Current work

Tansey and Cathy

"What about an Eco Carnival?"

Risky Things is exploring ways to engage with the current climate emergency, where people, animals, plants, insects are all endangered in different ways by rising CO2 emissions, global warming, plastic pollution.  How can the wider public be drawn into consideration of the issues?

Tansy-Schweppes is a large beetle, modelled on the rare York Tansy beetle, but made out of single-use plastic bottles and packaging by puppeteer John Barber with Cathy Denford.  It is a prototype for a parade model that could be part of a future Eco Carnival, celebrating endangered species with performance and debate in the open air, on the streets...

We are currently working with St Nicks Environment Centre and other partners towards a Green Festival in York in August 2020. Anyone interested in joining, contact us here.

Plastic pollution in our rivers.  What can we do about it?



'Blue Moment' - Refugee Film

Blue Moment is a 45 min film drama made with the Refugee Therapy Centre, London.  A story of resilience and solidarity, it uncovers the mystery of a young woman from Africa seeking asylum in Britain today. A therapist helps her overcome her torture-trauma and a local bus-driver supports her as she moves through the challenging asylum process, abused and accused of terrorism. 

Paid for by Big Lottery, donations and crowd-funding, it is a free, online training-resource on our refugee page or contact us here to order a DVD.

Photo: Misha Duncan-Barry in Blue Moment


Also available is our film On the Edge about living rough in Britain's current climate of austerity, featuring actors Andrew Dunn and Andrina Carroll. Watch the film on our ‘Homeless’ page and, if you would like to show it to your group, please contact us for details.

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