the world. Well done, thanks for killing the world. Wind and sun are the way forward. Greta Thunberg I agree with you, but I’m also sorry that having a disability doesn’t make me more environmentally friendly. I’ll do what I can.
What are your environmental plans for 2020?