literature & poetry

Writing to Understand Climate Change with Jude Yawson

Find out how your writing can tackle the climate crisis and how to understand climate change through writing in a six-part course led by Jude Yawson.

Learn about how to approach research, debate and documentary, and the different ways to inform your writing using a variety of materials and resources.

The course is focused on the history, present and future of climate change.

Jude Yawson recently co-wrote and edited Rise Up: The #Merky Story So Far with Stormzy and the #Merky team.

His essays, articles and poetry are curated on his website,

His work reflects on life, culture and society and he is particularly passionate about projects that focus on identity, representation and humanity.

He graduated in Philosophy and has an MA in Cultural Studies. He is currently working on his debut novel.

Dates & times

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Royal Festival Hall
Blue Room, Level 1


£90 for six-session course
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)


25% (limited availability)
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Age recommendation
For ages 18+

Event information
This course takes place from 7pm – 9pm on the following dates:

Mon 20 Jan: Blue Room, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall
Mon 3 Feb: Blue Room, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall
Mon 24 Feb: Blue Room, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall
Mon 9 Mar: Blue Room, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall
Mon 23 Mar: Blue Room, Level 1, Royal Festival Hall
Mon 6 Apr: Sunley Pavilion, Level 3, Green Side, Royal Festival Hall

All six sessions are included in this ticket. We strongly recommend that participants make sure they are available for all six sessions of the course, but at a minimum attend four.

By purchasing a ticket you agree to be contacted by Southbank Centre on email in relation to this course.

Please bring a notebook and something to write with.

A limited number of free bursary places are available for people who would otherwise not be able to access this course due to financial circumstances. For more information and to apply please email with the name of the course in the subject. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 16 December 2019.