This is a screening of a celebrated film about Europe’s last wild rivers, followed by a panel discussion with speakers from the University of Exeter, National Trust, Flow Partnership, and South West Water
The film “Blue Heart” aims to raise public awareness about the negative impact of the Balkan Rivers hydropower boom. More than 3,000 hydropower dams are being planned or built in the Balkans — disrupting Europe’s last free-flowing rivers and threatening communities and wildlife. 91% of these planned projects will generate little energy, despite being extremely expensive to build and to maintain.
After the film, there will be an informal panel discussion with Richard Higgs, programme manager of the Riverlands project at the National Trust, a £10 million project to bring the UK rivers back to life; Minni Jain, director of the Flow Partnership, an NGO working in the UK, India and Slovenia which is rejuvenating desertified and flooded lands with community collaboration; and Dr David Smith from SouthWest Water Upstream Thinking project , which aims find natural landscape-scale solutions to improve water quality. The discussion will be chaired by Dr Kate Baker, Research Fellow at The University of Exeter.
This film is organised by Agile Rabbit and sponsored by Society for Conservation Biology Freshwater Working Group. This event is being run in tandem with the film being screened at Swansea University with the AMBER project, an EU funded initiate to reconnecting European rivers together.
£5 advance / £7 on the door. 10% off for Theatre Friends.
Bar opens 6 P.M., starts 7 P.M.
Online: click on link above
In person: Lyme Regis and Bridport Tourist Information centres
Over the phone: 01297 442138
Booking Fee may apply