Siren brings together creative people, artists, scientists, environmental advocates, performers and mentors to help skill young people in Suffolk through workshops and training programmes, with outputs and public outreach at an annual landmark arts and environment festival
Climate, nature and youth are sounding an alarm we can’t ignore: the loss of a diverse and abundant natural world; future prospects for young people; species extinction; all are affecting our lives and time is running out. Few of us like being told to give up something or change behaviours, yet these issues are threatening what we all cherish.
Siren is a rapidly-growing, community of people who are creating a platform for those who believe that Suffolk, a county where people face rising sea levels on the fastest eroding coast in Europe, can be a showcase for the UK and beyond, showing how young people can share ideas and learn skills to change the future for the better.
By matching art and science, expression, entertainment and truth, the projects and initiatives we create can appeal to heads as well as hearts, attract new, broad audiences to the issues, and enable our communities to develop positive solutions.
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We aim to help young people, feeling anxious about their future, to find their voice. By bringing together creative people, scientists, environmental advocates, performers, trainers and mentors we share transferrable life skills that can help young people around self-confidence, film-making, public-speaking, event organising, photography, local democracy and more. The projects created will be showcased at our annual landmark arts and environment festival for our region.
Siren is a platform for all people, all organisations, all who wish to celebrate our world, sound an alarm and inspire change.